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Friday, June 16, 2006

give a man a crowbar...

...and he'll destroy your dining room.


I've been sick for the last several days. This is what happened to the dining room while I was drugged to the gills with NyQuil, sleeping it off. Don finished pulling down the panelling on three walls, and began to pull down the plaster. It made a lovely mess.

Extreme close-up of plaster wreckage:

Note the shoe and half-leg of ZUL THE DESTROYER standing proudly by while I photograph his handiwork.

Work has, however, come to a grinding halt, because after completing the above destruction, Don abruptly realized that he had no place to put his mess. This caused a few snarky phone comments from my father. We'd been taking SUV-loads full of debris to the dump, but the scale of this -- and the nature of this particular debris -- requires something further. So we're renting a dumpster over the fourth of July weekend. Anyone who wants to come help rip things down is of course welcome -- we might be persuaded to provide free beer, even. Details on dumpster rental forthcoming, since it seems a lot of people have been Googling me for it lately.

In the meantime, we wear shoes in the house all the time now, since you never know when you'll find a chunk of plaster underfoot. Particularly since the cat has discovered that they make excellent toys, and bats them all about the house.

8 comments:

Summer said...

Oh my! Well, that will show you for getting sick.... It's the "darkness before the dawn" though, isn't it? I mean, it can ONLY look better from here...

Jamaila said...

If only! No, this is more of a 'descent into twilight' sort of situation. ;) No escape forthcoming. We're only just starting. :/

Anonymous said...

free beer? yuengling?

Jamaila said...

It could be arranged.

quietnightwing said...

We used to rent a dumpster for debris clean up and have a barbecue for all your friends. No beer, though - underage at that time. I still remember people jumping into the dumpster. That was before I knew about things like liability!

Don't forget to check with the BBB and contractor registration to make sure your HVAC person is bonded, insured, and has no complaints. I just lost a heap of money to a dishonest house painter - who it turns out wasn't bomded, etc.

Malnurtured Snay said...

I totally would ... but working tomorrow, and plans for the evening, then a family dinner with my folks and sister (who moves back from Hawaii that day). Otherwise, absolutely. Free beer (and food, I hope) plus the opportunity to break other peoples' property? SCORE!

Jamaila said...

It's the weekend of the fourth, Snay, not this weekend. :P

Malnurtured Snay said...

Oh.

Well.

Er. Work. Yes, that's it.

(Actually, I do work the weekend, but I'm free on the 4th for demolition fun).