The bathroom is almost done! It will look nice. I will post the pictures tomorrow. I am sure you are waiting anxiously (she says, tongue in cheek)!
Boy howdy - painting isn't as easy as it used to be...my body aches in all kinds of places that it shouldn't ache. Back in the 80's I could paint effortlessly and painlessly...ah.... back in the day.... and an excellent intro to the next subject - a hint of the 80's through my eyes....
I had all my children in the 80's. Three boys whom I love with all my heart! My first child, know as Gross Back In (as in Grocery Outlet puts the gross back in groceries) , was born with a rare disease - very rare - both my husband and I are carriers - and systemic (a problem with cystine exiting the lysosome). When he was diagnosed at 13 months (failure to thrive) we were told he would die by age 10. Later we learned otherwise. He lost kidney function at age 12, got one of my kidneys (a perfect 6 point match) at age 13, and lost his sight at age 26. (But these events did not occur in the 80's and are therefore not pertinent to the subject at hand.) Shortly after the diagnosis in 1982 my husband freaked out and informed me on Christmas that he was leaving us for his high school sweetheart. He never really left any of us (at least not in the 80's) and the 2nd bundle of joy, Dandu, (unaffected carrier) arrived 27 months after Gross Back In. Two years and nine months later the 3rd bundle, Hold See, (also an unaffected carrier) arrived.
The 80's were not my favorite decade. Being married to a womanizing alcoholic, having a child with a rare disease, and raising three young boys kept me busy (as well as finishing my bachelors and masters degrees).
Besides my children, one of the main highlights of the 80's for me was the movie Raising Arizona. My kids, my favorite babysitter and I saw it at the local drive-in, sitting in the back of a Nissan 4x4, amid a meteor shower in 1987. I LOVED it! This began my affection for all things Coen (I have seen all their films except Blood Simple - I like their funnier outings better.)
Enjoy the clip! I hope it entices you to watch the whole film. It is a gem from the 80's.