Saturday, August 05, 2006

Plans! Huh Good God y'all

What are they good for? Absolutely nothing.

Yes, we could all say that again. Am I right? Plans always seem to go asunder, whether they be made by mice or men. In my case, it’s the house painting plan. I had it all figured out. I even had a little map made where I would track my weekly progress as I moved around the house. It was all so neat and simple. Of course, it meant nothing.

Five weeks ago I mapped out my future house painting plans with a nifty map. Each section was supposed to take one to two weeks. As it is, I’ve completed exactly zero sections since making The Map. I would say that I am maybe a week away from completing a section off The Map. Now, granted, this section I’m working on is by far the most challenging and time consuming. It has 5 windows, three brackets, and a total of 9 sunbursts. Still, I should have anticipated that. I just wasn’t thinking, I guess. I think that’s kind of the problem with plans in general. It’s hard to see all the variables.

If the truth be told, the reason I planned so little time for each section was because I figured the old paint would just roll over and play dead as I approached. I assumed the bare wood would rejoice at being liberated from the old paint and would quickly paint itself. It was all supposed to be so much easier than this. The mission would be accomplished in no time at all. I mean, I had a plan! Why didn’t the plan work? Is it because I’m stupid? I’ll let history decide.

So now everybody together…..

War! Huh Good God y'all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

War! Whoa, Lord ...
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me?

War! It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War! Friend only to the undertaker
War! It's an enemy to all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind

War has caused unrest in the younger generation
Induction then destruction-
Who wants to die?

Ohhh? War Good God y'all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it, Say it, Say it

War! Uh-huh Yeah - Huh!
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me?

1 comment:

Kristin said...

The title of this post cracked me up - scraping and painting is definitely war.