Tuesday, September 06, 2005


If you want to test your marriage, I suggest doing a home improvement project while the kids are at home. After 3 solid days of working 8 hours side by side, making mistakes, getting sore, and suffering blisters, heat strokes, and being able to do nothing at night other than collapse as a salty, fleshy, pile of soreness; you will have tested your marriage. If solid, then you've nothing to fear, except the destruction of your house.

Next time: contractors. For sure.


Blogger laurenbove said...

Mmmmm, hmmmmm. (a la sling blade.)

10:45 AM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

In our home, we can't even assemble items together. I won't construct, paint or move furniture ever again and will always pay for that service with money well-spent!

We just bought bookcases for our spare bedroom, finally getting our books out of boxes! My husband told me, "I'm taking off a day from work, when YOUR at work so I can put them together".

12:58 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Alas, contractors can be just as trying.

(By the way, my word verification is "gktooo". As in Geek Toooo?)

3:06 PM  
Blogger marybishop said...

What Ern said...we hired a contractor to do our bathroom - he said it would be done in a week! Took a year, an almost fist fight, an architect, lawyer and a crying woman (me) to get it done...bad bad story...and this was just a bathroom..

My friend spent 1.6 million on a house that is a piece of shit - too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter..windows leak, floors are buckling - I could go on and on.

Better if you can do it yourself...better for the marriage too.

As good old Doctor Phil says: Don't mess with the nest...

6:52 PM  
Blogger Doc NOS said...

We have another project to do, unfortunatly. I wish I could delay it forever, but I'm afraid patches lead to leakages.

I'm going to have to flood the place. That way I can collect the insurance money.

2:21 PM  
Blogger paintergirl said...

Oh..we are DIY all the way. it's part finances and part knowing we can do anything once we put our minds to it.
Last weekend we ripped up carpet in our bedroom, then my man decides-I must sand it now. the saga continues...

5:21 AM  

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