If I Had a Hammer? I’d paint it!

Another great daily prompt from Krista at WordPress! Thanks Krista!

Here is the prompt:

If you could learn a trade — say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall — you name it — what skill(s) would you love to have in your back pocket? could learn a trade — say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall — you name it — what skill(s) would you love to have in your back pocket?

There are two trades that I would learn. Well, I would re-learn one of them.

The first trade I would learn is truck driving.

English: USA Truck driving down the road
English: USA Truck driving down the road (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

It is in great demand here in the states and it would be a great way to see the country. I would do long distance routes and would love to do the ones that go west.

 

The trade that I would re-learn is that of painter.

A modern painter and decorator.
A modern painter and decorator. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Twenty-five years ago I began to learn the art of professional painting. Not being a painter as in a picture painter but in painting homes, apartments, large tanks, and even barns. A friend of mine owned a small painting business and having left one job and needing another, I started working for and with him. The most memorable job we had, and the last one I work on, was painting a large barn in central Michigan in late October. The owner of the property also raised Angora goats and with the wind swirling around the barn, the over-spray mist gave all the goats a spotted appearance!

Trades are important and the need for skill tradespeople is very great!

So if I had a hammer? It would be covered in paint!

Hammer
Hammer (Photo credit: David Blaine)

 

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