Wet and Dry Wall

24 Feb

When Steven King and I were first talking about buying a house, he had a condition that it be no more than 20 years old. I disagreed and since our house was built in 1965 you know who eventually won that debate. Steve McQueen wanted a newer house because newer house = less repairs and less maintenance costs.

That’s probably true in a general sense but not necessarily true on a house by house basis. But I remember telling Mr. Wonder that he would get bored in a newer house because he likes to do “projects”.

This is an undeniable truth about him. When his mom and dad come to visit (Hi Tom and Vicki) we always do projects. Since we’ve been in this house, they’ve helped us repair the water heater, wash the siding, trim the trees and bushes, pack up more than 20 30 gallon yard waste bags and, in one “Amanda wasn’t around” moment, take an entire tree out of the ground. Oh, and Boy Wonder and his dad also went on a scavenger hunt to track down a snow blower this fall…one which we have yet to use.

All this to say that I was not surprised when I walked into the kitchen today to find this:

(Don’t worry.  He didn’t nick the wires.)

Stevareno was sawing out our water damaged drywall. We actually talked about this in the car on the way home from work and Steve said, and I quote, “I don’t want to take out the ceiling until we have another piece of drywall to put up in its place.” **Cricket**

Patience is a virtue…acquired if you can…seldom given to women…and never to a man.

For the record, in the time it took me to write this post, that hole became 3 feet by 4 feet.

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2 Responses to “Wet and Dry Wall”

  1. Tom & Vicki February 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM #

    Dad says, “Way to go boy”

    Mom says good luck Amanda.

  2. Kate Rossing February 28, 2012 at 4:19 PM #

    Hey I have been having fun the last couple of minutes stalking you on your blog. Glad to see you still have you wacky sense of humor and that life is going well for you.

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