Friday, February 14, 2014


Priscilla and I spent Monday-Thursday painting Mrs. R.’s house in Texarkana. We failed to remember our basic rule of redecorating – Take the number of days expected for completion and multiply by two.

That’s the way things have always worked. In Grand Prairie, Texas, we decided to install a shower stall. A weekend should be enough time. Not so. Five days. Other projects have been the same.

You do not know the condition of a house until you begin repairing and painting. Then, the things you saw multiply by a factor of several.

We will get the job done.

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