Welp. Things have been nuts around these parts. And I don’t mean “nuts” like the almond butter in the cabinet I’ve been eating straight out of the jar for comfort . “Welp” as in, whaaaaaaat the hell. Suddenly my summer is over, and what do I have to show for it? A whole lot of … More Troweling while Training, and… Nervous Sweats.
That’s right. This damn soil. Good thing I amended soil because look at my garden now! What to do with all of this squash? Pie. Yes. Pie. Here’s my current favorite recipe from Pinch of Yum that will help you use some of your bounty. (Note: I don’t eat cheese much, so I omitted all … More Sonofa Bentonite!
I’m terrible at relaxing. In fact, I probably have a borderline work-a-holic tendancy…okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but the point is, is that this house is bringing up my issues. Which is why Michael’s mandatory vacation for me turned out to be a really really great idea. I didn’t just chill at … More There and back again.
I’ve been at the pool…for the last two days. Reading, sunning, breathing dust free summer air, and not giving a damn about the house. Let me explain. It all started two weeks ago when I decided our guest room wasn’t exactly…ah guest friendly. Take a look at the wall texture. It is sharp, and could … More The Room that had me Throw in the Trowel.
Bubbles…I prefer them in champagne or in a bubble bath, but not in my drywall mud. They will ruin your day, or for that matter your week. They equate to full stop with troweling progress, excessive backtracking, and a hell of a lot of sanding…which basically means, mud bubbles make you want to rip your … More Dirty, little…
I’m not kidding. Joint compound makes the house smell like tuna when it’s drying…and it makes the house feel damp. Humid fish stink…not a great combo. Seriously. However, it’s important to know one thing: Pool troweling is bitchin’. It just is. It’s smooth, delicate, and way fun to create, simply for its creative process. Let … More Troweling: The Learning Curve that Smells like Tuna.
Things are getting real messy around these parts. Our house, bare bones as it is, seems like it’s in shambles. Bikes in the kitchen, bedroom stuff in the living room, levels and tools everywhere, primer and mud drying on the walls… Why all the commotion? Well folks, my dad’s coming to town, and wants to … More Skim this.