Sunday, December 03, 2006

In Brief

I'm too tired for much more than a brief update.

The toilet is still not fixed. Three days in a row my fiance's busted his hump working on it. That's three days he could've been working at the new house. Nice. And it's still leaking water all over the floor. It's one of those things you just take for granted. A working toilet is a wonderful thing. Or so I hear.

We picked out and purchased some very nice ceramic tiles from the closeouts section. Made in Italy and everything. Maybe we can replace the linoleum by the front door with another batch of closeouts.

After 8 1/2 hours at the new house today, I have completed the walls and ceiling of two (only two!) rooms. All the trim still needs to be done though. So that's next on my to-do list, along with painting the ceiling in the hall and living room.
I'm trying not to be discouraged by how long everything takes. I still feel motivated. If only I didn't have to work.

Last night I took the first of my two quizzes due on Wednesday. Yes, that's right folks, my big Saturday night activity consisted of doing homework. Wa-hoo. One down, one to go.

And lastly, Paulie's little medical situation seems to be almost all cleared up. Phew.

5 comments:

Sara said...

I'm interested to hear more about the tiles. Be sure to use a tan (or darker colored) grout to make cleaning easier.
White = Not Good.

Coffeypot said...

Why not set a bowl of pain thinner close to the hot water heater and close the door. Collect the insurance and concentrate on the new house? Or throw the old commode away, dig a hole in the backyard, build a little house over it with a little moon in the door, and sell the old house as a pioneer era antique? Or just sell it as is, and throw in a mop for good measure.

Coffeypot said...

That should have been PAINT thinner, not pain thinner - that's what you call asprin.

Erin said...

I like the little house out back with a moon in the door idea. I bet the neighbors would love that. I'd park it as close to their pool as possible.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I agree that white grout is not good.

Sorry about all your problems, but you ar emaking progress. It is slow; it's long slow work.

I like the idea of an outhouse near the neighbor's pool. Maybe you could locate some raw swage and have it flow in that direction?