Today was the day that the master bedroom began it's makeover. (Note earlier posts on the new house)
Today it was just me and Justin, one of the contractor's employees.
Justin likes music. And he had some great stuff on his ipod.
So, as we worked we talked.
At first it was him telling me how to paint like a pro.
And I told him the stories that Dan told me about painting and restoring some of the old Victorians in Sacramento.
"How do you paint all that detail up four floors?" "You lean out the window."
As I told the story, I could see Dan leaning out some old window, risking life and limb to get an even coat of exactly the right color.
Then we talked about the music. Justin had put on some Beatles. He figured I would like that.
So I asked him what he liked. And he put on some folk-bluegrass. Heavy on fiddle and guitar. With singers like Seasick Steve.
I had never heard of the guy. But I am pretty sure that Dan would have.
It was just Dan music. Skilled, off-beat, and musical.
I missed him so much.
Then I realized that he was right there. Painting and singing with us to Seasick Steve.
Then there was a bit of Queen and things got REAL LOUD.
Glad the place in way out in the country!