Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Trying to get it back together

Last Easter we started a project in our home where we gutted the kitchen floor and replaced it, put in new cabinets, put in wood flooring in three rooms, and there it sat. Doorways were unfinished, same with baseboards and quarter-rounds.
This weekend we got most of it done! We got all the baseboards in the kitchen, family room and living room done. Then we also got the corners put on the cupboards. It was a lot of work!
I got to use a nail gun for the first time.
It was kind of nice working as a team, he cutting the wood, me stapling it to things. I only had a couple of problems with a few areas where I stuck a nail in the wrong spot and it came out the other side showing, but I think for the most part I did a pretty good job! :)

So now comes the tedious task of putting everything back, and let me tell you, the urge to just toss everything is SO STRONG! The truth is, I simply cannot stand clutter. This is a wedge between my husband's and my personalities. He has a difficult time throwing things out, and I have a difficult time looking at all the stuff piling up. I have a hard time thinking, or functioning in chaos. I need things neat, orderly, in their place. If there's no place for it in my tiny home, there's no need for it in my life.

I've lived with this chaos for the last 3-4 months and I am itching like I have poison ivy of the organizational kind to get my house put back to it's order. I think of it as a Godly trait. After all, doesn't He say that His house is a house of order? Well then, that's just one less thing I have to work on to become more like Him :)

I have to get my computer area back into order. This is hard because I am really wanting a whole new setup for my computer, but really, I need a new desktop computer before I can buy a new desk for one. Last night it turned off on me suddenly while I was working on a wedding, telling me that a device driver installed on my computer caused Windows to stop unexpectedly. What is a device driver? It doesn't sound good. Neither does my computer when I start it up. Joel heard it the other day when I started it up and asked what that noise was. I told him it was my dinosaur whining about having to wake up.

My desktop is over 5 years old now. It's pretty prehistoric as far as computers go. But I hang onto it because I can't get the screen on my laptop to display the correct color for prints. I've tried, and can't get it accurate. So I hang onto this one and work at it so I can know what my prints will come back looking like.

Maybe if I pick up one more wedding I could get a new computer, but for now, the weddings and sessions I do have will be covering my teeth, which I consider to be a business investment, lol.

Well, all this rambling is because I'm procrastinating all the work I have to do to put everything back together again, and the trip I'll have to make to the thrift store to donate all my unwanted goods. Maybe I can find a desk there.


Ginabear said...

Yah,its time to get back to normal. I think it would drive me nuts too! Dont forget to take lots of pics, we wanna see the end result of your chaos! :)
Poor dinosaur puter, trying not to go into extinction!
I do agree with your smile being a business investment, when you tell your clients to smile, I bet they see yours and smile as well! I hope everything returns to normal soon my friend!

Anonymous said...

I think your teeth definitely should be a tax write off!

Keep smiling at that new kitchen!

Luv ya,