Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tales from the Trenches: Hormonal Home Repair

PMS and home repair.  Not a good combo.

Hubs weathered my bit o' ugliness (yes, I've apologized) and we (both tired and feeling a combination of yucks) managed to get the slate tile set on Monday night.  It took both of us nitting and picking (yes, we've both apologized), but it got laid.  The slate needs sealed, then it can be grouted. 

Today?  Hubs Pergo'd the hallway.  Tis gorgeous.  I threatened to buy a little kids bowling set so that we can bowl in the winter.  ;)

The hall from the top to the bottom varies by 1".  He needed to cut most of the wood by jig saw.  Though it took all day, he had 6 doorways to deal with.  (2 bedroom doors, the studio door, a linen closet and the coat/game closet.)  He continued the zipper pattern that he had running in the kitchen.  The lines line up perfectly. 

Such a perfectionist I married.  It doesn't help that I'm the same way.  Between the two of us, it takes a sweet forever to get anything done.  It always looks great when it is finally finished! 

The floor?  I'm thinking it will all be in probably by the end of the week.  Now, that isn't talking about time to re-install all of the moulding, but we want to look magazine picture like by Thanksgiving.  That's reasonable.  I told Hubs that I don't want to have to take holiday pictures where I have to crop funky crap out of.  He agrees.

Smiles in my day:
-  The hallway!
-  I scored winter boots for K- from LL Bean.  We bought the Northwoods boots that were $39.50, had $20.00 in coupons (1 coupon for $10.00 was to expire on Thursday) so I got them for a wonderful price!  Since we walk to school even in the winter, girl needed some fantastic boots.  Oh, and we bought the floral print to avoid the being made fun of this year.  (Her boots last year were plain navy boots.) 
-  A request to fetch dinner from Wendy's was called into work, so while there in line, I saw that they were selling Frosty coupon books for Halloween.  10 frosty coupons come in the book for $1.00 per book.  I bought 5 books and once all coupons are gone, then we'll go trick or treating.  A great thing?  Absolutely!  The money goes to benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  Adoption?  A near and dear thing to our hearts! 

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Rach said...

I'm SO excited by your home improvements. I can't WAIT to see pictures! :o)

I'm glad you and hubs are back to good. Home improvements are SO hard, especially when you are doing them yourself.

K's boots are TOO wonderful. I swear, I'm gonna have to get you to find deals for me. You are da bomb!