papa smurf has been out of town for 3 weeks. 3 weeks! there was a total dryspell in the house.
get your mind out of the gutter.
actually there was that dryspell too but I digress. what i am referring to, however, is 3 solid weeks of nothing going on at home. no hammering, drilling, sanding, screwing, painting....nothing. the house was quiet as a church mouse. boring too.
then papa bear returned home. the drywall was hung! i mean totally hung. every last bit of it was screwed down. we're done for now. there is nothing more for us to do but outsource the taping at this point. the estimates will roll in this week....ready, set, go!
a rug was bought too. there is a new rug now adorning the living room to keep our tootsies toasty.
then sears arrived. they cleaned the bejeezus out of our ducts. we were told not to waste the money having the heating ducts cleaned and that it was only a scam but one time we lost our cat in the vent.....if you could only see what we saw. your eyes would burn. so we wasted the $200 but now we turn the heat on. yippee!
last but not least, we replaced our bed this weekend. when we moved in, we were unable to fit the boxspring to our mattress upstairs. we made a makeshift bed with two heavy duty pieces of wood on the bed frame supporting our delectable mattress. honestly, temporary meant 3 weeks but we stretched it into 6 months. we went to ikea and picked up a hemnes frame that will support the mattress without any bumps in the night. i already took a nap today :)
we're on a roll right now. obviously, my little temper tantrum incited some house work. i'll remember that for next time.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
people keep telling me that this is not forever. i think i am starting to lose faith. it feels like forever. it's only been 5 months but these 5 months feel like forever. i am losing steam and losing faith right now. i've never been homeless but sometimes i feel homeless....seriously. i go to work, come home and feel like i am living in an abandoned house. an abandominium. i am still living out of boxes and bags. my clothing is in 5 rooms.....5 rooms people! i can't find my shoes or clothes half the time. not one room is complete. not even close to completion. is anyone else in the throes of living like a hobo? has lived like a hobo? how did you cope????