As you all know, I got home from vacation late Saturday night. And woke up on Sunday with the hopes of working tirelessly on the laundry room and hallway for the One Room Challenge Linking Event hosted by the lovely Linda from Calling It Home. Click to catch up on Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four.
As for Week Five, my laundry list (humor! har!) was l.o.n.g.
- Texture sheetrock
- Paint ceiling
- Hang crown
Hang moulding on the walls
- Paint crown and moulding
- Hang light fixtures
So, I began sanding sheetrock. And kept sanding for what seemed like hours. I know I haven't mentioned it before, but I. Hate. Sheetrock. Repair.
Finally finished, I moved on to adding moulding to the walls. I decided to carry the traditional wainscoting that is in my dining-room-turned-office down the hallway that leads to the kitchen, garage, laundry and pantry. It needed the continuity.
In the laundry room, I wanted something a bit less formal, so I went with a board and batten look.
Moulding was hung, caulked and ready for wallpaper on Monday.
And then Monday night / Tuesday morning we were hit with this.
|At least the colors on the forecast are pretty?!?|
Y'all, I have lived in the South for 16 years and I have seen all sorts of weather from snow to hurricanes to tornadoes to heat waves. See that scale up there for the rain severity? I've seen green, dark green, yellow, orange, red and even burgundy. I have NEVER seen us get pink and purple. Notice the time up in the right-hand corner? 2:31AM. Yes, at that point the three kids, four dogs and I were all huddled in my pantry as golf ball-sized hail was coming down. We were in the pantry for over two hours. Thankfully, no damage was done and no tornadoes touched down. Sadly, many others cannot say the same.
Tuesday night was more of the same. Mobile got about 20" of rain. There has been terrible flooding, huge sinkholes and large portions of roads have collapsed. Y'all, it's a mess!
And in the words of the ever-classy Sweet Brown, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
This weekend is going to be intense. I still have so much to do, but I refuse to throw my hands up and give in. We may live on booze (just me) and pizza (the kids) for the next week, but dammit, This. Room. Will. Be. Done. And it will be freaking splendid.
Be sure to check out the other Linking Participants and give them some love. And don't forget about the One Room Challenge Participants.