20 January 2010

Home Improvement, Meet Stuart Doss

Now I have to tell you that I am NOT a handy person. I do know how to change a light bulb (as long as it doesn't require standing on too tall of an object because me and heights are not good friends), locate a screwdriver and turn a screw in/out of a toy, replace batteries-you know, small, easy tasks that I can't get into too much trouble with.

Stuart, however can do ANYTHING. And I do mean ANYTHING. I have no idea where this man stores all the information that is needed in order to rebuild an engine, fix the plumbing to the dishwasher, reconfigure QRT on the computer and cook, all at the same time. Oh, and have I mentioned that yesterday was his first last day of the last spring semester of school that he will ever have to take? Yeah, the end is near folks. The end is near.

So back to fixing things.

When we bought our house in September of 2008 (good grief, we have lived in this house for a year and a half) we knew that there were several things that needed fixing/updating but that was ok since we were buying a 90 year old house and Stuart can do anything.

Fast forward to this weekend. Up until now we haven't done much of anything. We have done some demo-we have to rip out the cabinets above the refrigerator in order for our 20th century refrigerator to fit in the space provided, we had to rip out the stove/cabinet combo in order to fit our new oven that can hold a cookie sheet, we ripped up the carpet in the living room and dining room to reveal real wood floors but the termites had some fun with some of the planks so we are probably going to just re-carpet in the future, we ripped out all the carpet in the attic, and we have ripped out a plethora of plant life around the house. And by we, I fully mean Stuart. I just stand there and watch. Or whine. Or complain.

This weekend however, Stuart decided it was high time to start some of the bigger renovations that we need to accomplish. Starting with the boys' bathroom

Here's the bathroom the day that we moved in. Obviously it has been decorated since then but it's a good before picture.
The demo begins.

Measure twice, cut once.

This is today. Oh boy.
Notice the beautiful woodwork for the drop ceiling that Stuart is going to install.

Stuart assures me that this is not going to take long. Right.


Rickey Henderson said...

Nice blog, Rickey likes! When you get a chance, check out Rickey's recent home improvement blog post. It's Rickey's first foray into the world of Bob Villa!

Brittany said...

I'm so excited to see the finished product. Fingers crossed that it happens quickly!