Friday, November 17, 2006

i lied

taking down the repulsive wallpaper is not my next project. i have a busted toilet. the good news is the toilet will be replaced via my homeowner's warranty. the bad (and good) news is i want to replace the linoleum, as whoever laid it down decided to go the lazy man's route and cut the linoleum around the toilet base instead of taking out the toilet and then laying down the linoleum. did i mention i hate linoleum? ewu.

not only do i get to replace the linoleum (i have never typed that work so much as i have in the past few minutes) in the kid's bathroom, i really need to pull up the same cheap stuff in the laundry room, and my bathroom. and guess what? i'm gonna do it all myself! and i have no idea what i'm doing!! woo!

i've seen many home improvement tv shows (which i love to watch) and i watched the pros do the job when i was once a richy rich wife. to tackle this all by myself is a tad daunting, so i kinda asked my sister for advice, but she didn't offer to help. i have an old friend i could call to get his assistance, but i don't want him to think i call only when i need help (i called him last year when i moved back into town to touch base. we had dinner and did a movie. it was nice. comfortable. way in the past he wanted romance and i said no and eventually married my ex) you can see why asking his home improvement help isn't such a good idea when he hasn't called me in ages to say hi. i mentioned my project to a director at work, whom i know has done tons of home improvement projects, and he's offered to be my tile guru. i'm grateful for his offer to help, i just hope his wifey understands that my seeking his advice is as innocent as it gets. i am no hubby staling hoochiemamma.

i do have to say, it's times like these when i miss having a partner. tackling a project with a pal makes it much more fun and it's great to be able to look back and say, "wow ain't we somethin?"

i'll just have to settle for awesome looking floors :0). wish me luck!


Mr. Althouse said...

I'll bet you feel better now that you have confessed your sins.

Remember: lying=bad, not lying=good.

simple, no?

My work here is done!


Layla said...


Anonymous said...

I am in the same boat, sister! Except I was never a richy-rich wife. The disturbing part of your next project is pulling out the old floor. I don't know about you, but I have a son. We all know their aim is off... if ya know what I mean... eeeeewww!!! (Home Depot gives free classes on tile).

Saur♥Kraut said...

Best of luck! You can do it. You're ultra handy/craftsy. ;o)

mckay said...

KP, ooooo Home Depot my home away from home!

saur, thanks for the nod...and coming from the creator of the awesome ferret habitat i consider that quite a compliment.

sam, i must clarify: on further pondering i realize i did not tell a lie. my project agenda has been altered due to a new and higher priority breakdown. breakdowns that involve decorating always trump just re-decorating, right?

update: my home internet connection is on the fritz so posting and reading will be severly limited for a while until i can go buy a new cable. time to get back to work and prepare for the meeting with our prez. woo!

Mr. Althouse said...

of course

Violet said...

Last weekend, we had friends over for football. After football was over, in a mild state of intoxication, Dave and Mike decided it would be a good time to try to fix the upstairs toilet that wasn't really working.

Suffice to say that we will be calling a plumber to fix the toilets soon.

Mr. Althouse said...

Happy Thanksgiving, mck.

Ellen said...

Not to rub it in or anything, but I do have a partner who is an ex-carpenter, and it is a tremendous help to have someone who knows what they are doing. We work well as a team in our remodeling efforts, as I come up with the ideas and help hand the necessary tools over to him, while he does most of the work I know nothing about. I am the official helper and painter, he is the actual builder.

Those "ain't we somethin" moments: priceless!

ablondeblogger said...

Oh my gosh! You are one brave woman to be taking on all of that at this busy time of year!!!!!

Dave Morris said...

I have TWO toilets that won't flush. I have ZERO skills in the toilet-fixing arena. Not a good thing.

I share your opinions of linoleum.