Saturday, June 7, 2008


put directly onto unpainted or primed sheet rock is a tool of SATAN himself used to drive sane (or at least semi sane) women completely insane.


Wallpaper numbers so far.................

Sonic drink count: 2 (ONLY, ONLY, ONLY because they do not deliver)

Hours spent working in just ONE of the two bathrooms stripping wallpaper and spackling: 8.3

Trash bags full of wallpaper and gunk: 2.5

Number of minutes it took for me to think......What the heck am I doing and WHY did I decide to do this? : Approximately 12.4

Number of times I thanked Debbie for helping me with the job: At least 1,004

Number of muscles in my arms and legs that hurt this morning: ALL OF THEM (who needs the gym? just go take down some wallpaper and you will use muscles you didn't know you had)

Number of cakes I must make and frost this morning before I can start sanding and painting: 2

Number of times I have wondered what the heck I am going to do with bathroom #2 which is at LEAST 3 times as big as the smaller bathroom and has EVERY SINGLE surface covered in wallpaper: At least 239

Number of times your comments made me laugh when I walked by my computer on my trip from the bathroom to get something to drink yesterday: a BUNCH :)

Hi ho, hi ho, it's back to work I go.................................

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  1. Oh my goodness... I'm so sorry it's been such a nightmare for you. Don't get discouraged though... you WILL prevail! :o)

    Wanna wait and let me help too?

  2. Oh my...that has to stink! Did the fabric softener help at all to get it off? How much repair to the walls will you have to do? What color are you going to paint? Hope that you get some rest before your dear sweet Madison gets home!


  3. I have a great suggestion. School is out, can't you round up some teens that want to make a few bucks and have them do the stripping for you? They would have a blast with the mess.

    Have Fun! We are headed to the pool in 2 hours. 90's again today.

  4. You are very brave to tackle wallpaper stripping.

    My old neighbor was a whiz at anything to do with wallpaper. One day I went over to talk with her and she was wallpapering the apartment above her she was talking to me. Amazing!

    Didn't even phase her.

  5. Are you doing the master bath or the guest bath right now?