Jun 19, 2008

DIY or not


It's early morning and I wanted to give a quick update to the weeks events and I am warning that they are very random. The project, better know as "the pain in my ass" is coming along. The basement is now 100% torn apart and ready for the plumber to come redo all of the house plumbing. There is so much dust in my living space that even running the vacuum several times, dusting and mopping...there is still dust, dust, dust! This morning, my uncle is going to bring me a jackhammer! That's right, a jackhammer. My upstairs bathroom is going to be 100% torn apart by 2:00 this afternoon. It turns out that the floor is concrete and has a tile laminate over top - hence the jackhammer. WTF...who uses concrete as flooring? And just in case you were wondering, no...I have never used a jackhammer. I'm sure that it's going to be much better when this project is done, but right now...this project keeps getting bigger and bigger by the minute.

All of this work has been helpful in keeping me busy and less focused the rest of my life. But that only means that my nights are full of thinking, dreaming (nightmares) and very little rest. I was talking with a friend last night about the project, my heart, botox and kids. I guess all of that came together in my dreams last night because I found myself dreaming about jackhammering all of my floors when bug came into the room begging to help. So my solution in the dream was to put her on the handles so she could ride while I worked. Her laughter actually woke me up this morning and promptly produced both a smile and tears. She would have loved this project but would have hated the noise and dust. And I would know better in real life...a jackhammer is not an amusement park ride. But in my dreams it was perfect and fun. Dreams can feel so real...how is that?

The reason I am doing the work by myself (with some help from my uncle - very little) is because my dad left on Tuesday for a 10-day motorcycle trip. Have you seen Wild Hogs...that's my dad! Maybe not the best timing for his trip, but it is teaching me that I can do more work than I thought possible. I am done learning that I can do things by myself...just in case the universe is listening. I'll post more pictures once the floor is torn apart!

7 comments:

SP said...

Good luck on your projects. I'm re-doing the flooring in my basement right now too. And tearing apart my old wood deck (that was rotting because of the wet and the no sun and years of not being treated) in order to put in a lovely concrete patio.

Aren't home projects fun?
Answer: Only when the are done.

Smooches!

Suze's Sass said...

Aah, hang in there sweetie. And send me the jackhammer when you're done. I'd love to do some damage down South here.

minijonb said...

you're going to make it! it sounds like it will be worth it.

that home repair dust is awful! last time i had to deal with it, eventually hired a place to clean out the air vents in the home to get rid of it all.

Kareer Woman said...

Of course, it's my pleasure, happy to help :) If you make the drink, let me know what you think! Enjoy the weekend and thanks for coming back and commenting, I love comments.

The UnMighty said...

You should have put the project on hold and joined your dad on his hog.

Marcy "meg" said...

I can't wait to see the pictures. Good luck with your projects!

Whiskeymarie said...

Holy crap- hopefully we won't have to jackhammer anything, ut we'll see...