Sunday, January 31, 2010
'Cause what was meant to be "my" (large air quotes) project quickly and largely became Jeff's project. And he was soooo not into it.
Also, I need to enroll in air quotes anonymous (or AA; not to be confused with the other AA). While I'm at it, I ought to enroll in italicizers anonymous (IA).
Anywho, do you remember this lil love?
I just felt like my mudroom area could be so much. . . .more.
Not that I don't love the homies names. Or the hooks. 'Cause you know I love me some hooks.
But, huh. I put the stupid hooks too low. Great for lil kids but not great for a bench underneath. Yeesh.
Now, in my defense, this coulda been a 10 minute project. 2 cuts with the saw, and several nails with the nail gun and we're about done here.
Um, 'cept for 2 "little" problems. 1., the wall's not straight. We cut not once, not twice,
(and thanks Dad for adjusting it the 2nd time)
but thrice. Also, there's an outlet on the wall. Or as Jeff would say at work, a "receptacle" is there. Son.of.a.gun.
So the hubby "helped" me. And when I say "helped", I really mean like basically took over.
Let's get some plumber butt! Woot!
Aw. We're all so disappointed. . .
He also adjusted the recessed outlet so it'd look better in the beadboard. And I's all like "Oh ma gosh are you going to shock yourself??!"
I kept waiting for him to say "what the heck do you think I do all day?"
But he didn't. He did give me the look, though. With a "trust me".
And I had the hardest task of. . .wait for it. . . painting.
Tablesaws? Jigsaws? Electrical outlets? Puhlease. Painting's where it's at. For the record-- I begged to do the nail gunning. He's all "No, no. . . I got it." Ya martyr. ;) ;)
Tee hee! I can almost taste it done. Almost. Remember this:
For free? Added it. And just a few more things.
Yeah. Made more chalkboard tags. (*I reserve the right to change this around to whatever makes my skirt fly up*)
Am I done here? Heck to the no. Flooring's up next. And when I say "next", I really mean like number 25 or so on ze leest.
So is that worth $20 total, several traded favors, and a couple hours of really annoying work?
Posted by Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes at 4:15 PM