Thursday, March 5, 2009

It's WHAT time??????

Woke up at 3 elfing a.m. this morning. A pain in the neck....literally! Ugh!!! I have a cervical collar that I keep in my nightstand. I know....been there before....gotta keep it handy for when the neck decides to betray me. Yesterday was the betrayal day. Must have been the awkward positions I got into...or rather have been getting into lately. What positions and why???? Not the fun stuff I tell ya ;)lol

Well.......I decided the parentals house need updating....so I've been stripping wallpaper . I loathe wallpaper now. LOATHE!!!!!!!!
The paper itself comes off in a snap. The sticky stuff..not so much. Lots of scoring and goop....scrape...goop...scrape.....goop.....
in the Dad's bathroom no less. Obviously not my favorite place to spend my days but it REALLY need updating. Plus...as hard as it is, it's an escape of sorts. And we all know how I love to escape. Even my car, Suzi, is a Ford Escape! lol

Dad uses one of the upstairs bathrooms cuz they don't like to share. (Whatever makes them happy I say) The sitting room off the bath has wallpaper too. Got the paper off that yesterday. Have to score it today. More of the scrape,goop,scrape,goop......my life is full I tell ya.
After the paper is off and the walls are clean I'll paint. NO MORE FUCKING WALLPAPER!!! EVER!!!!!!!!
Then, there's the other bathroom upstairs. Not to mention the halls and stairwell!!! It'll take me months to finish but I'm determined to update that house.
Plus...PLUS..there's carpeting in Dad's bath! I know.....it's soooo gross. One too many accidents have happened in there. Not sure he'll let me take that up.....may have to wait until....they... move?....
Anyway....my neck goes out from time to time. That's why I've got the collar. I hate it but it works. Not to mention the pain pills I put with it. Pain pills are a necessary evil I think.
So, here's how my day is shaping up.
Up at 3....4 Advil + one pain pill= tired. Less pain but now I'm a wee bit loopy.
It's now 7:15 and I'm tired. Can't go back to bed cuz I have to go to the parentals. If I was gainfully employed somewhere I'd call in sick and rest up. If I'm not up to par these days...I have to go in anyway....the parentals say I can rest there; which is true, but I'm still at their beck and call.....resting just doesn't happen at their house.
I'm crabby when I hurt.
Wonder if this happened so I'd be more sympathetic towards the Mom? She's always in pain...takes Morphine and Percocet 4 times a day!.....failed back surgeries. She's a complainer though. She raised sisterlittle and I to NOT complain if we're hurt....Guess she forgot that one...or perhaps it's just too much for her??? Naw....she's an attention whore....seriously.
So, I'll bitch here....on my blob.....get it out of my system....and go on.
That's what I do..... plus....
I'll just escape upstairs......

13 comments:

The Queen said...

TT if he won't let you take the carpet up, use a carpet shampoer and mix 1/4 cup bleach and 1/4 Mr. Clean with fabreeze instead of carpet shampoo.

It will clean it up, take away the odor..and make it look like new.

For a bathroom you will need to make sure it's the kind of shampoer with attachments so you can get in around the potty..

Good luck
THE QUEEN!

and where the hell ya been? I have missed your sparkly ass!

Farmer*swife said...

Men and toilets. Nasty.

I could crawl back in bed myself; or on a couch, or anywhere....

CheekyMonkey said...

You're so cute, even when you're in pain. Seriously, the wallpaper... the thought of you scraping scoring gooping and repeat... all because you are so determined to update. I love it!

Jen said...

I despise the evil wallpaper too. DESPISE. In fact, I gave up and am now just going to use textured paint to go over it. I'm not kidding. (They way the husband and I looked at it, was that someday we will renovate the guest bathroom, so no need to worry too much about little details, such as wallpaper under the paint. At least that is what I say to make myself feel better that I couldn't get the wallpaper off.)

So there.

kcinnova said...

I cheated and paid someone to come strip the wallpaper, coat with primer, and paint 2 layers of red in my kitchen. I felt guilty about it (and spending the money) but it took 2 workers 1-1/2 days to get the wallpaper off the walls. And the primer stank something awful!

Some friends recently gave up stripping the paper and just painted over it. It actually looks okay!

tt said...

i actually thought about painting over the paper....but all the seams were split apart.....plus, I'm just anal. lol

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

wallpapering....meh....

Diane J Standiford said...

My aunt used to wall paper weekly. LOL Don't know how or WHY she did it. You bitch all you want---your blog or mine! Anytime.

Dez said...

Hey there, missed ya. I wish I was there to help you. We could have eachother to complain to while we "ouched" everytime we moved. :~ Those were some great tips The Queen gave you.. hmmm... just might use them somewhere. Hang in there!

fiwa said...

Oh girl, I do not envy you that job. And your poor neck! I hope you can pamper yourself a little and take a rest.

love,
fiwa

Brad said...

Aw sweets - I hope you neck is better by now. Take it easy!

Gin said...

I hate wallpaper, too! It's even worse when it makes your neck hurt! Go ahead and bitch!!! :)

Fortune Cookies said...

wallpaper IS evil! sorry that evil bastard hurt your neck. Hope you get better soon.
I don't blame you for renouncing wallpaper forever. I did the same thing when I helped my parents remove wallpaper from their house years ago. It took me a few bottles of wine...and a few things I shouldn't discuss here ;) to get over that experience! LOL