Interstellar Adventures

August 23, 2007

Home is Where the Contractor Is

Filed under: Interstellar Casa,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 2:23 pm

I think I’m grinding my teeth more. Might explain the headaches I’ve been having. We’re so close to finishing a few projects. It’s making me itch thinking about how close we are. And I’m just wanting to throw my hands up, hoping they’ll finish themselves.

The guy who did the texturing around our new french doors is supposed to come back and fix a corner. Only he won’t call us back. I’m going to have to call our realtor and have her get on him, since she recommended him and all. And since we paid him a shitload of money.

The bathroom floors are done and they look great. I promise I’ll post pictures. One day. For real. Now we just need baseboards installed. You think it’s easy, but it’s totally not.

I took a shower in MY.OWN.SHOWER. this week for the first time since November. I.Loved.It. Heaven. Shame we’re trying to leave it now.

Kitchen countertops are ordered. And why do they have to template after they’ve already measured? And why does it take two weeks for them to come out and cut some cardboard? Especially after I have to prepay for it. Home improvement is a total racket.

We’ve figured out who the assholes at Home Depot and Lowes are. And we’ve figured out who will actually help us. Their motto should be “You Can Do It. We Can Sit Back and Laugh Our Asses Off At You and Not Give A Straight Answer to Your Questions.”

Pop’s house is supposed to close tomorrow. Nick and Pop are at the title company right now. Cross fingers, that’s done. Once our counters are installed, I’m listing our house, despite the fact that the cabinet doors won’t be changed out. I’m going to just paint them and put on some new hardware. If I can get away without changing them that’s what I’m going to do.

Now that the majority of the heavy stuff is done, it’s me and my roller brush. A six-pack of beer to anyone that comes and helps me paint a room! And I mean good beer. Not LoneStar Light.


  1. Wow! You go with your bad paint brush weilding self!

    When you get a chance. Take a break and drink a beer.
    This week I am thanking my fellow bloggers by having you to pick my book trailer. Just my way of thanking you for being so supportive of me.

    Comment by Gabriella Hewitt — August 23, 2007 @ 3:39 pm |Reply

  2. Almost makes you want to go back to when we all lived in caves, eh?

    Comment by AbbyNormal — August 23, 2007 @ 3:44 pm |Reply

  3. Holy lord! I remember doing this in Utah before we moved. What a royal pain in the arse. Good luck to you. And cheers!

    Comment by usedtobeme — August 23, 2007 @ 4:08 pm |Reply

  4. God, you have lots of stuff going on!
    I pray Nick has cigars.
    “You Can Do It. We Can Sit Back and Laugh Our Asses Off At You and Not Give A Straight Answer to Your Questions.”
    Nail meet head. Wonderful interpretation.
    Wish I’d come up with it {though I’ve thought it many times!}
    Looking forward to the pics.

    Comment by ~m — August 23, 2007 @ 8:29 pm |Reply

  5. so how good is this beer we are talking? A 12 pack of Widmer would win me over

    Comment by Sparky Duck — August 23, 2007 @ 9:35 pm |Reply

  6. I bet it looks fantastic!

    Comment by Gypsy — August 24, 2007 @ 7:48 am |Reply

  7. How stressful! You can do it! Lone Star light must be a Texas cheap beer? We have Keystone Light. That would be the cheap beer here. And Milwaukies Best? Why they call it that I don’t know.

    Comment by Jolynn — August 24, 2007 @ 8:23 am |Reply

  8. Did I miss the beer?

    Comment by raehan — August 27, 2007 @ 12:02 am |Reply

  9. I get poor service at either Home Depot or Lowe’s here, and good service at the other. The problem is, I go so rarely, I can never remember which is which.

    Comment by Bone — August 27, 2007 @ 8:35 am |Reply

  10. Are you installing stone countertops? The template is so that it will be flush with the wall
    The first measurements were probably used for pricing, but a template is always made afterward to insure a custom fit.

    Good luck!!

    Comment by Laura — August 28, 2007 @ 6:04 pm |Reply

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