Hello friends and family
This was my week for painting the ceilings of the lounge and the kitchen. The ceiling in the kitchen was pale blue and in the lounge it was deep dusky pink. I spent Monday and Tuesday cutting in from the edges with a brush. The ceilings have panels with batten boards running across them so that meant a lot of cutting in. By Tuesday afternoon I was able to do the first coat of paint on the panels with the roller. By then I was wondering why I had not taken a “before photo”!
I went to Oamaru on Wednesday and took the opportunity to visit Janice at Kakanui. She was not having a great day and so I lingered longer than I had planned which meant there was no time for painting on Wednesday.
On Thursday I wanted to do the second coat with the roller and so the wet drizzly day was all that was needed to motivate me to get it done. It took all morning, and if I wasn’t over it, I should have given it a third coat – dark dusky pink does not go under white easily! Never mind, I am happy with the result and am glad that my sore neck is preventing me from examining the other ceilings too closely.
Chris and Hiltrun arrived on Thursday evening and we spent Friday and Saturday working in the reserves. As we usually do, when the penguins come home we leave the area. In the winter, we often don’t see the penguins, we only see their footprints on the beach to let us know that they are coming and going.
This season has been different because we have deployed trail cameras at the main landings. We get to observe their social interactions without disturbing them It is wonderful.
Have a great week!