I am just trying to pay the bills

March 6, 2018

“The hardest part of being a painter is preparation. It is 90 percent of the work. Painting is just ten percent. Sanding and caulking can take forever to get it right. I am just trying to pay the bills. I was an iron worker before this and worked overseas on oil rigs in Australia, Africa, Malaysia, Spain, China, and Japan. I am glad I did it, but I was never home. My brothers worked on oil rigs, too. My oldest brother was on the Deepwater Horizon when it blew. He died of cancer a few years later. He was 38 when he died.”


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