It's been an interesting year for monsoon. Mother Nature seems to be hanging on for dear life. We've got four days of thunderstorms lined up. Of course you never know if the weather guessers are right, but in Arizona, you can have beautiful sunny blue skies one minute, and lightning in your lap, along with a waterfall, two seconds later.
Lucky for me, it didn't happen while I was out painting. Here's my tip of the day. Once you have completed your painting, you don't have to clean that brush if you think you will use it again with the same color paint. I wrapped the brush very tightly in aluminum foil and placed it in the freezer. That was two years ago.
I took the brush out and let it thaw, just to see if this would actually work. Sure enough, it thawed out nicely, I wiped it clean and went right back to painting. I probably wouldn't try this on your living room paint, but you never know.
I would also like to mention that this can of paint has been in the searingly hot garage for at least five years. I just stirred it up and VOILA!! Paint!! Here's the thing ... apparently the previous owners decided to paint the wall AFTER the plants had grown tall, so they never painted BEHIND them.
Yes I did take the chain saw on a stick to this oleander, and it's a mess. I'll clean it up and try to make it look better.
I ran outside to video that first crack of lightning. WOW ... I was back inside in two seconds. That lightning was right overhead. The crack even hurt my ears. Me thinks I should stay inside where it's safe. I took this video standing in the doorway. It was so bad that even Cooper began barking at the thunder.