In 10 years I had forgotten how truly awful oil paint smells, how slow it dries and how thin those coats need to be. I ended up having to do 3 coats to bring my light green cabinets to cream color with a slight hint of lemon. They look great too and I am pleased although I was ready to pack it in after one coat it looked so crappy. The weather has been warm and sunny and that has helped everything dry as quickly as possible between coats. No humidity here to speak of during the days. Cool at night for airing out. For all the hassle oil is to use, nothing lasts as well. To it's credit after we cleaned all the cabinets off and such Gene asked me again why I was painting them. They looked still fresh and you would have never known the use and abuse the finish had taken.
In other news, no sewing, weaving, knitting, riding or anything that might be considered remotely fun except of course playing with Robin and company. Daily walks have been maintained as has poop patrol. There is always time to put a brush down and have a little game of ball or tug outside, to pick someone up for a cuddle or go racing after a puppy with a contraband packing peanut in his mouth. The little bugger is getting fast.
And of course, there is football! Everyone got their act together (Congress take note, the art of compromise does still exist), and tonight the first of the pre-season games start. Oh heart be still! :) Fall is almost here.
Parting shot: Look! Up in the sky! It's a ......?