Monday, October 6, 2008

beginning of the end

final mudding begins

...but can I get it done by Thanksgiving?

No matter how I look at it, I still think there is a lot of work to accomplish yet. When I started the last week of June, I really knew it would not be an overnight project. I knew I would have days and weeks where I'd do nothing towards the project. Even now, when I can see three of the four walls drywalled and painted, I still see a lot of work to be done. This last drywall is now up and mudding has it's first application. Sanding and 2nd applications to follow someday in the next week or so ... or so.

I wonder if Guardian Angels can be talked into helping.

And then I look at my personal calendar and I see days filled with 'work' demands, and evenings filled with service and ministry commitments. TU & WE full; TH & FR may have some time; weekend full; next MO full; perhaps next TU. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll make it by Christmas. The floor and ceiling should go more efficiently. The last finishing tasks will be molding and trim work. It is going to be close. I wonder if she'll dis-own me if I don't make the deadline I myself set 3 and a half months ago.
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Adrienne said...

This so reminds me of our last years painting the bedroom project. I had to strip the wallpaper, fill cracks, re-wallpaper with textured wallpaper (it's some kind of funky wallboard not sheetrock), paint, and hubby had to install the chair rail. Figured no problemo - finished by Christmas. WRONG! It turned into the project that would never end.

Now I have the rest of the house to paint (I actually like to paint and hang wallpaper). But at least the rest is sheetrock.

Which reminds me - I'm going to buy the trim paint today so I can start working on the floorboards and window trim. Done by Christmas? Maybe....

uncle jim said...

You are so-o-o-o-o-o encouraging.

Maybe my out is that I never specified it would be Thanksgiving THIS YEAR [at least I don't think I did].

Tonight I get to give an overview of St Matthew's gospel in an adult formation program within the parish - maybe I can get them to come over to my place afterward and do a little sandpaper exercise.

Adrienne said...

Good for many years off their Purgatory sentence.

Angel answer on my blog....