Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It Never Ends (It Never Ends...)

Here is a photo of my freshly painted kitchen walls. The color is called "sparkling Stream". I bought flowers for myself at the Co-op on my way home for work. I'm so glad I had them later on when I needed some cheering up.

Okay. I have good news and bad news, but I always say the bad news first to get it out of the way. My car battery was dead again when I went to drive Stinky and her friend to a basketball game. I haven't driven my car for a couple of days, but I used to go days without driving it before my battery was drained and never had a problem. Plus, it's not really even that cold anymore. So, I did a lot of spazzing in my head, and since I don't really have an adult to talk to, I posted a FB status update just to whine into the void we call the internets. Then, since I'm a fix-it girl, I sat down and figured out what to do. I called Sears to find out about how it worked to get a new battery. The guy said they're open at 8. I can't make an appointment, but they'll take care of it on a first come, first served basis. Then I called my mechanic neighbor. After he called me a pain in the butt and kept laughing at American Idol while I detailed the problem, (which made me smile) he agreed to give my car a jump in the morning. He said I should get a new battery and if it loses its charge, I might want to get the alternator checked out. Which was exactly what I was thinking. Anyway, at least I have a plan now and I'll call work in the morning to let them know I'll be a little late...Again.

The good news, is that I got my kitchen painted. Hurray! With all the drama, I didn't get it put back together yet, but I figure I'll do that tomorrow night. My girls gave me crap about how much blue there is in our house, but I don't care. Like I always say, I'm a water girl. The blue in my kitchen is much more muted than my bathroom and my bedroom is actually green. Although it's still a color based on water. I think it's called sea surf or something. Anyway, I find water or sea colors relaxing and the blue/gray in my kitchen is very clean looking. After how dirty it was when we moved in, (I'm still trying to clean off the dirtcicles hanging off the ceiling) I wanted something really clean.

This week I'm going to work very hard at putting everything back together and cleaning and FINALLY unpacking the last couple of bags and boxes in the kitchen before I start my next project - priming, sanding and painting the cupboards. I really can't wait until the bulk of my projects are done, so I can just sit around and read a book or something crazy like that.


Mnmom said...

Hmmmmm, water, needing a new battery, very symbolic!

rel said...

Did I ever mention that home owners rarely have time to sit around reading books? ;)
That business with the battery is a real aggravation. Let's hope a new one solves the problem!

Tara said...

I did see your status and decided for you that you needed a new battery. :) I hope you just need a new battery and that it isn't the alternator.

SkylersDad said...

I hope you can get some time to yourself, and let me know how that works out. I haven't had any time to myself in years...

AlienCG said...

I'll continue the same sentiment, I hope it's only the battery. I like the idea of spazzing for a bit before getting your head together and handling it. Very good discipline.

KenV (frmrly 3GK) said...

Progressing on my own home improvement project makes me feel accomplished. Watching someone else progress on their home improvement project makes me feel lazy...

Sometimes I'm really glad I rent!

And congrats on the progress!

laura b. said...

I love that kitchen color. From what I've seen, you have great taste!

Keeping my fingers crossed that a new battery solves the car issues.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

My hubby could learn a lesson or three about getting stuff done here.. I have been waiting on the LL.R to be repainted.. and the basement door put back on and a few other things that have been added to Honey do list!..

Love the newly painted walls.. way nicer than wallpaper.. I'm sure it will come together in no time..

Ananda girl said...

Well you have my total sympathy on the battery/ possible alternator troubles. No question about that!

The kitchen looks wonderful. I like that color very much. I love pale blues.

NoRegrets said...

You are doing so much and it all looks great. Good for you.

Poptart said...

I love the color scheme! My favorite colors too! You are doing so much - sounds like so much fun to get the house together.

Damn cars. I don't miss mine at all.

Churlita said...


Yes, it's almost like rebirth, or something...


Ssshhhh! Don't ruin my fantasy with the truth. In my head there will be a magical time when everything is finished and I can read and read and read.


Thanks for deciding that for me. It was sooo much cheaper than having someone work on my alternator.


Yeah. Maybe in 20 years, I'll get back to you on that.


It would be great if I could avoid the spazzing part, but it's just no in me.


I didn't do crap when I was just renting. There were too many restrictions and it felt like throwing my money away when I was already paying too much.


Thanks. Every color seems tricky. You never really know what it's going to look like until you slap it up on your walls.


I hate wallpaper. And I've heard trying to take it down is like holy hell. Fresh paint? I love fresh paint.


I'm sure you understand my plight better than anyone. Let's hope both our cars are trouble free for years and years to come.


Thanks. I'm not doing half as much as you've done with your place, but I figure I'll just keep plugging along.

Now all we need, is a visit from you to make our house complete.