Anyone want to try to put that into layman's terms?
After panicking, I used my highly honed powers of observation and found the difference between the two cans.
Voila! (can you even see it? it's so small)
Upon consulting with the professionals whom I keep in my pocket at all times, I forged ahead with the milky stuff.
Here are my findings, for anyone who might be interested in such nugatory subject matter. The clear liquid absorbed right into the brick and mortar, giving me an oddly satisfactory feeling. (Could this be connected to my fetish with feeding people?) It would run down but not quicker than I could use my brush to guide it where I wanted. The milky stuff stayed out on the surface and raced down the brick, forcing me to frantically try to corral it. (This same thing happens when you take a toddler out of a bathtub.)
Okay, I know. You just want to see the stinking chimney; the exposed brick that sends my heart into flutter and stretches my face into a smile. To do this project justice, though, let's look again at the different phases.
|See that cabinet on the right? That was built onto the left side of the chimney. The wall wrapped around it. You can just barely see the arched opening on the right which faced the front door.|
|This shows the right side with most of the wall removed.|
|This shows the right side. Because it was built up against an already existing wall, the mortar was a mess.|
|I wore that brush down to nubs.|