Monday, January 24, 2011

Just Another Dab of This and That

I have managed to mark a few things off my "list" the couple of days. Nothing exciting, but did.......
l. Attempt to repair corner of counter. During the holidays , my counter was involved in a head on collision (not the counter's fault). :( Lets just say my kitchen work area is small/narrow, and there is not enough room for extra "bodies" in there at the same time. Especially when someone is in a hurry and had to get by right then. The corner of the counter gets caught on their jeans and gets broken off (jeans survived with no injuries). From what I have found out, it would be pretty pricey to have it professionally repaired, so ............
I glued the piece back on, taped up with masking tape until the glue dried. I used z6000 glue and am hoping for the best. I have gorilla glue, but from past experience I found that it expands as it dries and was afraid of ending up with a "big" mess. Crossing my fingers, that this works.
When I bought this place, the counter tops were the original ones and in really bad shape. Five years later, I broke down and had them replaced. Turned into a very expensive, nightmare of a job. Lets just say it is very doubtful that I will ever have a certain HD do a big job like that for me again. Started in mid July and not finished properly until November of that particular year. I could write a book on that ordeal ! :(
So...... When this happened, I thought my blood pressure was going to peak out. I picked up the broken piece off the floor, put it on top of the microwave and took a deep breath while mumbling under my breath. I am just now getting around to doing anything about it, and NO it was not me that did the damage (for a change).

2. Clean out and shred old bank statements, expired insurance polices, and such. Check
Still have medical statements, etc. to do, but that is listed as a separate item.
3. Change bag on downstairs vacuum cleaner. Check
4. Last of Christmas decor back in storage - except what I am getting rid of. Check
5. Wash and rehang sheer in guest room. Washed, but not rehung - may replace with something else. Half of a check!
6. Clean out fridge and freezer (where does some of this stuff come from). I really think the contents of my fridge has babies. Anyway......Check
7. Haul "stuff" to car to take to GW. Check
8. Cover gray. Check (and I am not talking walls here either) :-D

Question: Have you ever dropped a hand full of angel hair pasta on the kitchen floor ?!?! Take my word - try to avoid doing that ! Days after you think it is all cleaned up, you will continue to find pieces - that stuff multiplies !

Just a mumbling: My place looks like a storm came thru. I pull something out, start working on it and to often just walk away and start something else. I use to be more organized - I really did. I am starting to get "cabin fever" , so will use that as my excuse for now.

Enjoy your week, and stay warm.


Our Hopeful Home said...

You are too funny! I can relate to each and every point you make. Took them (different contractor)8 months to re-finish our basement! And I'm very impressed that you cleaned out the freezer! Compared to you I got nothing done today! Oh, and tomorrow I get to cover my "gray":)

Debbiedoos said...

I am glad to see another non fan of gorilla glue...that stuff STINKS! Hope it works Glenda. Have a great night.

lvroftiques said...

OMG are you kidding me??!! Did they need to GROW the counter top material??! That's plain nuttso! Message to not have the HD ever do your countertops...check!
It's gonna work Glenda. I can tell.
Another message to self...Gorilla glue questionable...check again!...moving on... Glad at least the jeans came away unscathed *winks* Vanna

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I just tried to glue a lamp 2 weeks ago with gorilla and it looks worse now than before ha ha!!
Hope your counter makes it...Now I try and keep Len away from doing home projects because a work that should take 2 days takes a years...I kid you not girl..I could make a check list on what he don't finish around here but starts ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

My motto: whatever works baby!!!! Great your gettin' so much checked off your list and your also great at makin' us laugh as ya do it!!!

Thanks, I needed that big old laugh today!!! :o)

God bless you sweetie and have a beautiful day!!! :o)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm sorry about the counter top, hope your new glue works, I had the front come off a door the other day. grrrrr Just one more issue to deal with. Guess those issues keep me busy huh? I sure know what you mean about DH helping, now those days are long gone, but remember the ones in the past.. :0( hugs ~lynne~

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I need to get something done this week. I think I'll make a list! I would like to check things it!

Barb said...

Hi Glenda, you are making me laugh. That is some list. Nope, never dropped pasta but have dropped my share of eggs....holy cow!

Happy Tuesday.


xinex said...

Good luck on all your projects, Glenda, but making a list is the best way to do it. I have a bif kitchen project too which I started yesterday. I will post the progress on Kim's A + B party tongight..Christine

mustard seeds said...

Funny. Why is it that things always come off right where you catch it on clothing? I mean, seriously, why doesn't it ever happen in an inconspicuous area? I also have made a few checkmarks, but nothing to write home about. It looks like we are going to have another real storm blow through. Be safe.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, looks like you did a good repair job on the countertop. Hope it holds. Your check marks are adding up! Sounds to me like you are accomplishing a lot. laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Glenda, we have some cardinals around here too, each time I go to get the camera they're like the Cocker Spaniel, they leave. lol. Hopefully, if I'm lucky I'll get a shot or two of them, they are gorgeous. hugs ~lynne~

Divine Theatre said...

Does making a list count as a project? LOL!