I got mad skills, yo.

14 Jan

I know that my posts are kinda few and far between lately, but I have a good reason. I’ve taken on yet another new role: General Contractor. Yep, that’s right, Miss I Suck At All Things Home Improvementy is now a general contractor. The good thing about being a general contractor is that I don’t have to use a glue gun like for stupid crafting. The bad thing about being a general contractor is that I don’t get use a glue gun like for stupid crafting because that would be way easier than the other tools I find myself using.

For instance, last weekend I put up tile in the kitchen (BY MYSELF thankyouvermuch). So I went to Home Depot and asked the tile guy for help. He kept asking me all these questions like, do you have a grout float? I was like, dude. I don’t even know what grout is, let alone why I’d want to float it. Or what I’d float it in. Or why. Why don’t you just tell me what I need. Ok? Thanks so much. He was like, oh, ok. So you’ve never done this before. Good call buddy. So he gets me this stuff, which was basically like a big sheet of double-sided tape, and assured me I could do this. So not believing him, I was like, if you say so. What’s next? He gives me this big box of powder (which is apparently what grout comes in before you add water and make a horrible mess all over your new floors). I told him I REALLY wanted the premixed kind, he said I didn’t. I suppose he was right about that, because it was really fun mixing it with the drill bit extender stirrer thngy (see how I’ve learned all the technical names for tools now?). $120 later and I was off to hopefully not wreck the kitchen that I’d spent almost a month fixing. It really was easy, way easier than I thought it would be. I did stick my head to the wall a couple of times (that double sided tape stuff is REALLY sticky), and I did get black grout everywhere. And I did ruin some of the tile when I threw across the room because it wouldn’t go on the wall straight. But I did it. BY MYSELF. Did I mention I did it by myself?

This week I’ve been working on staining the cabinets. I think I’m completely high on the fumes, but the cabinets look great. I’m thisclose to finishing the kitchen, and I can’t wait to show y’all how awesome it is. In the meantime, please be patient with me. This whole homeownership thing is way more time consuming than I’d thought it would be. On the other hand, more validation for my awesomeness is never a bad thing.

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