Sunday, February 28, 2010

Well, I've Never Been to Spain, but I Kinda Like the Music

The top part of the cupboard boxes are finally painted.

So, kids. This weekend was much better than last, but still pretty crazy. Friday was very, very nice. I thought I'd give myself an evening to relax before I got all crazy for the next two days. I bought a nice bottle of Pinot at the Co-op on my way home, then went running and then Stinky went to the inter-town rivals' basketball game and Coadster and I watched Frost Nixon. It was pretty interesting. I was worried it would just be a reenactment of the interviews, and there was some of that in it, but the back drama was really interesting. It also tied-in nicely with me reading America America which takes place during the '72 election. Cool.

Saturday started out on a messy note. I heard Stinky yelling my name in the other room. Turns out the toilet was overflowing and instead of just plunging it, she called me and by the time I got to it, water had flowed into the hall and into my bedroom and under my new counters still sitting on my floor. Lovely. I cleaned it all up and got Coadster to the high school to pack boxes for the Haiti Earthquake victims and Stinky to track practice. I got a nice long run in and finally finished sanding my cupboards and got them primed for the most part.

By Saturday evening, I was in kind of a weird space. The walls of my house were closing in and I was tired of huffing oil based primer, but I didn't really feel like doing karaoke with my friends. Luckily, I found out some other friends were at the Dublin. It turned out to be a really fun night. One of the female bartenders got a few of us to play a game called "I Never...". If you don't know how it works, everybody takes turns saying something they've never done before and if you've done that thing, then you have to drink. It can be about anything, but of course, we all thought it was way more embarrassing and fun to center most of them around sex. It can also get tricky when you bring in double and triple negatives into it, "...I never, didn't do something, something, something...." And after a while you have no idea if you were supposed to drink if you did or didn't do said thing, so you end up drinking (and when I say you, I really mean me) to everything and get a little saucy. But after huffing oil based paint fumes, I was probably a little saucy to begin with. Hey, what's a few more brains cells, right?

So, today I finally finished painting my upper cupboard boxes. I can't tell you how happy I'll be when my kitchen isn't in a continual state of chaos and messiness. I'm going to see when I can get my counters put in and keep working on the rest of the cupboards. Tomorrow morning, I'm supposed to get my new hot water heater. Not super exciting, but it's so much better than worrying when the hot water heater is going to die in the middle of a cold Winter night (because as we all know, that's when that shit always goes down). Because I'm purchasing it on March 1st, I should be eligible for $100 rebate from the state and a $75 rebate from our energy supplier here. Sweet!

Okay. I think that's about enough out of me.


rel said...

I love reading about your remodeling endeavors. It satisfies that need in me without my having to go through the actual process. :)

Tara said...

Ugh, I'm sorry about the toilet. I'm glad you were able to run after that chaos and hang out with some friends, though.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

huffing oil based primer can't be a fun thing.. Glad you got out and were able to relax and have fun.. Sucks about the toilet..Hope that that doesn't happen again..

Pamela said...

It'll look good with the new counters.

SkylersDad said...

Been there with the toilets overflowing! All of us do the same stupid thing. Stare at it hard yelling No No No trying to will it to go down before the overflow...

booda baby said...

I had a nice zen moment there, with teenagers dispatched to their proper places and a nice winter's day to put a home together. It was really really nice. Thanks.

Mnmom said...

If that is your wall color, your white cabinets and the whole kitchen are going to be stunning!

Inhaling paint fumes is one of my favorite pastimes.

The I never game sounds fun.

laura b. said...

I can already tell that your kitchen is going to look great. I really like the look of white cabinets.
And the "I Never" game is most drinking games are :-)

Churlita said...

Rel, I have a feeling, your house doesn't need as much TLC as mine does. I hope to get to that place with mine too.

Tara, Yeah. Hopefully, Stinky will be a little faster on the draw the next time something like that happens.

Mrs., I suppose some crazy kids huff that stuff for a cheap high, but it just gives me a headache. ha ha.

Pamela, I think the black counters and the glass tile backsplash will help dress it up a lot.

Skyler's, I suppose you're right. It does take a minute to process what's happening.

Booda Baby, You're welcome. I am lucky to have those moments. I need to be better about appreciating them while they're happening.

MnMom. I hope so. I can't wait to see it when it's all put together.

LauraB., Thank you. That game is definitely dangerous anyway.

Johnny Yen said...

Yeah, isn't it amazing how helpless they suddenly become in situations like that? And we let them drive our car?

BTW, love that old Three Dog Night song-- it was written by Hoyt Axton, who wrote a lot of hits for other people-- Steppenwolf's "The Pusher," The No-No Song for Ringo Star, Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. And his mother Mae Axton co-wrote Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel.