Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Projects again...

The King is out of town
for 4 days. 4 days free... free
to do a project.

I had delusions of grandeur,
with one project. Tearing the
wall of the kitchen.. actually
ending up two walls.. Leaving
the beams. But downsizing one
to a counter..

But decided against that, as I could
get into a lot more trouble than
I have ever gotten into. Not that has
scared me in the past, but there
is a limit, you know...Not only dealing
with the King who would come home
to mess, but to more money than I
have, to straighten it out.

Kind of like the front porch. I had
been after him to fix the stairs. Slowly
they were getting weaker, and I knew
someone would get hurt on them. Most
likely him, as he has a clumsy side to him.

Well, that project ended up with a head
ache in a half. Because I took off the stairs,
and figure then he would fix it. But to our
horror, it turns out the wood was rotted,
after years of rain, snow and etc. So $500
and 4 or 5 days later we had a new porch.

Not exactly what I had in mind. Seems most
of our projects start at $500. The porch, the
new window (add another $200 for extras, as
we installed it) and for the house paint and supplies.
Say nothing about all of our labor...

So what do I do this week... let me see.
I could finish painting the trim on the garage.
But I did some the other day and remembered,
that I hate brush painting.

I could paint the kitchen orange and white.
That would push the replacement of the metal
cupboards, with the wooden ones, we
bought at the yard sale, in to service.

Or, I could paint the living room. That would
be by roller... I could get the grandson to help
me prep. And then move all the stuff around.

Hummm, so much to do, so little time.

3 comments:

jb3ll3 said...

You're confused; this is a perfect time for you to kick back and do nothing!

Word Tosser said...

no because this is when I can do projects with out being shut down...or be talked out of ....
well off to move furniture...
painted the wall last night... now to move and paint another. lol...next if time.. the kitchen. lol lol lol lol lol lol

maureen said...

CIS
WHAT A GREAT TIME FOR YOU TO COME OVER AND WE COULD SEE MORE OF UPPER COUNTY, KITTITAS COUNTY, TALK AND VISIT,ETC.
LOVE
MAUREEN
PS DON'T FORGET THAT RAY IS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR (SUPPOSEDLY RETIRED) BUT YOU GUYS COULD SWITCH PLACES AND HE CAN DO THE REPAIR WORK????????