This D*mn House
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Say That Again
- Published on Tuesday, 11 September 2012
The mother: I really like how that’s looking.
Me (in an astonished tone): What? The bathroom?
The mother: Uh-huh.
Wait. Who are you? And where’s my mother?! For the past few weeks, all I’ve heard come out of the mother’s mouth is: “It’s too white. I hate white.” Funny. This is the same woman who fought with me three years ago over painting
Hey … What's That Green Stuff?
- Published on Monday, 10 September 2012
Oh. My. God. IT's GRASS!
For the first time all summer, we got serious rain. And we got it not once, not twice but three times in the same week. Following last Friday evening's soaker, all of a sudden we had a yard again. For me, not having to mow and weed eat has been the silver lining of the season's extreme temperatures and subsequent...
A Not So Funny Joke
- Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012
Do you remember how comedians used to regularly start jokes like, "My wife is SOOO fat …" and wait for the corresponding, "How fat IS she?" response from the audience? Remember those jokes?
My bathroom IS one of those jokes. And I'm not laughing.
Yesterday afternoon I was moving right along, managing to cut the quarter-round with only ONE...
A Bit O' Bathroom Bling
- Published on Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Authors: NVNow that Blogger has decided to start working again (after not letting me post for a few days -- third or fourth time this has happened this year!), here's a post I wrote yesterday.
I know I've been very quiet but I've been incredibly busy. The bathroom is … not done. But the finish line is SO close, I can almost touch it!
We're down to...
It’s amazing how accustomed you become to things when you live in a work in progress.For instance, we stopped putting toilet paper on the holder not long after Toby arrived in 2006. (He liked to shred the rolls.) We eventually graduated to setting the r
- Published on Monday, 27 August 2012
It’s amazing how accustomed you become to things when you live in a work in progress.
For instance, we stopped putting toilet paper on the holder not long after Toby arrived in 2006. (He liked to shred the rolls.) We eventually graduated to setting the roll on top of the holder as he grew and his interest in TP did not. In May 2009, when...
- Published on Friday, 24 August 2012
This day began with a beautiful orange and pink sunrise and it's winding down with a similar sunset. (The sky is becoming more beautiful by the second as I type this.)
It also represents the wrap on what's been quite the week. That's a lot of why I've been so quiet. There's a lot going on both at home and away.
The bathroom is really...
Leaps and Bounds
- Published on Monday, 20 August 2012
I am sleepy, in need of a shower and totally exhausted. My hands, feet and back ache to an indescribable degree; my legs are covered in ladder bruises. I am, however, very happy.
That's because we've made major headway on the bathroom. Finally! After almost three years in idle mode, work on the bathroom got kicked into high gear starting...
- Published on Tuesday, 14 August 2012
I finished painting the scrap wallboard and started cutting and installing it. That was "the idea" I've alluded to: cover the bathroom walls (that I so miserably failed to skimcoat) with scrap wallboard left from other projects.
Each wall has its own little oddities in making a decent cut.
I cut one piece backwards (way to go, idiot!) but...
The Juggling Act
- Published on Tuesday, 07 August 2012
Authors: NVI’m at the point where there are just too many balls in the air.
Bathroom. Kitchen. Future plans. Work. Freelancing. Regular routine (laundry, shopping, paying bills, general house maintenance, car upkeep). And somewhere in there I need time to bathe, eat, sleep and maybe live for a few minutes.
And let’s not forget yard work. After b...
The Lawrence List
- Published on Saturday, 04 August 2012
Lawrence will be here a little later today! I honestly don't remember the last project we did so it will be nice to have him back on board.
The forecast calls for a chance of storms but ideally, those will hold off until later in the evening by which time we'll be long done. I'm still trying to fine tune the to-do's for the day.