Monday, January 11, 2010

God, Can you turn the heat on please?

Let me explain something. I live in Southwest Florida. There are many reasons I love it family is close, beautiful beaches, great friends, I'm addicted to water. But do you want to know the #1 reason I'm here?

The weather. (Sorry mom & dad)

I H.A.T.E. being cold.

So imagine my disappointment at having below freezing temperatures for weeks now. We Floridians just don't know how to act when it gets this cold. Will our pool pipes freeze? What temperature do you set the heat at? How many layers can I fit under my coat without looking like the kid from A Christmas Story?

This leads me to my disaster of the weekend. I've officially learned a lesson. I'll admit I had cabin fever this weekend. I can't stand being stuck in the house because it's miserable outside. On Saturday, I decided to work on a few projects in the garage that are half done. One is a goodwill small glass bowl I was painting to use as a holder for my rings when I'm not wearing them. I've been looking at goodwill and the local thrift store for something like this (oh Eddie, you know I love you, why do you have to charge so much for these??):

but haven't been able to find just the right one, so I decided to make a cheap (read inexpensive)imitation one. The project was almost done, I thought I'd give it one more coat of white paint before putting a protective spray on it. I attempted this Saturday and ended up with this:

As I'm wondering what the heck happened, I vaguely remember a blog post I read recently where the poster said she brushed the paint because she couldn't spray due to the temperature. I think it's time to read the back of the spray paint can.

Oh crap. Who knew you weren't supposed to use spray paint in temps under 65 degrees? Apparently those who live in every state except for Florida. Lesson learned.

At least now I have another reason to love Florida - Less interuptions from crafting due to weather conditions!

So has anyone else had a weather related craft-astrophy lately? Do share so I can feel better. Thanks.

1 comment:

  1. Stumbled upon your blog and am lovin it! So much fun. I too have done a similar thing with spray paint. Your so not alone! Keep on crafting! Can't wait to see what you do next.