John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk

Day 2 of my decorating project, and I've now applied plaster sealer in the loo/bedroom. For those who've seen my flat, that means that they're now the same blotchy brown colour as the hallway, rather than the pale pink that they were before. Unfortunately, I ran out of sealer just as I was finishing up, so the final stretch of bedroom wall is a bit patchy, but hopefully it will be ok; the plaster's now had 15 months to dry, due to me faffing around so much :) Anyway, that takes 24 hours to dry, so I can start painting those rooms on Monday. Tomorrow's task is simply to go to B&Q and buy the paint I need. This in turn means that I need to finally choose the colours I want! If all else fails, eeny-meeny-miney-mo will suffice as a search algorithm... (My basic plan is brown/red in the hallway, blue/yellow in the bedroom, and orange/peach in the loo.)

Meanwhile, I haven't figured out how to fix the light in the lounge (problem described here). I'll take the broken fitting to B&Q tomorrow, in case they can sell me something suitable, but otherwise I think I'll have to swallow my pride and get an electrician to come out.

In other news, I had my penultimate Japanese class of term this morning. We have a test next week, so I'll need to do a bit of studying for that, otherwise I can't progress to next term (I'd have to retake this term). Anyway, the class went well, although I did seem to wind up playing "straight man" for the sensei's teaching approach, when we were learning about times of day. E.g.
Sensei: "This is how you say 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock, so how would you say 4 o'clock?"
Me: "..."
Sensei: "Yes, that would be logical, but no!"
Sensei: "So, how about 9 o'clock?"
(There are two ways to say "nine" - "kyu" and "ku".)
Me: "kyu ...?"
Sensei: "I was hoping someone would say that. No, it's 'ku ...' "
D'oh! Ah well, it's all informative.

Anyway, now to decamp to a fume-free room.
Tags: decorating, japanese

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