i don’t even know where to begin. we made so much progress on our house this past weekend and i think our priorities really showed their true colors.
i’ll try to sum things up in some weekend statistics, some pictures, and a little tale for your
listening reading pleasure…
friday thru sunday stats:
combined hours mr. hutch & i spent working at the house this weekend: 93
number of friends that showed up: 9
trips to home depot: 11
meals that consisted of fast food: every single one….so that makes 9 (i think i should probably leave the nutritional stats out of this list)
amount of showers taken: 0
gallons of paint used: 8
staples removed from the floor: 2,348,745,23o,430,458
marital fights: 1.5
beers consumed: can’t say in case my grandma reads my blog.
and now for the picture portion of this recap:
- a little QT with the cabinet guru (more on him later) on saturday morning. mr.hutch would like for you to know that he was sweating while holding this up. “take a picture of me holding this thing up! it’s really heavy!”
- refueling after the sweating
- starting to look like a kitchen! fancy that.
a little window framing and painting - damn that sliver of pink you see on the left. it's all that remains from the original PINK bathroom.
- beginning the work on transforming the antique dresser into a bathroom vanity. mr. hutch’s pants were also mad at the pink sliver and decided to rip.
just in case you were hoping for a close up. mmmm...
so excited about how this little project is turning out and check out the painted beadboard on the walls. sexy.
end of the day saturday. can you tell what's wrong with this picture??*
apparently our construction dog worked hard too.
appliances showed up to party. one day i'll tell you about how we fit a 36 inch fridge thru a 32 inch door. until then - anyone know how to hook these up?
we worked really hard...
sunday the bathroom became completely functional. best. day. ever. i'm now not only in love with the electrician, but also the plumber.
the first shower head this house has EVER seen. i hope ardie is smiling down from heaven at the sight of this.
end of sunday. after all the tack board and staples came up. it's about 1:00a in this picture and these floors are ready to be refinished.
ok – so now for the tale.
(*the tale explains what is wrong with that picture in case you couldn’t figure it out.)
here’s the reason we we’re pulling staples out at 1a and why there is still a sliver of pink in the bathroom. because the tv was
our someone’s priority on both saturday and sunday. first on saturday with the guy installing it, needing to track down the right cables, blah blah blah. and then on sunday when we had to install the wall mount and hook it up there. and then worst of all when mr. hutch went to re-hook it up in the kitchen it didn’t work. sound the alarms because the time he decided to de-hook and then re-hook happened to be in the 4th quarter of the pats game and someone (it wasn’t me) was freaking out. and then those football players lost (and thanks to making sure we got that tv hooked up we had to see it with our own eyes) which of course hurled someone into a deep dark depression (again not me) and then he ripped out all of our new cabinets the productivity level really dropped as far as work went.
so the moral of this tale is. make sure your priority is getting the tv set up before anything else (sink, toilet, appliances – even before finishing the tile to get rid of the pink in the bathroom**) so that the stuff that absolutely must get done by monday morning (pulling up the staples people) doesn’t get started til 1op and you get to work on it til 1a.
*this might have something to do with the marital fight stat you saw above.
there you have it. a weekend recap. can’t wait to post some pics of our refinished floors!