Monday, May 01, 2006

Mop On, Mop Off

The baby is due in about 6 weeks. Lauren and I have a lot of work ahead of us. Since we are in desperate need of extra space we had a screen room added to our house. We have to move the dining room to the screen room, the office to the dining room, Max’s room to the office and prep Max’s room as the baby’s room. There is also designated space in the new screen room as a play area, so we have to move most of Max’s toys.

The screen room addition is progressing a decent pace. There have been a few problems with contractors and their inability to actually do what they said they were going to do. This past weekend I spent a good amount of time fixing the contactors mistakes. One such mistake was they installed a fence but did not use concrete to reinforce the posts. So this weekend I dug up the posts and added the concrete. I also had to mop the new tile floor 5 times to clean up all the grout left on the surface (the tile guys did an awesome job but were somewhat messy).

Every time I do work that involves repetitive movement like digging 8 holes or mopping 420 square feet of tile I think of the Karate kid. “Paint the fence”, “Sand the floor”, or the classic “Wax on, Wax off” (Insert Jokes here) lines come to mind. I think about how Mr. Miyagi used the work as muscle training to teach Karate.

I woke up this morning pretty sore in my shoulders and arms. I plan to carry a mop around all day and dare people to try and kick me in the shins.

16 comments:

lawnwhisperer said...

Bill are you complaining about a service again?

TBG said...

I cant believe 6 weeks! Good luck that is alot of stuff to get done. I have full confidence you guys will get it all done!

So do you complain about companies alot?

Effie said...

Hiiiiiiiiiyaaaah!

Circus Kelli said...

Every once in a while, you should stop and form that 'bird of prey' pose or whatever it is called - you know, the one with the arms in the air, standing on one foot...

And when you can catch a fly with chopsticks, I'll be totally impressed. ;)

No_Newz said...

After all of that time under the bus you are now properly trained to kicck booty Grasshopper.
The 6 week mark seems to go really slow for moms. Take your lovely wife out and spoil her like crazy at least once a week.
Good luck with all of the renovations.
Lois Lane

Peter said...

I spent all weekend thinking about Mr MayAgi (how do you spell that?)

Mich said...

Wax on, wax off. Paint the fence. Sand the floor. Diaper the baby. Catch the toddler. Make the food. Diaper the baby. Eat the food. Diaper the baby. Sleep for 10 minutes. Diaper the baby. Ah, the days of newborn-baby.

Mainline Mom said...

My husband stained our deck on Saturday and he's been whining about his soreness ever since. Pansies.

The Kept Woman said...

"...have been a few problems with contractors and their inability to actually do what they said they were going to do..."

You don't say. God, our contractors are on-time, put 100% of their brain capacity into their work and did I mention they were on-time with completing tasks?

Bwwwwwwwwhahahahahahahahaha!

I'm funny.

Go ahead and deduct the work you did from their bill...it's OK, I said so.

Peter said...

I just found you today, My mother would always respond that we were having Poison for dinner. I just read your profile.

Kari said...

6 weeks! Wow that is soon!

Prepare yourself William-son. You can do it with your mind. (you must say these lines in Mr. Miagi's voice or they just don't sound as cool, lol)

Kami said...

If only I could be there. ;)

Just six weeks left!!

nikkirae said...

LOL.

*Cheering your wife on from Kansas.*

-n

Meegs said...

So close! Good luck in the last few weeks of pregnancy!

Odd Mix said...

So, how are the shins today?

Stacie said...

Lauren...I don't know if Bill told you, but I'm voting for a June 16th delivery...what do you think?
:)
Good luck with all the work ahead.
Stacie