The Campsie Project

An account of the renovation of The Neglected House on the Wonderful Street in Wonderful Downtown Lexington, Kentucky.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

My Turn

So here's my first entry. I won't be stepping into this too often-no fancy new laptop, no cable modem. Lucy+computer=disaster. I just went to touch this thing and the signal disappeared! My virgin entry shall respond to Mick's comments thus far.

I'd like to start by saying that the picture below is NOT Todd, our carpenter friend. This is a random guy demonstarting the claw action of the channel-lock pliers. Mick refers to them as the nippers. I discovered their real name as listed on the tool itself when spacing out in the midst of extreme fatigue yesterday afternoon. I looked down and there it said-channel lock.

Mick was, in fact, officially sick. Must admit I doubted it for just a moment but when he missed the bellydancing extravaganza last night I knew it was real. Esther's "work party" was just that...a work party. Those present (just 6 of us) chatted and hummed whilest lugging many dirty pounds of stinky rotten rusty nail ridden wood. We cleared a pile about 5' tall X 15' long. Needless to say-I'm sore in places I never knew I could be sore. My HANDS are virtually useless today. (Word to ma mutha-DON'T WORRY). I think today I'll work a little less intensly. Perhaps a trip to our neighborhood home improvement stores will be in order. I hear tell from my fellow home improvers that I will settle on one vs the other (Lowe's/Home Depot) as our "relationsip" grows. Comments anyone? They BOTH give lotsa money to the republicans so don't give me THAT reason.

It's true-I can't wait to go to IKEA.

I'm really stumped on the door hardware thing. I'm sure we're beating a dead horse...no-we're at a dead end...no-it's a red-herring. I think I'll sleep on it some more. There really isn't anything to steal. We're better off without the wine.

We're almost finished with the project of removing the former inhabitants floor coverings. It's proving to be an amazing unveiling. The floors are beautiful.

It's true-I may have found my purpose! I think this is just what Mick and I needed-hard manual labor and a learning process.

3 Comments:

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Lori-Lyn said...

You know, I have to go with Lowe's. You can sometimes get an actual person to help you there. Sometimes.

 
At 8:21 AM, Blogger Wyn said...

I'm a Home Depot man myself. Seems they were bright enough to put a store pretty much across the street from my house. Perfect for when you need a $30.00 tool that does just one thing, but does it well...

 
At 12:24 PM, Blogger Mick said...

I was at Lowe's last night and got a mixed bag. 1st, I walked in, as 2 employees breezed by. I hadn't said anything yet, but was workin' the eye contact. Then two more came past, then ANOTHER one, who stood right beside me and asked a guy fifteen feet away if he needed some help! I said "Excuse Me!" But could never get her to turn around! Mitigating Moment: Later, two separate employees went well out of their way with opinion and directions, escorting me around the store.

 

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