Relax - Plans for Empty Nesters

Relax - Plans for Empty Nesters

With August comes the close of summer and the kids going back to school (hopefully).

My youngest child is leaving home for college.

My wife and I will be officially empty-nesters.

I’m in the process of planning my whirlwind trips that will include dinner with kings and queens and experimenting with exotic cuisine and customs. There is so much to do and see that I am giddy with excitement.

Assuming that we are allowed to travel, we now have the freedom to do anything and go anywhere. I’ve started making a short list of the Instagram Life that I want to share on my social media.

But my wife wants the bathroom repainted.

And the kitchen cabinets, the garage floor, deck stained…

While I dream of frolicking with caribou in the snow - she is planning for the holidays. She is making a list of the projects to be done before the extended family comes to visit us. (Sounds like the ideal time for me to backpack through the Sahara Desert). I know it’s only August and the holidays aren’t for some time, but she wants to ensure that the family doesn’t see the dingy scuffed paint that I enjoy every day of the year. With our kids out of the house, now is the perfect time to upend my life with a kitchen painting project.

I’m fairly certain that the projects are being selected to remove my time and means to travel.

Thankfully, Fresh Coat Painters has the trained professionals to tackle my project list. They are true craftsman. They are going to save me so many weekends and so much money that I can look forward to traveling! I’ve used Fresh Coat Painters before and knowing that the painters are all background checked makes it easy for me to hire them and go about my business. They are going to do a great job, quickly and affordably.

Now I can check several things off of my list.

While the painters are working their magic, I’ll find myself in front of a television. I’m still hoping for the fall sports season (I’ve binge-watched every episode of Murder, She Wrote already).

Thank you all for your wonderful ideas helping me keep cool. I’m not sure about these, but I’m going to try building an ice-pack hat. I’ll let you know how that goes.

If you have some time, I’d love to hear your recommendations about vacation spots that my wife and I can sneak off to. (Send a picture as well, that’ll help me sell the dream!) For the record, Cabot Cove is not on my list of places to visit.

Relax and let the painters at Fresh Coat Painters do the work

Ken Talum