Friday, June 3, 2011

Other Work

I've been a pretty productive writer over the last few days, finishing one revision and then even tweaking a short play.

But now I have to get to work. And it's not writing. I have a father-in-law coming in a week, and the kitchen backsplash needs doing. Now. Right now. No more delaying.

I'll be back in a few days, I hope, once the tiling is done.

4 comments:

  1. Should have let me know Shakes. I have a son who does marble and granite everything for the cost of a plane ticket and materials I am sure he would have come and got it done in a day or so and you would have gotten a discount on materials. Oh well grout to it and see you in a few.

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  2. Isn't it funny how we can ignore the backsplash for ages and then someone is coming to visit who won't even notice the backsplash and yet we must furiously clean it?

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  3. Good luck... and I love your piece (so far) that you've sent me. I hope to have it back to you soon, like a week or so.

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  4. Walking Man, I wish I'd known. Then again, I could have just hired someone here... but I'm too stingy. If I can do it myself--and the jury is still out on that one--I might as well do it myself. I finished the bottom third yesterday, but the hardest part is yet to come, and it involves a lot of tile cutting.

    Unfortunately, Enchanted Oak, I chucked the existing 80s tile, so merely cleaning the backsplash isn't an option. I have considered just leaving most of it painted, and tiling only the bottom, but that would mean a bunch of other work--smoothing, etc. I think I'm just going to grit my teeth and finish it properly.

    Thanks for the luck, Jeff. Hopefully by the time you finish with that, I'll be finished with this.

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