Wednesday Working State

April 30, 2008 at 2:04 pm 3 comments

Whew.  Today…more wall repair/grout.

Ran out of primer. 

Trim color decision taxing me.  I think we have too many samples up…just choosing the current fav and knocking out distracting competition today…order needed.

Watching “Clean House”–“The Dirtiest House in the Country” edition.  Very motivating. 

High sugar needs.

PS:  The Style! network uses the word  d*mn way too often for prime-time…what’s with that?  My kids love watching Clean House!


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  • 1. touchofglory  |  April 30, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    We’ve been considering selling and building, but as much as I enjoy change and decorating, I’m not sure I’m ready for that big of a commitment. I’m already crazy enough as it is 🙂 I couldn’t even remember that I was supposed to sing with you on Sunday night….sorry about that – I was kicking myself when KV sent me an e-mail Monday morning asking me if everything was ok. My dad just really wasn’t feeling well, and I stayed at my parents’ house until almost 7:00 pm. I require lots, and lots, and lots of reminders 🙂 See you tonight!

  • 2. ~E  |  April 30, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Boy, once you finally decided to get things going, you jumped in with both feet. I am so proud of all of the work you are doing. I don’t have the confidence to tackle such projects (spackling, sanding, etc) on my own. I know you will be proud when you have a whole new look that is stylish, comfortable and inviting .

  • 3. mandythompson  |  April 30, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    a lady i once worked with used to say “I’m busier than a one-armed paper hanger.”
    it took me a while to figure out what she was saying, but when i did i laughed SO hard…..

    your post reminded me of that lady.
    then i thought it’d be encouragement for you right now – at least you’re not a one-armed paper hanger, mags!

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