Monday, November 20, 2006

#200 Day 19: Kutchan - 200th Show Special!

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The Road to Hokkaido Tour 2006
Day 19: Kuchan

Today we painted the studio ... shop ... office ... mmm not quite sure what to call it yet – anyway, we painted this room. This is the stuff we used.

I’m the most experienced painter out of the two of us ... but I’m still not exactly sure how to do everything properly ... I would have looked up painting tips on the net ... but we don’t have the internet yet.

Anyway I think we did a pretty good job. Yesterday we cleaned the walls and I filled in the holes. Today we sanded, put tape around everything ... then painted the edges with brushes. Hair kept falling out of the brushes. I wonder if this was because it was a useless brush, or because we should have done something to prepare it before we used it or because I bought the wrong kind of brush ... when I was buying the stuff it didn’t really occur to me that there might have been different kinds of brushes for different kinds of paint ... I just bought one that looked about the right size.

The room looks so much better even after one coat.

Tomorrow we’re going to do another coat. I hope we have enough paint because the paint shop is closed for the next three days.

After painting I did some more cleaning. I cleaned the space between the kitchen and the bathroom. It definitely needed a bit of a clean.

We bought a box of mandarins to celebrate the 200th show. Mandarins are called mikan in Japanese. Sometimes when you buy a box of mikan half of them taste bad.
But we were lucky this time – they were really tasty. Thanks to the efforts of these people.

I put some mikan in the blender with some ice and vodka. Cheers to 200 shows!