Graffiti, kitchen before and after

Posted by Nate in Day to Day, Family, Home Improvements.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 at 9:58 pm

So maybe that’s the point of this blog right now, to be the ballast in an otherwise confusing, hard, and painful world. Because, despite all the bitching we do about finals, work, and house projects, our life is a delicious slice of cake, devoured at our leisure, with all the good and such a tiny sprinkle of the bad it’s like it doesn’t exist. Where do I get off moaning about having to repaint our kitchen??? Still, that’s where things are right now. Maybe it’s our little struggles that help balance out the big ones, and in case it turns into the opposite I’m not going to sit here and wait for it. Luck, fate, or karma, I think the lesson from all those links above is to pay attention and BE in the moment you are in, with the people you love. That’s worth shooting for.

SO! On with the petty(ish) posts! Last night, in the limited time after I’d gotten home from work and Karen got home from her work, we were hit with some gang graffiti on our garage door. On the left is a shot I barely remembered to take halfway through covering it up. That paint, by the way, came with the house, marked as "garage trim". No, it’s not.

Anyway, it’s our first graffiti hit, surely not the last, although after a fair bit of research today I feel confident that the Sur 13 gang is most likely the only one to ever hit us, and they stick to blue. So, if we copy the wise advice of our neighbor Don, we will paint our door a dark color with some high sheen and be good to go. Worth a try, and anyway it needs something that matches. (incidentally, check out The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal. Start here, and check out the video. There’s a piece up the alley that’s been covered in the exact shape as the original – what’s the point then?)

So that was frustrating for a minute, but really just a belated "Welcome to Ward 9!" present. Now we’re really residents.

Finally, on seeing the red paint in the kitchen, a fellow blogger was heard to remark – "Isn’t that the same color it was?" To which I say, "no." A thousand times, "no." It was sickly orange. Ok, the orange worked originally, but not with our stuff. Check it out: before (left) and after (right). So. Cool.

You all be good and take care of yourselves and each other. I mean it!!!

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2 Responses to “Graffiti, kitchen before and after”

  1. Rick Says:

    Blog Ballast – I like that! And I agree that it is the little struggles that make up our daily life that say a lot about who we are.

    You gotta love the Internet. Out of curiosity I did a quick search on Sur 13, and Google ads pops up with:

    “Sur 13
    Everything to do with
    Sur 13 items.”

    EBay must be grabbing every search term that is entered in Google and figuring for most they will have something for sale. Not so for Sur 13 – zero items for sale!

    Hopefully the grafiti won’t be a common occurence.

  2. m Says:

    I love your posts, keep writing about your daily life, your home repairs, etc. It’s all important – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    We are important to each other and staying in touch is key. If all you told us about was the crises, then we’d never know about the rest of your life. And if there are no crises right now, we can all be grateful for that, and you can tell us about the other stuff.

    I am getting anxious to see you two (well, three, Bruno counts too!)