Thursday, December 22, 2011

I really suck at hammering nails in.

I'm not proud of this.  I'm just trying to be real. :)
 See the broken off nails?  The Split wood is the icing. 
I especially suck at long nails with petrified freaking wood.  God forbid I just use a new piece of lumber.  I'm trying to extend the floor of my living room by about 4' X 4' so I can put a wood burning stove there.  This is like plan E for what to do with our three abnormally huge stairs that go between the living room and entry/dining/kitchen area.  So anyway I tore down the half built bookcase my hubby had previously started which left open a real good sized hole going to our garage.  I've had a blanket covering it for weeks now and my self-confidence can't take it anymore.  Plus I don't like heating the garage.  So yes, 4 days before Christmas I am trying to knock this little but significant project out.  Back to the nails -my husband came home last night and saw me cursing at nails that were crooked half way in and half way out where the only thing to do is beak them off.  The more I tried the more irritable I got and at some point he had the nerve to ask me if I wanted him to do it.

Oh, you don't see the problem with that?  We probably haven't met.

If I'm struggling with something, ESPECIALLY something "manly" the last thing I want to hear is, "Do you want me to do that for you?"  Um no, thank you very much, I'm good.  It's under control.  (It's not my fault, independence runs in my family.)

I was too upset and the project needed me to stop so I just went to bed.  That a lie.  I wasted spent time on the computer until it was past bed time and then went to bed.

Today I visited my grandpa.  I told him I suck at nailing and he told me that he drills a hole first when using 3.5" nails especially in old wood.  I kinda love my Papa.

When I returned home from visiting my grandpa today my hubby had nailed a few boards of the framing together.  I think our marriage will survive this.  I kinda like my man.  I will have my reckoning with the nails.


Hello garage down below!  



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