****WARNING!! YOU MAY NEED SUNGLASSES TO READ THIS POST!!!!!****
Hey everybody! Can you believe it? 8 MORE DAYS!! The realtor told Mom and Dad, if they want, they could close on this coming Tuesday! You know what Mom and Dad said? NO!!! Can you believe that?!?! What were they thinking? It had something to do with taking off work and blah, blah, blah! Oh well.
Okay, today I'm going to explain why Mom was so itchy and miserable. This is what our house used to look like. Cute huh?
Well, the lady buying the house is getting an FHA loan which is a government type of loan which means they're kind of picky about certain things. When Mom heard she was doing an FHA loan, she knew the paint on the outside of the house was going to be a problem because it's pealing. When Mom's parents bought a house using FHA, the owners had to fix a hole in a closet so Mom was worried and sure enough, the paint had to be scraped and repainted. Mom and Dad were nice and let the lady buying the house choose the paint color and she chose yellow. Here's a picture of what it looks like now! This is where you need your sunglasses!!
Mom and Dad hate the color. Dad said it doesn't feel like their house anymore because it's yellow. Dad played "Hide A Post-It Note" and Mom still hasn't found it. Well, Sunday Mom and Dad painted the entire house and 2 sides of the garage. It was way hot and the paint sprayer kept having issues because the paint kept drying so fast because of the heat. As soon as it hit their skin, it would dry. When Mom went to take a shower that night she got really itchy and broke out on her knees and her back. Mom took some Benadryl allergy medicine which knocks her out big time. The next morning the bumps were gone, but her hands itched really really bad and they still smelled like paint which meant her hands had absorbed the paint. When Mom was younger, she found out that she couldn't use yellow soaps and shampoos and the only ingredient different in them was a Yellow dye. Mom never had any trouble with paints and glazes in art school, but she is having major trouble with this house paint so they must use a similar dye in the house paint that they don't use in ceramic glazes or oil and acrylic art paints. A lady gave Mom a couple allergy pills that made her feel lots better and didn't knock her out. They were yellow, but they must use the good yellow dye in the pills. Mom's grandma has some trouble with dyes in fabrics so Mom is guessing weird dye allergies is a genetic thing from her mother's side of the family.
Thankfully, we will only be staying in the ugly yellow house for a few more nights. Dad is going to finish painting the last 2 sides of the garage tonight. I'll stay inside with Mom. I kind of helped with the painting again and instead of being called "Skunk Tail," I now am called "Bumblebee Tail." I guess that's better. Of course I wouldn't pose for a picture. I am one of Stormy's best students in her class on how NOT to cooperate for pictures. (I can't get blogger to do links. I'm sure you all know Stormy of the Army of Four and know how to get to their site, if not I have a link to their blog in my link list. Sorry guys!!)
That's the story of my poor Mom and the ugly yellow house. The buyer is going to do a white trim and hopfully it will look better then. One of my Mom's friends messenged Mom the other day on the computer and before she said hi or hey or anything like that she said "All I can say is EW!!" Mom knew right away what she was talking about. the friend drives by our house every day to get home and to get to work so Mom kne she'd be one of the first ones to say something about the color.
I'm off to take another nap under the swamp cooler vent in the living room. I'm really getting tired of this stupid heat. Mom says I'm going to love the new house when it gets this hot. She said my house has something in common with the Army of Four's house (once again, sorry I can't link to you guys!!). I don't understand, but I'll guess I'll find out soon. I can't wait to do my post about my new house!!!!!!!!