My son says I have an addiction.
An addiction to painting, remodeling, and moving my Craig’s List furniture around the house.
It’s better than drugs, right?
My husband’s friend told me today that I have this habit – as soon as he deploys or goes TDY I break out the paint and the ladder and start tearing my house apart.
Maybe I do.
This week I re-started my stair makeover. I’m painting all the stair trim and spindles white, and the banister dark gray. The problem? I have 147 spindles.
If I painted a spindle a day this deployment would be more than halfway over by the time I finished.
I started thinking over the past 20 years and realized I’ve done a lot of painting and re-doing. And most of it while he’s gone.
Maybe I just need to pass the time.
Maybe painting in my deployment coping strategy.
My husband has been deployed to the Middle East for 274 days. These are my real thoughts expressing my heart during his absence. I appreciate your prayers and kind words as we cope, adapt, and carry on without him until August 2014. To read from the beginning, click here.