Monday, April 1, 2013

A Notice, with a Touch of Irony

These past few days I've been making increment progress towards completing the work in my 1st floor hall.  Small but necessary stuff:  Filling screw holes and touching up the faux finish on the upper wall because I've accepted that no, I can't have my wall-hung coat rack hanging over the new chair rail.  Measuring for, cutting, sanding, and coping quarter round.  Ordering flexible resin quarter round for the foot of the curved bottom step.  Cutting (and sometimes recutting) the chair rail pieces I previously coped, now that the jamb trim is up and I know how long the rail pieces need to be.  That sort of stuff.

Nothing exciting, nothing demanding daily posts, just stuff that's got to get done.

But from now on, I don't know how much is going to get done.  Because I've taken an additional job, working half time, every weekday evening, at the Big Blue & Gray Box Store.  I've been in for paid orientation and training already, but tonight I begin my regular shift.  In about 25 minutes, to be exact.

Ironic, isn't it?  There I'll be surrounded by all sorts of products I can use working on the house, but I'll have no time to do it!

4 comments:

Jayne said...

Irony, indeed! Do you get an employee discount?

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

Maybe you can work on building your house material stash.

Kate H. said...

Jayne, ten whole percent. Still, it helps. And it's nice that when I came to orientation last week the HR rep told me they'd decided to pay me nearly $1 an hour more than originally stated.

Sharon, building materials, or more to the point, building tools. If I can come up with the extra cash.

Desri said...

I'm looking forward to all the work - but I also can't wait until we get to the stage you've reached.