Well, I made it through the week and at least the 2nd half of it went much better for training. Now let's just hope he sticks around for awhile (or at least until we get caught up). As I told my boss, he really is a nice kid, very polite. We also had some time, while online training to just chat a bit here and there, as I asked him questions about his studies, etc. He also seems quite focused on what he wants to do and why. I was impressed. I don't think at that age I had any foresight like that.
After work I got up on the loft and painted the first coat of paint. We are just using up old white paint....well, we thought we had 2 partial 5 gallons of leftover white paint, as well as almost 1 gallon. But when dh opened one of the old 5 gallon buckets it was tan color, so must have been white used as base to create the tan (I think it was leftover from our previous house's previous owners they left there). So then he opened the other old 5 gallon and it was white, but only about a gallon left. The 2 gallons we ended up with was just enough to paint that floor. But, now we need to go to town later this morning and get a couple more gallons of white paint to do a second coat. But at least in painting these loft floors we have used up leftovers in 2 one gallon and 1 5 gallon buckets and can throw them out and out of the way now.
It took me just about an hour to paint that floor, so now I know how long the 2nd coat will take me today. One more hour, haha! I can do it! Then I have a few more trim boards to add 2nd coat of stain, but that should only take about half hour. I can do it!
While we are in town I'm going to stop at the grocery store and get a few things to tide us over until we go to the city again and can get another Walmart order. Milk and bread mostly. and probably more lunch meat. And bananas so I can make the banana cream pie I want to make for dh. I need to make a little list. Our next trip to the city we also need to stop and pick up the lawn fertilizer that dh applies every May.
Dh won't be able to move a lot of stuff up there yet...he'll do some lighter bins, but too hard to carry up a ladder (he will probably add some pull down type stairs later). For all the big stuff he will put up there, he will have to rent a forklift for a day or two. Some of his stuff is on pallets and he can just lift a whole pallet up there. And to do all that he will need a nice day in order to move most of the crap outside and out of the way while he does this. I also told him that when he gets all his stuff up there and under the work bench he will build and then has all this extra floor space that does NOT mean he gets to add MORE crap! He says he won't.........but over time he will have it just like it is now, where you have to walk through a maze to get to anything.
Well, I'd better get showered and ready so we can go into town.