Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cottonwood Heights Home Renovation: Week Six

It's appropriate that this was our renovation's sixth week, because it has been the devil. 

We sanded and stained the whole living room only to find out that the hand sander I used to finish everything off put marks all over the floor. And the "water popping" I was told to do made the darker planks of wood black. The wood is supposed to be dampened before staining to hold the color better, but it was just way too dark. There was nothing left to do but start over. I was a little....emotional. 

Experiencing hand sander betrayal 

Not acceptable. I have standards. 

At least I went back and was meticulous while sanding and got a much better result than before! 

Floor, you're aaaaallllright!
Most of the work we've done these last three weeks has been electrical and plotting ways to harm city permit officers. You want to make someone a conservative for life? Renovate a house and deal with all those regulations and incompetent government workers you're always hearing about. "Uh, you guys are gonna need another permit for 'such n' such'"

WHERE ON THE EXACTLY TO SCALE PERFECT PLANS DONE BY AN ARCHITECT DID YOU SEE 'SUCH N' SUCH. PLEASE SHOW ME.

"Uhhh.... *three days later* hhhhhhhh. Nevermind."

Take that conversation and times it by five and you will get a feeling as to my murderous rage.

So we won't be done in time to move in May 15th. I have no choice but to go live at my parents' house and commute up everyday to keep working. Why yes, I actually DO need someone to watch my girls in Provo! Ya know someone?!

Anyway, thanks for reading my anger diary. Enjoy the video!