... boredom struck. I painted the basement.
When one has retired from working for a living, there is free time to be used in other ways, and it is necessary to experiment to find that hobby which will fill the bill for you.
I tried several different avenues, but found one reason or another to stop and look around for another direction to try.
One day when I was playing pool in the basement of the apartment house in which I live, I noticed how the dark green color seemed depressing. I drew some white paint from the supply room and over a week or so, in my spare time, I painted the whole room which was twenty by twenty feet.
It was not very long before I found the stark white too annoying to me, so I started to paint pictures, and I and other tenants in the building liked the results as the area became alive.
When boredom struck again, I painted the corridor walls which was the end of the line for my artistic efforts.
Now that that has been taken care of, I started to write articles for the Melrose Mirror and looking into other avenues of mischief.