We love getting e-mails from you all guys, and not to play favorites or anything, but this note from MaryB in Richmond (entitled “Just Kill Me Now”) was pure e-mail gold. We just had to share.
Oh, sure. Everybody makes it look soooooo easy! So I’m hanging around your website, and looking at the cool stuff you do … and then I looked at my sons’ bathroom (see attached picture) and I thought “How hard could it be?” (Yeah, that’s three wallpapers: One above, one below, and a border in the middle. Blame the previous owners, and the decade it was hung.)
So I Googled “wallpaper removal” and I got some homebrew recipe made with vinegar and fabric softener. Ok, that’s a total disaster. So late (late!!) last night I’m wailing to someone who suggests “DIF,” so the wallpaper will just “fall off the wall!” Another trip to Lowe’s and I’m all set, right? Not. Four hours later I’ve cleared maybe a square yard! And my arms hurt, and my hands hurt, and my eyes are stinging and ….
…and I’ve decided your website should come with some kind of warning label: “Projects may be more difficult than they appear.”
Am I really this incompetent? I mean, dear god, how hard *could* this be?!?!?! Either harder than I thought it was, or … “Newly single homeowners may be less competent than they appear!”
Beer. I need beer. And Aleve. And … well, maybe another beer. And what thought just flashed through my mind, as I pictured myself with that beer? Honest to pete I thought “Oh, I can catch up the last couple kokokara posts!” Addictive.
So sad. :)
-MaryB, either your biggest fan or someone of whom you should be very afraid.
Thank you MaryB for the entertainment. Sorry for getting you into these messes. Can anyone help MaryB out with some words of encouragement (and maybe some wallpaper removal tips along the way?)