Wednesday, August 31, 2011

He Da Man...He My Man

The last time we saw My Man and this box was Father's Day...
My sweet date of the last forty plus years has been putting his Father's Day gift to good use! We are remodeling our master bedroom and bath. I say we but it is more he. I am the designer...the paint swatch chooser...the woman with the prerogative to decide the paint color on the entire wall is just not what I thought it was going to look like...! 'He' is the man of action...the talented carpenter, the wielder of sheet rock finishing mud and mutterer of a thousand words under his breath. He 'Da Man'! He My man! And this is what 'Da Man' has been doing in our emptied out master bedroom...
According to 'Da Man', this saw cuts like butter and is a real jewel. Wood trim is putty in his hands...now that's a mixed metaphor if ever I wrote one.
When walls aren't plumb as they used to be...some things still have to be 'coped'.
If only the knees were as young as his heart...
It would make getting out of the corner so much easier...
'Da Man' went from using his saw for cutting new base boards to using it for cutting  crown molding...
Now back to my duties...my obligation. Never one to shirk a challenge, I will be out and about seeking those finishing touches that don't require putty knives and trowels. See y'all there?

22 comments:

Shelly said...

He sounds like a keeper! That looks like a great project- I hope you post pics when it is all done- I love redecorating!

Thisisme. said...

It's wonderful to have a hubby that can be so handy around the house. I've got one like that as well. He can do anything and I think we are very lucky my friend!! You're in charge of the important things, so that's good. I'm sure it will all look lovely when it's finished, and of course we demand photos please!

Shady Del Knight said...

Being the chief, supervising the work, and changing your mind over and over again is a tough job but somebody's gotta do it, Sush! You're lucky you don't have to depend on a guy like me to do that project because I'm still learning how to tie my shoelaces. I once tried to make ice cubes... and burned them! Let's see those pictures when you've moved back into your master wing.

Munir said...

So brave ! I mean the both of you. I have not given up on redecorating but at sixty I think I can limit my work skills to handing the bricks to the brcik layers. I am planning on working with the Habitat for humanity once it laucnes in orange county NY again. They had the whole crew from Total makeover home edition for a family who has a kid with dwarfism. I could not do much except scream in the pep rally. Ah Old age!

lyndylou said...

He de man for sure! Can't wait to see the finished product :)

jabblog said...

You've got it the right way round;-)
Hang onto that man, wonky knees and all, just as I do mine:-)

Sarah Pearson said...

Yeah, I reckon you should keep him :-)

Claudia Moser said...

If you need help just ask! And wow he is good :)

Sush said...

>Shelly...yes, he is a keeper. And his favorite color is NOT blue.

>Thisisme...Diane, it is delightful to have a handyman as a husband! I'm not sure how 'in charge' I am but I'll keep forging ahead!

>Tom...you and Shelly have my sides aching today...and I am very sure you tie your shoelaces with a great deal of finesse!

>Munir...cheerleaders are very important in Total makeover Home Edition...so happy you were there!

>Lynne...oh my he is DA MAN, but I think pictures will be a long time coming...

>jabblog...oh I do love his wonky knees...sort of chicken legs.

>Sarah...he's got me for the rest of my life that's for sure!

Sush said...

>Claudia...Well come on over and let's go shopping!

Belle said...

The crown molding looks lovely and I love the pale yellow!

Ellie said...

Ah, your having work done on your house as well. Will you be glad when he has finished. It's great to have men who are willing to give it a shot!!

Desiree said...

How exciting to be getting a new bedroom and bathroom! Your hubby is certainly quite the man about the house with all those tools! I can't wait to see the AFTER! And, yes, you were spot on with your observation on my blog post, please proceed directly to the top of the class!

Donna said...

I wanted to tell you about my coyote...we do see them pretty often, I live at the base of the mountains, and they come here often, mostly to eat neighbors cats and chickens, which they find most delicious..
Love your blog, love you!!

Christine said...

I wish my man could do things like that. Must be nice.

orchid said...

Oh, Dear Sush!!!
How proud you must be to have such a helpful husband. Oh, he is doing a BIG WORK!!!
My husband got SO excited to your post today this morning, I showed him because I knew he would. (Haha, just a picture, cannot read) He has a smaller saw in the picture but not the big one he got as a present. He said it is a gorgeous expensive gift. He just cannot DO such a big work because of his handicap, however he really loves to work with woods as well.
He got attracted the way he uses it on the third picture and said your husband is a professional being able to use it☆☆☆
Admire your wonderful husband.

Love and Hugs xoxo, Orchid.

Crystal Pistol said...

What a wonderful man! I'm always so impressed when I see men renovate their homes and make things that were once ordinary or sub par quite beautiful.

I love that yellow. I'm looking for a soft yellow for my own kitchen. I would be happy if it were this shade.

Sweet Tea said...

WOW! What a BIG redecorating project you have going on. Can't wait to see it. Looks like you're getting pretty close to having the major things done. Right?

karen said...

Love the color you picked out! And your man - I love me a man who is handy 'round the house. My husband completely remodeled our hall bathroom. It almost killed him - his hands are still sore from all the tiling - but it is one showstopper of a bathroom. I wouldn't mind living in there...

Sush said...

>Belle...thank you, he did do a great job on the crown molding and I had about twenty shades of yellow on the wall. Picked one, painted one wall and it was wrong. Back to the drawing board with the final result..whew!

>Ellie..I wonder will our renos be done around the same time? Good luck!

>Desiree...oh between my husband and my sons they must have almost every toy er tool known to man. Yay not often I'm at the head of the class!

>Donna...left you a love note back on your blog...hugs~

>Orchid, how lovely you and your husband were to say such nice things about my husbands efforts. He has been in the construction industry all his life. He works in commercial construction as an engineer but put himself through college with his summer jobs as a laborer. Learned valuable things...Hugs~

>Crystal, I've mentioned before it was lots of splashes on the wall and many samples pots of paint. Even one entire wall went up and I decided it was not quite right. This shade is a Benjaman Moore Paint and the shade is Penrod. Good luck!

>Sweet Tea..oh how I wish! We have to install the new closet guts...what are those called? LOL! And then move on to demo and reno the tile shower. The avocado green is just not doing it! Then new counter tops, and all the window dressings. As it was the master and we had five children to raise we left it for last.

>Karen..I'd love to see pictures of your bathroom! Installing tile is a grueling job...and as Janice said wonky knees get very tired. I'm hoping he can convince our son that is almost as good as his Dad in this area to come visit us to lend a hand. Part of why we are taking so long is our kids love to have their Dad's skills while they are renovating their houses. We love to help but it puts us back a bit...lol!

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Sush said...

Oh and new carpeting for the bedroom and vanity area, lol yet to be installed. For that we will call in the specialists!

Pat MacKenzie said...

We've been renovating the house we bought to retire to but my husband is better at paying his nephew to do the skilled work and he ends up doing the 'handing bricks to the bricklayer' work. It takes all kinds!