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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Are You Keeping Score?

The battle to paint the downstairs rages on! 
And you're just dying to know who's winning, aren't you?
Come along with me, and bring a scorepad.
 Young men I paid to do the job in January: 2.
Number of colors we're working with: 5.
Magnetic door primer, coat number 472.
 Tape up the room again to start over, incident 38.
Drips on my brand new floors in spite of drop cloths: 13,694.
 Tight spaces worked with despite the fact that furniture moves: 42.
 Feline Overlords who succumbed to paint fumes: 1.
 Feline Overlords found to be faking it to get attention: 1.
 Vintage molding scraped and sanded to salvage it (in feet): 8.
Vintage molding scraped and sanded to salvage it (in feet, perceived): 5280.
 Lizards harmed: 0.
 Harassed: 1.
 Pursued: 1.
Husbands displaced to an outdoor patio with laptop: 1.
Feline Overlords joining him: 1.
Weeds pulled while out there, 0.

Redheaded homeowner: nothin'.

10 comments:

Kim K. said...

I've missed you and wondered what was going on at your house. This post "might" tide me over for a few days. HUGS!!!

PS. One superhero party down, 1 more to go!!

Sherri B. said...

No matter how my day is going, I can count on getting a laugh from your post. xo

Dharma said...

Oh man. Sending you patience and e-tequila. You crack me up girl.

Michelle L. said...

The feline succumbing to fumes and then discovered to be faking it = best moment of my day so far! The scraping of antique molding is an absolutely gruesome job, and I am so happy you aren't doing it yourself.

Great post and all the usual suspects plus lizard in great form!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Hahaha, thanks for the giggle my dear :) Do you think you might be up to sharing that e-tequila Dharma's sending over?

Chelsea said...

Hahaha, love it. Thanks for the laugh! You and your helpers will be done before you know it... well, hopefully. ;)

~Chelsea

lisbonlioness said...

German ex pats in Yorkshire rolling over from laughing while reading- 1

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

I lost track of the score, but sure appreciate the smile. Can't wait to see what it looks like next!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh God what a tiring time it is God gives you more and more patience... but appreciate your sense of blogging... Waiting for the end result
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Love
Farah

jennifer said...

No lizards were harmed in the making of this blog post? That's always a good thing! I love the colors that you are using.