Saturday, January 3, 2009

I'm going for drinks with the ladies, post for me

As I am leaving to drop Stephanie and Lisa off at Roots to meet with some other local bloggers, (slow down, I don't know who all is coming and I am sure there will be pictures and such), Stephanie says, "You can post for me, right?". I threatened to just post a naked picture of me but this is a family friendly blog unless I let a "no fuckin' way" slip. Whoops, there I go...

So the last time I posted, I showed the destruction of the carpeted stairs. Now, for any of you in Blogland who think that those stairs got finished before Stephanie got home that weekend, you don't live with a man who does any sort of project around the house. Project Time is sort of like the last 2 minutes of a football game: take stated time and multiply by 5. Since this has been explained for any of the uninitiated, I will show you where the stairs are now:

lower stairs
lower stairs and skirt board installed (still need to put trim on skirt board)


Yes, yes, this is taking a lonnnnnnnnnng time, but I warned the family when I started. Fitting and finshing each tread is crazy time consuming. No wonder the quote to get them done was as much as the entire downstairs. I have the upper stairs done but can't install them until the landing is finished (just got the shipment of wood yesterday). I did at least take all the junk to the dump so our front porch does not scream 'white trash lives here'.

I'll post pictures of the finished product in a couple days ;]

-Stu

8 comments:

Suzanne said...

Lookin' good to me, Stu. And I understand the time tables involved with "projects". We've had wood for a shed stacked and sitting out on the shed pad for the last two years. Uhh, no shed yet.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

First: Thank you, you're the best husband/handyman/driver ever.

However, you did not mention the treachery involved in traversing the unfinished stairs. I have a huge unsightly bruise on the back of my calf from the most ridiculous-looking yet successful save when I nearly fell to my death.

But thank you*love you*you're the best :D

OHN said...

Around our house projects wait for years, begging to be started, and BigD always decides about 25 minutes before company arrives to start replacing the roof or some other such crazy thing. UGH!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

1. Those are fantastic looking stairs.

2. You've gotta love a man that can hyperlink.

phd in yogurtry said...

Niiiiiice job. And I especially like your last two minutes analogy. Gotta remember that the next time hubby tells me how long something is gonna take.

brandy101 said...

They are looking great so far.

I think there is nothing I like more than when my handy hubby does some sort of fix-it project around the house.

You guys got SKILLZ!!!!

i am very mary said...

Um, so the Very's just bought a rental property and could use a little help. Stu? You busy? Because we have beer, pizza, and cable.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Skirt board? Tread? What language is this you speak?

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