Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wall Flower

People thought I was out of the woodwork, but they were sadly mistaken! I'm back into the woodwork with a vengeance. Every day I've been in the woodwork, the wall, the counters, the carpets.

As of last Thursday, I am officially a home owner. So, all of my time has been consumed by getting the home stuff ready, preparing to move, and creating a plan in my head that can only be accomplished by a team of 732.

The house we now own is in a quiet neighborhood in Stillwater. The house is spacious, the neighborhood is quiet, and it has a sauna! What? Huh? No! Oh yes, our house has a sauna. It may have a sauna, but the rest of the house hasn't been touched (literally) in about 7 years. I take that back, the walls, counters, switch plates, doors, trim, ceilings, glass, sinks, showers, and rugs have been touched with many things... but NONE of those things involved a soap or cleaning solvent of any kind. The state of grime that this house had is definitely in my top three "worst case scenarios".

Our count down has begun (T minus 3 days!) for painting every possible surface of the house, and cleaning everything we can't paint... but I'm beginning to think it might never get done. I can just see it now.

*6 months from now*
Rachel is 89 pounds and bald wearing bits of rags attached to her body where the bleach, CLR, soft scrub, 409, and comet, (that she so cherishes) has eaten away her skin, still scrubbing the cabinets and floors with bloody nubs that once resembled fingers.... and yet, she's happy.

I must say, I'm glad we're painting every single wall in the entire house, otherwise that scene could happen much sooner than 6 months.

The end is not any where near. If you think it will get done with time... you don't know me very well, and you definitely haven't seen "the book".

So if I'm MIA for awhile, you know what I'm doing.


Missy said...

Teeps, a dirty house has to be your worst nightmare!!!!!! I hope it gets clean, and STAT!!!!

I'm going to call you soon!!!!

Die vicious dirt, before our might!

Missy said...

TEEPS I am having a get together at the Independent (in Uptown) on Saturday night at 10pm. Drop by if you get a chance!!!!


shyestviolet said...

I have a confession to make... I just wikipedia'd andre rieu. I need to go cleanse myself now. *shudder*

Rachel Irene said...

Teeps - Sorry I missed your shindig (grandpa, you want your word back?) But I didn't see your comment until yesterday. :-( Boo. I hope you had a hootin' hollerin' good time!

Shyestviolet - You haven't Andre's performances on PBS? They're something! It's so hideous you can't look away, and then 5 hours later... he's got you wrapped into his vortex. He's coming to MN this October... or so I hear... ;-)

shyestviolet said...

I have, in fact, seen andre rieu and his floppy floppy hair on channel two, and had to know from whence this monstrosity came. sweden? france? denmark? who is the guilty party? who do we need to bomb next? ;)