May 15, 2013

A good day

Hi everyone.  Hope your day went better than mine did.  It started off with my guy trying to drill the top plate between studs to drop a wire for an outlet.  He couldn't figure out why the wire wasn't showing up in the designated area.  Tried again.  Nothing. Got a two foot long drill bit and tried again.  I finally told him that it has to be going on the other side, in the closet.  Impossible.  Not so.  Yes, so.  Now everything that was in the closet is removed and under a sheet too, so he can repair this.
I've been wrapped in drop cloths unable to find anything and my printer and computer were kind of lost in them for a few days.  I finally ran out for a bit today and when I came home, he was using his wet/dry vac and not realizing that it was exhausting the drywall dust into the air.  What a disaster.  It carried into the dining room also where I had items stashed to stay clean.
This was everywhere and see where it's missing?  That's because it stuck to his boots so he could track it wherever he went.  I immediately decided that I would stop my plans and be satisfied at this point.  One short wall needs to come down in the kitchen and I'm not sure I can deal with it.  Drywall dust is never ending and I hate it.  He hasn't even started sanding!  Then he shows me that the long wall is over 2" out of square, and the drywall will have to bend which will eventually crack, in order to match the other side of the door opening.
 
I dropped a large container filled with change and it went everywhere, spilled the washing detergent down the front of the washer onto the carpet and it splashed the clean pile of clothes, tripped on the brat's water bowl and it soaked my good loafers, missed a step coming down the pull-down stairs, couldn't find the tags I set aside for an order that needed mailed, nor the rings, and have a mess with all my box and tags supplies that were stored in that closet.  When the drill came through the drywall, it was spinning the dust everywhere and the entire closet contents are covered with it.  I did find the tags safe and sound, bought new rings because I gave up looking, got out my little fry pan, set it to high, smeared a little butter, and watched three of these babies sizzle to crispy.
 
 I'm OK now.
I'm still here to bitch.
I still can see, hear, feel, walk, and stitch.
It's still a good day.
 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

22 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW You have had a day! Pour yourself a glass of wine, kick your shoes off and relax.

Primitive Stars said...

Well Marly, good to vent, that was really a bad day...so many things went wrong but it is almost over, :) Francine.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a day! Whenever my DH attempts a project that involves a drill or hammer, we end up with a giant mess. He's a great guy, just not the handiest man around, if ya know what I mean! I love fried donuts! Yum!!!!

Jackie said...

Sounds like you need a spa day and some bubble wrap protection! Hopefully tomorrow is a different day!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh Marly ~
You have a way with words!
I hope tomorrow is better.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Margaret said...

That is some kind of day you had. Ugh! You have the right attitude -- things could be worse, right? Still, you deserve a break. Treat yourself to something nice. Those donuts are a good start. :D

Dede said...

I got a chuckle out of the dry wall incident. My hubby was sanding drywall and using the vac--which spewed the dust all over!!! I was so upset. Can laugh now but it was not funny at the time! He saw no problem until I pointed to the layer of dust on EVERYTHING. I don't think your day could have gotten any worse...glad you survived it and was able to tell us about it. Tomorrow HAS to be better!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Well, it's bound to be better tomorrow!! :) ---Jan

Pat said...

Hoping tomorrow will be better.

Barb said...

Drywall dust is the worst stuff!!!I sure hope tomorrow will be better!!

butterfly said...

Always good to let off steam , hope you have a better day today.

cucki said...

Oh dear you reall had a DAY..hope tomm will be better..
Hugs x

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Good grief! A day to mark down as less than good. The trouble is I know such days so well. My son is a willing and enthusiastic worker, but not very skilled, so a simple fix-up job always involves multiple trips to the DIY store for replacement items and I dread the words 'Oh no' which invariable accompany every job. Just last night he moved his bed and the frame snapped. Hey ho! Irene xxx

Chris said...

Killer donuts.
I hope that today is better!

Shirlee said...

Oh dear ... you've had more than your share of these types of days : ( Great attitude though. We always need to remember that no matter how many of these days we might have, at least we can still see, hear, feel, walk & stitch. I certainly hope things start getting better in the remodeling department!

Vickie said...

Oh yikes! Chocolate! Lots of dark, yummy chocolate.♥

Bertie said...

You could not have put it more eloquently Marly, I don't know what I would have done!
May your weekend be so much better;))

Carol said...

Oh, the joys of home remodeling... Having lived through a whole house remodel 17 years ago, Marly (yes, we stayed in the house--crazy), I know how frustrated you feel. Our worst day was the day the floor refinishers finished part of the floor, walked outside to see our pond, and tracked newly cut grass back into the kitchen right onto the partially finished floors. I just about walked out and never returned that day!!

Hang in there :)

Kate said...

I'm feeling the pain just reading this, hope things improve soon.

Judy said...

I feel your pain! We renovated our entire house 1 room at a time...7 years of drywall dust! Hope tomorrow is a better day!

Judy heartland stitcher

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh Marly, what a day! I second the drinking suggestions until the reno's are over. Cheers! Deb

Pam in IL said...

Ahhh, drywall dust! Know all about it -- especially that shopvac thing, lol. My hubby has done some projects with results very similar to yours. He always manages to get things fixed though and now we can have a good laugh over some of the crazy things he's done.

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