Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This years project

Each year Mrs. T hosts a Christmas Eve dinner party for family and friends. We plan for about 50 people, get a pre-party head count well below that number, and somehow 50 show up. It's become a tradition.

Another tradition is that sometime around now, one of us will think up a new house project that just has to be concluded before the big event. Last year was a fairly insignificant crown moulding installation. Drum roll please, this year I am proud to announce our holiday project is hallway wainscoting.

I blame nerd girl, Mrs. Blandings for this years project. Her new stair runner photo set off a chain of events which can only mean several napless days and sleepless nights.

I spent most of the afternoon measuring and blocking projected panel sizes and locations. I was having trouble on the stairway until I remembered stair panels are not truly rectangular.

Hopefully, we shall be completed in time. We always are, but the added anxiety always makes for holiday fun.

Toad

11 comments:

Kathleen said...

Great project and the added anxiety makes it even more fun.

Kathy said...

I'm still looking for a Chuck. The panelling will look tremendous.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I always do this to myself. I apologize for planting the seed, but bet it looks wonderful when complete. You can thank me later.

Suburban Princess said...

I do the same thing every year - this year I am fighting the urge to tell my husband we really should paint the basement before our party in less than 3 weeks!

I cant wait to see how your project looks completed!

inner_child said...

Wait, is this my blog?

Toad said...

It was sugggested that maybe I could paint the family room book shelves this week too. I'll post photos later.

KLS said...

I just started reading your blog. Very interesting and witty. Good luck with your project!

David said...

A party seems to be the quickest route to project completion, Mrs. B's editor wrote about that in Spaces once.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Nothing like a deadline.

I'm impressed, I wouldn't get near anything that I installed or made.

Toad said...

KLS welcome, a very nice bunch of folk show up here from time to time. We're glad you are here. Everyone say hi to KLS.

KLS said...

Thank you very much for the welcome, Toad.