My quest for world domination, surrounded by chaos.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
So my house still is in progress. Like we expected anything different.
I know I've complained about the state of my house many times. But seriously- this is what I'm working with.
And FYI- for those of you who don't know what this is- this is my door bell thingie. It's super vintage yall. It stopped working and Matt took the cover off to investigate. It still looks like this several months later. I won't even get into the fact it's not centered above the arch.
But the thing that is really grating on my nerves (besides thelaundry room sink that *surprise* after 5 years is still not installed...I'm so close to it..) is the siding on the house. Now, for those of you who don't know me in real life, we put on a huge addition to our house in 2007. That year was a particularly rough year in our marriage and I'm not so sure that it didn't rear it's head because of the addition. It's no secret that Matt and I have poor communication skills (example: The Infamous Kayak Trip) so it would only stand to reason that any kind of home improvement project (for those of you non home-owners that requires lots of communication) would be a strain on our marriage. And sanity.
So Matt did a lot of the work himself. And I will be the first to admit that I have been extremely lucky at how handy he is. He can really do just about anything and if he doesn't know how to, he has friends that do and will help out. We've both benefited from this and it's saved us a lot of money. The flipside to this means that I'm also on his schedule. Which means we'll get around to it. Sometime. Maybe. Eventually. Maybe.
Case in point- the siding. Now, almost my entire house is sided. Except the small area where our raised ceiling for the upstairs bathroom is and the back porch.
That's my back porch. It looks really ghetto fabulous right now.
ooh-- this is the new window! We bought the window and then it sat in the garage for a few weeks. Until I told Matt one day before dinner that I want that window installed NOW before it gets broken in the garage.
So I think it's funny that Jackson looks all sad in this picture. Like "wah wah...our back porch sucks. For only a quarter a day you can help our house not look so lame." (Seriously- I have what? 318 followers now? That's almost $80 day if you ALL gave me a quarter. You should do that because then maybe I can hire a contractor!)
But Matt has delayed this for three years. He's almost done- why won't he just finish it? I don't think he's prolonging it to hear my nagging that's for sure. But his first excuse was you know, we had no starter strip. So I bought that for under $15. Well then we better wait until we get a new window. So we got the new window. Well then he couldn't borrow the brake- but then after several nagging days/weeks later...the brake is in our yard to bend whatever you bend. So NOW the excuse is the steps. Yup- too close to the house. So he dug up part of the sidewalk (WTF??) and there it is. Seriously- I'll get a picture of my steps/sidewalk soon. It's nuts. So I told Matt he has to get this done before winter. I can't go another winter with freezing air and snow coming into the house.
Please tell me other people live like this is and it's just my husband. Please. Lie to me if you have to.