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Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Best Day

Really! I had the best day!

I got The Room pretty well cleared out. DS2 had some things to do in the morning so I ran errands. He got there a little after noon and started taking the paneling out. I kept on the wallpaper. One of my errands was to Home Depot for scrapers and a tool to score the wallpaper so the "stripper" (I used fabric softener) could get under the paper. We talked nonstop (except to stop now and then to listen to the play during the Dodger game) for seven whole wonderful hours. We talked about everything under the sun from health to family to hobbies to mutual friends to favorite tv shows to...

We haven't had that kind of time to talk since he was in high school (he'll be 27 in October) and would talk in the car on the way to music competition events.

We got a LOT done. He was a little frustrated with the tedium of scraping the adhesive off the wallboard under the paneling, but enjoyed scoring the wallpaper.

And the best part, one of his best friends is a plumber! He called him on the spot and the man will come tomorrow to check out the leaking shower. I'm pretty sure it will be a full (read $$$$) replacement but that's OK. Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes and we need to move forward to get this ready for the market in a few years. This will be a great first step.

Hope you all have a great week!

3 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Home repair is good for the soul and you are sure having fun.

I love working in our house it is very relaxing for me.

Enjoy your time with DS2.

Thank-you for all the comments you have left on my blog.

Stitcher S said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and it's been great. I will be back!

I too love working in our house, and it's great to see the progress.

Marita said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend a day. Very cool that your son has a plumber friend. Hope he gives you 'mates rates'.