- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
Oh my goodness The men “in charge” of blue jobs are driving me bonkers up the wall!
Back story: we moved into my boyfriend’s parents basement suite with the intent of helping pay the mortgage and saving up to purchase the home in 2-3 years. We’ve been living here going on 8 months now and things are WAY better than where we used to be. His parents treat us like its our home too (because its going to be) and they’re totally game to listen to our ideas and put them into action with theirs. I love living here, I feel like I have a “space” that is actually mine! (A privelege not really owed to renters)
The house is my boyfriend’s grandparents old house so its not new and there is a lot of working being done/to be done on it. I get that, and I got it when we moved in and I understand, I really do.
However, I am frustrated right now!! Our entry way in the basement is half ugly yellow and half mud. I was under the impression that it was finished mud that needed to just be painted over so we bought enough paint to finish it so it could finally look finished (its the last touch we needed to finally feel like we live in at last a finished basement!) and got ready to pint today and then his Dad informs us that the mudding needs to be finished and we can’t paint over it until he’s finished the mudding.
Ugh!!! He is outside building a gazebo right now!! Not that I mind that either, cool long term project but our interior walls are not even finished!!
I wish they would just let me do it myself. I am woman but give me a chance, you will hear me roar!! I’m ready to go to the hardware store and buy some mud and just DO IT. I grew up with 2 dad’s since I was 10, I am perfectcapable of doing things and I am just so frustrated wth being told I can’t do things until the “boys” do things that never get done!!
I wasn’t even that excited about a new colour, I just wanted it to be finished and now, here we go again, yet another half done project to be completed “some day”
No matter how much I say “let’s go buy mud. mud it and then just paint once” they don’t listen. I am just a girl after all, what could I possibly know about home renos?
Just a vent mostly, good men and I don’t fault them for trying (they do try I swear!) I just get frustrated with the lack of project completion all the time. I am a start to finish kind of girl and I can’t lie, this is starting to drive me a little bonkers!