Last Tuesday at 4 o’clock in the morning a car approached Tallvägen, the street where I’m living. The car is a Saab 9-5. This car once belonged to me, now it belongs to friends who live 1100 km in the South. They had come to paint my house together with two more helpers that would arrive at the airport in the evening.
I still can hardly believe that four people could paint a house within two days, but they managed. It was exhausting work due to temperatures up to 30 °C and not a single cloud on the sky.
The first day we went out of bed at 3 o’clock (!) to use the less hot early morning hours. Especially Astrid hardly stopped painting until 21:30 and I considered making doping tests. The next day we started at 7 o’clock but it was soon so hot that we took a long, long siesta to avoid the heat. Beside of small details we finished the painting in the evening.
I write “we” but as a matter of fact I didn’t help at all with the painting due to problems with my elbow. I provided small help here and there and paid all the food but I have a very bad conscience anyway. On the other side, Astrid and Hein did not work for free either. It’s their payment for the Saab 9-5 mentioned above which I gave them last year.
While Astrid, Nicolas and Luka focussed on painting, Hein – a professional carpenter – also replaced rotten parts of the facade, lifted the winter garden so that the door opens and closes again and fixed many other details. I’m extremely grateful.
Here’s the team:
Here’s the result (choose your favourite photo):
Thanks a lot for your fantastic help!
@Nicolas und Luka It was really nice to meet you.
@Hein und Astrid: Have fun with the car, it’s yours!