Wednesday, June 11, 2014
"This is not my life"
|via the awesome movie "Mrs Doubtfire"|
I know, dealing with what finishes to choose on a remodel is definitely a "first world problem" but I think remodeling is probably like childbirth, you forget the pain involved until it's too late. Last night we picked up our baseboards. They're very pretty and they're primed and ready to paint...lucky me.
Of course we couldn't find the stair nose in the color we needed and finishing a huge wood one would look stupid so we picked one slightly darker as close as we could get. For the trim around the slider and other doors, we got light grain pine that I'll stain. I think we need to get one more though so I'll be staining well into Friday, I'm sure. The weather isn't looking the greatest for painting today so I'm hoping the storms pass quickly so the humidity isn't thick in the air.
We just got the word late last night that we're on to do this on Saturday. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. We still need to get felt pads for the furniture because we don't have area rugs and since I've seen pretty much every one available and still don't like anything, it might be a while. *rolling eyes*
Yesterday I started taking baseboards off and numbering them in case it would help him cut the new ones. I stopped at the living room because I don't want to have the carpet all wonky and pulling away from the walls but I think that'll be my project tomorrow.
I'll also have to cook a little. I was brought up that when people help you with construction, you feed them. Of course this used to be the only payment back in the day but we're paying him for his time as well. So I bought a pork roast that I'll use for BBQ, I'll grab some mac and cheese and another side. I think I'm baking banana bread the night before for them to grab in the morning and through out the day. Then if for some reason it bleeds into the night, we'll order a pizza or something. (Thankfully this falls on high cal day)
So yeah, I've got a busy few days ahead of me! I was also informed by my body that it does not consider construction/painting as exercise even though I burn the same amount of calories. It threw a three pound gain at me last week which pissed me off so in addition to all of this extra stuff I'll be doing, we'll still need to stuff in workouts. Pffft.
I fully expect a tornado dream over the next few days. (My sign I've got too much going on that I'm not dealing with)
Do you like remodeling? Do you forget what a pain it is until it's too late and you're knee deep in it or do things go rather smoothly for you?
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