April 28th-May 4th
DIY Home Improvement-Redneck Style
Day 1 ADHD had no idea a surprise was coming.
It began without any prior warning…and right after I had said…
“Hey, let’s all relax the rest of the day-sound good?”
Famous last words. I should’ve known to beware of Rednecks with a gleam in their eye. When they do something, they do it big.
Day 2 ADHD grins at Home Improvement and DIY Redneck Style
“DON’T KNOW what those lines are for?
Then ya best not saw thru ’em. hahahaha”
Happiness: The Redneck not getting anything worse than a case of the twitches after cutting through the house electrical lines-is a win. In his defense, the lines weren’t where lines should’ve been-ever.
Day 3 ADHD snips at Home Improvement and DIY Redneck Style
“Forget this. Let’s rent a flamethrower.”
Happiness: Not having insulation mixed in with my morning coffee is a nice plus during our self induced home improvement week of hell.
Day 4 ADHD=bored with Home Improvement DIY Redneck Style
How to tick off a Redneck…
“You don’t think maybe we should keep that wall?”
Happiness: I’m really glad The Redneck is so dedicated to making our home better in spite of all my snarking.
Day 5 ADHD and DIY Home Improvement Redneck Style don’t mix
“Can I have a bay window since our main breaker went bad? We’re going to need a lot more light in here now.”
Happiness: I’m able to imagine what this will look like when the hell/home improvement chaos is over. Especially since we have a new main breaker box.
Day 6 ADHD snarls at DIY Home Improvement Redneck Style…
“Shanty livin’ in the boonies SUCKS.
Crap! I’ve got spiders in my hair!
Get it out, get it out, get it out! Quit laughing!”
Happiness: The sun is shining & the power is on and no longer surging or killing innocent electronics. The mystery of the high mortality rate of our electronics has been solved. A main breaker arcing on itself-tends to be bad news all the way around. The electrician told us we were lucky we didn’t have a house fire.
Day 7 ADHD actively hates DIY Home Improvement Redneck Style
“If I trip over 1 more sawsall-I’m gonna set it on fire.
Stop laughing at me, it’s still not funny!”
Happiness: Spotlighting other blogs doing the #100daysofhappiness challenge. My thanks go to Ms Solo Dolo. She helped to keep me focused on other matters, instead of lighting matches and cackling maniacally.
Day 8 ADHD grudgingly concedes victory to DIY Home Improvement Redneck Style.
And requests that the smirking victor grant a 1 day ceasefire on the chaos.
Where there had been 2 rooms and 2 walls, there is now only 1 freakishly long room and no walls. I can really see the potential now, without having to tilt my head to the side and close 1 eye.
It will be great, when it’s done.
Our ceiling is the roof, and so much is left to do.
But not today.
This is what I see when I walk out of our bedroom and look up. I prefer to think of it as ‘raw potential’ rather than the giant mess that it is. And it will be, sooner than later. Rednecks on a roll get ‘er done.
Happiness: No DIY work will be done today. The Redneck promised pretty quickly and with a smirk, there must be a NasCar race today. But as long as I can sit in my house minus a few walls and a ceiling and relax, I’m okay with that. Preferably without angry spider paratroopers attacking from above.
What things made you happy this week?