Sunday, March 8, 2009

I Hate Corners

Growing up in my house, "Time Out" consisted of standing with your nose in the corner until you realized the wrongness of what you had done, or until you fell asleep, or until your parents remembered that they had put you there. One time, one of us stepped away from the corner and the evidence that we were there were the tears streaming down the wall. (Must have been me - I don't remember my brother being a big crier) So needless to say that corners do not hold fond memories for me - unlike you millions of readers who probably love corners and are so glad I am posting about this now just so you can have a little fond time reminiscing. Also, please don't misconstrue aforementioned account of discipline as parent-bashing. I also have placed my children in time out with their noses to the corner (and even forgot they were there a time or two)(I have the therapy fund coming together just fine thank you)

This week I have reached a new level of despising corners while doing renovations. Every newly dry-walled corner must have joint compound applied to it, sanded, reapplied, and sanded some more until the corner is perfect. You have to do this to all joints, but corners are the WORST! My husband hangs the drywall and I do the mudding. There are 14 corners in our room and closet. I hate corners.


I am sad to have to report that we are not yet back in our room. This is partially due to all those corners, and partially because my husband has shown up with some bizarre infection in his elbow and I had to take him to the emergency room this morning where they immediately gave him some antibiotics, circled the red-hot-swollen-painful area of his elbow, and sent him home. As of this posting, the infection has spread about 2 inches outside the drawing. Hubby is supposed to go back to the doctor in the morning. Also I spent several hours with 2 of my daughters this afternoon shopping all around for our 16 year-old's Junior prom.

I will counter that sad report by sharing with you that I got a sweet deal on snap-together laminate flooring! Of course, we are not going to install it until I am finished sanding the drywall and painting the walls. In my dreams I will have that done tomorrow night.

Here's what our room looks like this evening....




More to come...


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8 comments:

His Girl said...

i am so impressed yet again with all you have done. may God continue to bless your efforts!!!

so you have a nice room...

and also so you can get back on online, already!

Suzanne said...

Don't know how you do it all. Hope your hubby's elbow is better soon!

Vindiciti said...

You have walls! Awesome!

I'll pray for hubby's elbow.

Word verification: snogge
as in...Let's go snogge?

Red Lipstick Princess said...

Most people would groan seeing pictures like that but it really doesn't phase me. My dad loved to buy old junked out houses and completely gut them and start over. We didn't have cupboard doors in our kitchen until I graduated from high school. Must have cupboard doors for an open house! I agree. Mudding is the pits! Especially corners! Hope your hubby's elbow is better soon and you are back in your room! It will be beautiful!

Tina said...

you're getting there!
I love home improvement projects.... just not my own. :)

Brandy said...

It is going to be so nice when it is done!! I cant wait to see!! This is an awesome inspiration to me.

I hope C's elbow gets better soon.

Gretchen said...

Okay, so update us on the elbow. Is he doing better?

still in awe of your handy-princess-prowess.

Jenster said...

Ahh... I can almost smell the plaster. It smells great! Sorry about all the corners, though.