Easier said than done!

Easier said than done!

Front Door at the end of our Holiday
Front Door at the end of our Holiday

Front Door at the Beginning of our Holiday
Front Door at the Beginning of our Holiday

Attila and I took a one week vacation from work. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it. I looked forward to it so very much. And now it is over.

What did we do during our one week of rest and relaxation. We scraped, power-washed and sanded four layers of exterior paint from our little house in the city. And when we were done all that, we painted, and painted, and painted.

We worked from first light until dark every day for six whole days and two partial days.

No telephone, no television, no internet. We did watch some very good movies on CD after dark, compliments of Terra and Lares.

We are tired and sore and pleased with ourselves.

See why?

Worldly Distractions


23 °C
Condition: Sunny
Pressure: 101.3 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 23.0°C
Dewpoint: 13.6°C
Humidity: 55 %
Wind: SW 9 km/h


“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

The Dalai Lama
1935 –

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Well done! What a lot of labor–and what a lovely result.


Thanks Wendy! When Attila painted a little corner of the front wall, over a mixture of painted and bare wood surfaces, it looked hideous! I was so distraught that I went right out and bought a chocolate cake to drown my sorrow! By the time one wall had received a second coat I was sure the colours would work, what a relief!