Friday, October 30, 2009

You Know You're In The Depths Of Remodeling When...

In the spirit of lists, I thought you might enjoy my contribution to this one, You Know You're In The Depths Of Remodeling When...


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1. You are only able to watch television on your laptop even though you have 5 flat screens in your house.

2. Your guests routinely ask, “Will you have running water? How about electricity?” before planning a visit.

3. You only walk through the house with your shoes ON.

4. You suspect that you might be high on paint fumes, and it's a familiar feeling.

5. You can recite your granite options backwards and forwards while simultaneously patting the top of your head and rubbing your stomach.

6. Your contractors are all on speed dial and you know the names of their kids. And dogs.

7. You refer to the Lowe's security guard that locks the doors at the end of each evening by his first name. And he knows yours.

8. The Special Services crew at Home Depot actually became so involved in one of your projects that they helped you paint it. (Kudos, Oakland Park! Special thanks to Rico!)

9. You sketch ideas so often that when you run out of paper you start using napkins. Then, you turn to receipts. In a pinch, you'll even take notes on the back of your hand.

10. You’ve convinced yourself that this is the last time that you’re ever renovating anything. Ever. Really, I mean it this time…

Okay, it's your turn to spill now. How did you realize that you were knee deep in the throes of a renovation project?

7 comments:

Janean said...

1) when the plywood floors feel normal to sleep on and mattresses don't.

2) when you scream because your hubster used the blue bucket to brush his teeth in, forgetting the RED bucket's the dental bucket; the blue to wash dishes! ugh.

Steven Anthony said...

lol...will u have running water, I snorted on that one;)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

How about when you find chunks of drywall packed in boxes from your last renovation project...whoops!

Holly said...

You blow black, asbestos-laden snot from your nose at the end of the day and think it's not really a problem.

All Things Southern said...

Hey Kelly,

Thanks for finding my blog and introducing me to yours. My husband and I just built our dream home and I sub contracted everything. I loved it. Now that we are settled, I am in the process of finding a house that I can "tear up" and flip. I will keep reading your blog to get inspired. Have a great weekend!

{ L } said...

lol...this is too funny. ;)

Kelly Muys Wood said...

janean, that second one is hilarious; only because that has totally happened to me!