Tuesday, June 20, 2006

weekend fun

We stained the deck this weekend...
Absolute Nightmare.

We bought the stain over 2 weeks ago (it's been raining every weekend)
But finally a Sunny Forecast ~ Beautiful Weekend!!

So we get up at 8:00am (so we can get done early)

We open the can of stain
Hmmm It's very orange - "Natural Cedar" Okay
Well maybe it dries clear and light

We begin

Looks pretty orange to me.. Actually... It Looks like shit!
We pause.. Maybe it will look better when it dries

This looks bad.. real bad - How can this be?

We need to stop. We read the can a bit more carefully
and it reads "Solid Stain"
My husband bought the wrong stain (fantastic!!!)

We go back to the store
We have to re-buy all the rollers and brushes and trays...
(Because we're just made of money!)


- I try to return the open can
they didnt want to take it back

I tell the paint guy that one of the employees told me to buy this type of stain
(He did point to it when we asked where the deck stain was - that counts, right?)
I asked the clerk if he was going to have one of his employees come to my
house and sand the orange paint off my deck for me. He declined.

They took the open can back.

But they didn't have the stain we needed (of course not!)
so I had to go across town to another store and re-buy the stain.

Now we go back home and start all over again
7 hours we stained - in the AFRICA Hot Weather

As soon as we walked into the house
It wasn't suppose to rain...

What the FUCK?!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?????!?!?!?!?

Why is my life like this? What did I do to deserve this?
- Wait, don't answer that...

And that's my "life is unfair weekend story."


Annie said...

Oh Jen, Oh Tim, why o why didn't you just hire someone? And don't say because you can't afford it. You can't afford not to.

Please hire someone to finish the walkway you started. Please. Pretty please with a cherry on top.

Moderator said...

My wife knows better than to trust any home projects to me. I will screw things up beyond repair.

EJL said...

I leave it to my hubby....I will make him lemonade.

Scarlet said...

so the crying photo would be appropriate now?? (for hubby after admitting he got wrong can)