Remember Me

Posted: October 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

I know it has been forever since I’ve written anything. I’ve been kind of held up in this sort of numb cocoon that has been my existence these last few years. Life has been a bit too normal for me. I started this blog quite frankly because i was miserable and it gave me an outlet for my pain to keep me sane. To not have those feelings that I’d fostered all my life meant i no longer had anything to complain about in my posts. I tried many times to start again but I’d kind of lost my voice. So here I am once again attempting to set the work straight.

Life has been fairly good these last few years really. I’ve met the love of my life who I’ve been seeing now for 4 years. Work has been tolerable which is about as good as it gets. With a little luck I’ll be able to retire in a few years if Trump doesn’t ruin it by becoming US president and destroying the world. Nearly all my debt is gone and I really don’t want for anything these days but my wants are fairly frugal. The problem is that with nothing bad to write about I’ve been kinda stuck. There is good news though, I’ve developed rheumatoid arthritis so now I have something to complain about again. I am on treatment program so I wouldn’t get too excited just yet, my misery could end at any moment.

So there it is. I know it’s not much but hopefully with a little hard work (very little I’ve become somewhat lazy in my old age) my blog will again flourish with mindless rantings, fluffy stories and the occasional vain attempts at humour. Please bear with me as I attempt once again to actually write things people might like to read. Well there you go it’s just like riding a bike, I was never much good at that either.

Your eminent fool

Postcard from Hell

Posted: July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

When last we met our unsung foolish protagonist, he’s was busy tormenting himself by remodeling his 50 year old bathroom. He made a foolish promise to blog about his misery but got so caught up in the insanity of the whole project that adding the extra stress of writing about it surely would have driven him over the edge. He did swear that when he was done, (and out of the asylum) he would revisit the journey and recant it as best he could if only to be a warning to others. ┬áHere is his story, it is not for the faint of heart, so reader digression is strongly advised.

It still pains me to look back to the horrible events as they transpired, but I feel that its my duty to tell the entire sordid tale so that no one else ever has to suffer such a tragedy. It all early began this year. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was winter, it fucking cold. Like the rest of you, sometimes on a cold winter’s day I’ve been known to brood and examine my pitiful existence. I came to the painful conclusion that my house was a mess and that I needed to do a better job of keeping it clean. I scoured the kitchen, and vacuumed the floor and cleaned the tub and came down stairs and stared in horror. The place that I spent the majority life, my sanctuary, my oasis, was actually hell. I was in my basement, and it was like a scene from a horror film.

photoI immediately knew what had to be done. I had dreaded this moment ever since I’d renovated my kitchen a decade earlier, the open scars still fresh. I would transform my nightmarish hell into the paradise of my dreams. I knew that it would take every ounce of my willpower, not to mention my limited skill, to create my masterpiece. I began in earnest planning great extravagances such as studded insulated walls, drywall, stylish laminate flooring and even wall outlets too numerous to count not to mention lighting. Yes it was all quickly coming to light and soon I would begin my bold journey into the new millennium. It was happening so fast that before I knew it, I had to pee. To this day I still can’t fathom why, but some strange force compelled me to use the upstairs bathroom rather than the one ten steps away. It would be a decision that would change my life forever.

I walked into bathroom and began the all to familiar ritual of well…peeing. As I stood there, shaking of the remnants of my handiwork, the shocking revelation came forth. I would not be renovating hell. Oh no, not today. Not any time soon. I had no choice but to renovate what had become the monstrosity previously known as my bathroom. I warn you in advance to look away if you must at its hideousness, but as I said earlier, the story must be told. Here is what I saw.

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to be continued….

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away. BATHROOM.

What started as a 6 week journey has ballooned into a plus 12 week epic. There are times when I really thought that I would go insane trying to finish this project, but to the best of my knowledge, it seems that I survived. I do plan to give a more detailed description and pictorial, but for now here is a few pictures of the almost finished product. I know that the style and design won’t appeal to everyone, I just hope that you will give me some credit for the work that was involved. Here is a few before and after pics so you can remember where it all stated and see where it will end.

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Umm….Day 4?

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ok so I’ve been a tad tardy again at keeping you all updated. The truth is that I’ve been working at a snails pace and didn’t want to bore you folks to death. I’ve been busy at work as well, so I do have a bit of an excuse. I’ve been doing everything myself to this point with the exception of a little help from Dobi the sometimes house elf. Just so you can understand the scope of it I’ve included a few pictures. I apologize as well for neglecting reading and commenting on all of your blogs, I’ll try to make a bit of effort in the coming days.

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Is it too late to stop?

Posted: February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

For anyone who doubted me when I said that I was gutting my bathroom, here is the proof. Is it too late to change my mind?

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Why did I start?

Posted: February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Well, here goes. I didn’t put a full day in because my whiny boyfriend cried that he need to sleep for as while after working all night and then spending an hour and a half on the train. What a wuss. Tomorrow I should get a little more accomplished, I’m fully expecting the company I ordered the fixtures from to screw me over, because that’s what they do, so I’m probably in no rush. Any way, here’s a few pics of day one of demolition, if you can get past the dust, it’s actually kind of fun.

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Where do I start?

Posted: February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

I know that I promised that I would start to write a little more, but each time I’ve try I end up slipping again. I’d like to say I’ve been too busy except that wouldn’t really be true. I’d like to say that I’m going to put more effort into my blog now, but that would be a lie too. It’s not that I have any real aversion to lying, it can be quite useful at times, it’s just that people tend to get pissed when they find out the truth. The truth is that I’m going to find less time and effort to put into my blog because I’m going to finally start my very long overdue bathroom renovations. I’ve had a few false starts before so this time I’ve guaranteed my success by going out and buying thousands of dollars worth of bathroom stuffings. I’m a rank amateur at best, so it should be a very interesting month or so. I’ve decided that in order to increase my blogging at the same time as increasing my workload, that I’ll take you along on the journey if you’re interested. I’m starting today with a few pics of what I’m working with. Please don’t judge me, none of this is my own handiwork. Feel free to judge my sanity for choosing to live this way for the last decade or so.

The beginning

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