Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Shhhhh it's a secret

I'll let you in on a secret. Between the 7 day stretches hubs works he really really really doesn't look forward to my honey-do list. On the top of his not really favorite? Well right now that would be the paint stripping. You really have to know my personality. Once I'm set on something, it's going to happen, even if I have to burn the house down with the heat gun. (Of course I'd save the ankle biters and the parrots. The mop of a dog, well...) So he's looking at my wanting the paint removed off the stairs as a snowball effect. Ok it's going to start with the stairs, then she's going to need the baseboard removed, or she's going to need a ride to the ER because she put the crowbar through her hand, again. Then that moves to the trim around the window by the stairs, which now doesn't match any of the other windows. At this point he sighs and goes out the garage to gage the amount of paint stripper we have and will it really kill the birds? He can only hope. (The amazon likes to scream like an amazon while hubs sleeps.)
So let's all hope that the damn snow in Hicksville, Wisconsin melts soon! I want to break out the heavy duty strippers and keep the parrots alive!

Monday, March 10, 2008

I give up

That's it, I'm throwing in the towel. The stupid paint refuses to come off the stupid trim! I've tried Citristrip, SoyGel, SoyClean, PeelAway, the heatgun, and when I sand the stuff gums up my sander. I GIVE UP!!!!!!!!! The only thing I haven't tried is Tiny Oak Park Bungalow's suggestion of Zip Strip because of the fumes. But seriously the paint won't come off! There's only two or three layers on the there! What gives?


Well we kinda hit a standstill. Ya know that big brick wall that leads to nothing? Ya that one. Between running my youngest around and planning my oldest birthday party, that's a big deal at the age of 7 you know. Not much has been done at Our Little Bungalow. But it is amazing how one little tiny bungalow can drain so much money, isn't it? Most if not all of you know what I mean. I got last month's heat bill, and wow. I am more than ready for spring. I HATE WINTER. It really is official.