Tuesday, November 9, 2010

365/311 It is a start & 365/312 This make 2

I bit the bullet and started painting the stair risers. I careful papered and taped the treads and wall which took me over an hour; that surprised me.  I put the first coat on and am letting it dry overnight.  I cautioned everyone to be careful on the stairs because of the paper, I did not want anyone slipping on the stairs or kicking the damp risers.

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All went well for the evening and no one messed up the paint or fell on the stairs.

Fast forward to Tuesday morning and look what happened…

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The girls and I were getting ready to leave for Preschool and I was holding Syd’s hand like always.  I was also carry 2 sippies and 2 wet diapers (like always).  I got to the third to the last step and wham I find myself on my butt.  I slipped and pulled Syd down with me, she was not injured but was screaming for 30 minutes after and I banged my left elbow so hard that 12 hours later it is still throbbing and it is missing skin. All I can think is that I was so concerned with Syd getting down safety that I was not watching my steps carefully enough.  I just hope the pain stops soon or I might need to consider if I did something that needs medical attention.

In case you are counting this is my second fall down the stairs, I am tied now with my 2 and 1/2 year; what does that say about me?

The tape and paper came down today. I have some touch up to do and some caulking to fill in the gaps the a 60 year old staircase has.  I think it looks great and will be excellent after the minor things above are completed.

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