Fresh Paint

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When John is in painting mode I expect to find him in his ‘Bristol, England‘ t-shirt and an old pair of eyeglasses (glasses he had when I met him).

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I also expect to find paint brushes and rollers in our refrigerator.

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One of John’s painting tips is to wrap wet paint brushes and rollers in plastic bags and store them in the fridge between uses.

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He uses this method of airtight wrapping and cold storage to keep painting utensils ‘fresh’ overnight… and for as long as a month.

Not having to wash brushes and rollers after each painting session is a big timesaver. And John is not one to waste time in getting a job done. He was quick to get started today putting primer on the green wall board in the master bathroom.

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Although it is a bit off-putting to have painting supplies in our fridge, the inconvenience is well worth it, especially for me. Here are two examples of how I benefit:

1) From the same fridge, the painter manages to create delicious meals on his breaks…

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like today’s lunch of poached eggs and sautéed vegetables (mushroom, zucchini, onion) on a bed of fresh kale with grated parmesan.

2) The painter enjoys a great sense of efficiency and does not asked for my help.

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I expect he will have a coat of primer in the master bathroom and bedroom by dinnertime. I wonder what he’ll make for dinner?

Although he works well single-handedly, the painter has a four-pawed supervisor.

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I noticed supervisor Jack glancing at the Dan and John names on the opposite wall…

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He was not about to let his name be the first to go under the roller.

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live. enjoy. repeat.

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