The kitchen painting project made progress last night. I finished the first coat above the cupboards. Tonight I should finish it all and put things back where they belong. It is always difficult to paint when you're living in the space. I really don't like to move everything out of its place and then leave it there for days (that feel like years) while the paints dries. I really like the color Sherrie chose. It is a real update to the kitchen, and house as a whole. I have to admit that I feel my age more and more with these labor intensive projects. Up and down on the ladder, standing on the countertops, balancing and reaching are more tiring than they used to be (whine whine). Well, the good thing about putting all this work into this house is that I am more likely to stay in it because I don't think I have it in me to take on another large project. I was thinking last night about how I basically completed the Oregon house project in a year. That project involved significantly more work than this house. I really don't know how I did it. After painting for a couple of hours (it was really probably only an hour but it felt like more) I had to sit on the couch and recover. Tonight I will finish it up and take a couple days reprieve before I tackle the next big project (tiling the laundry room floor-which will lead to painting and building new cabinets, etc.).
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
10 years ago
Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.