Tuesday, October 28, 2008

And so it begins...

Today was the first day of remodeling. The crew arrived bright and early to replace all our windows and sliders with wood ones. It was a tough battle as the condo was built in 1979, and it lives in a difficult climate. It is warm and very dry all summer, and winters can find 6 feet of snow on it's doorstep with 14 foot icicles hanging from the roof that are 2 feet around. So to say it has settled, is probably an understatement. At any rate, the three workers worked hard all day and were still caulking when the sun was behind the mountain. There was one guy that drove the other two crazy because he talked all day. I mean all day. One of the other guys kept rolling his eyes and muttering about how he wished that guy would shut up. He talked constantly. Or sang. But mostly talked. To me, to my husband, to himself. It was close to the time they were leaving that I thought I smelled something organic.  Hmmmm - maybe that was why he kept saying he needed to eat. He called his wife, and I overheard him say he was going to be late - yeah it was "Buddy" again, yeah he was tired, yeah he wanted dinner when he got home. His voice sounded tired and definitely changed when he talked to his wife. Sort of like how your child starts whining when he/she talks to you, but has a normal voice when talking with anyone else.  Anyway, we are looking forward to the next group of these incredibly hard working guys tomorrow. They will tear out the kitchen, bathroom, and numerous other big, dirty things. Hopefully the "honey pot" will arrive, or this next batch will shut the door while using the bathroom...

3 comments:

Jeninacide said...

Brutal... not sure what you mean by "organic"..

Jo-Mama said...

Hahahah! Organic carpenters are always happy.
I think you should put a sign on your bathroom that says out of order until the "honey pot" arrives. Get a nice bottle of wine and some rose colored glasses for tomorrow. Cheers to you!

Lover of Life said...

Like something you smoke - organic. - I guess that was a term we used "back in the day."