Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I was suckered...

I had every intention of heading home first thing this morning. We got up early... Megan even made coffee for us. I stepped outside and the day was perfect. I sat outside and drank my coffee and smoked my cigarette and was mentally getting ready to roll. Chris came out with me and popped the garage door open. Ugghhh...I really wished I could have gotten something done with this garage this trip. And then Chris threw out the line..."We really need to get this garage cleaned up." "I know", I said. He set the hook - "Maybe I will get rolling on this today." My mind is working-How mad is my mom going to be if I stay another day? How much can we get done on this project today? Does one more day really matter? How long will it be before Chris feels like tackling this mess? I really want to get this garage cleaned up!!! Actually, what really bothers me is the fact that the previous owners didn't paint the walls. That really kicks my OCD into overdrive.

"Can I paint?" I ask. "Sure" Chris says. I can't stand it. I am staying. He reeled me in. So we load the fam up and head to Wal-Mart with a list. Within 1 1/2 hours, I am cleaning junk away from the walls, sweeping them down and rolling on the paint. Ohhh glory haliluya. I kept Chris busy going through the piles of stuff that are all over the floor and setting up shelving units. Four hours later, I have used up the gallon of paint I got and swept about 50lbs. of dirt into the middle of the floor. At this point, we have to take a break because we promised to take the kids to Bananas to play video games and ride the Go-Karts. I forgot the camera or I would have a kick-ass picture of me beating Chris in a hunting game. hehehehe. Back at the house, Chris and I finished sweeping up the floor and hauling the last of the garbage out of the garage and ta-da...it looks like a garage.

So we didn't get it all painted, but I am satisfied for today. Ninety percent of the junk has been dumped and almost everything is up off of the floor. There are only a few rubbermaids for Chris to go through and now he can find everything. Yayyy!!!

The next time I come out, this corner is in trouble....

I know I should feel guilty for not heading home, but after accomplishing this much today, I don't!!!

4 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

Yupe, I think you were, but that's ok. The garage looks great.

Kris said...

The garage does look great! I need to clean ours out, but always have other things to do!

I'm Mikey said...

Beautiful job! It's so satisfying to accomplish so much in one day!
Have a safe trip home :)

Twinville said...

And you shouldn't! It looks great. A job well done!