Wednesday, October 12, 2011

31 Days: Home Improvement


You thought this was going to be a post about improving the home?  Puh-leaze.  I'm talking about the 1991-1999 hit starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas (although since he left the show in 1998, it may as well have ended there).  Oh, and you thought that Tim Allen was the star of that show?  Again, child, PUH-LEAZE.  Also, for you ZTB fans out there, he was just part of the support cast.  Little TNS didn't even make the radar.

JTT was the closest I ever came to having a "celebrity crush".  I mean, yes, I thought he was dreamy, but even when I was young, I saw right through Hollywood's smoke & mirrors and wondered, "But what if he's not a nice person?  What would we even talk about?"  Clearly, I was not made for the movie star life, which is just as well.

In other news, I just googled Wilson's face, which was never shown in the actual sitcom.  There was a reason for that; it's not pretty (sorry Wilson!).  

In other other news, our place is finally starting to feel like home.  I've built some shelves and Handsome has been working on things nearly every day he isn't on shift.  You can tell that we've got home improvement on the brain, as it's creeping into our every day language.  For example, last night:

M: So maybe they can come down in October to help us.
H: That'd be great.  It's always better to have other people around for projects, because otherwise, things start to get off-center and nothing is square and then I want to take a screwgun to the eyeball...

You know, because that's a normal way to put it...  

Next on our list is to finish up the cleaning up of the old apartment, so we can officially close that door.  I mean, the doors close fine, I was going sort of metaphorical with that.  The door to our master bath, well, that one literally doesn't close well; it's on the list.  But I foresee the metaphorical door to our previous dwelling swinging shut quite nicely.  

Boxes are nearly all unpacked, and I'd show you pictures of how nice it looks and everything, except that I have apparently not unpacked the box with the camera/computer cord.  Still making progress, though.  The goals for our abode are 
  1. Get unpacked
  2. Get everything functioning properly
  3. Clear a spot for a storage shed
  4. Build a storage shed for outdoor things
  5. Get the outdoor things out of the living room & into the storage shed
  6. Personalize, improve, and decorate
It may seem like 6th on the list is not too far down, but really, I have no idea when we are going to get there.  I'm hoping that I don't have to hang Christmas decorations on the hydraulic jack because it's still sitting in the living room, but I'll do what I have to.  These projects, this state of always-having-something-that-needs-to-be-done, is both stressful and exciting to me.  I'm pretty sure I like it, which is good, since we're kind of locked into this thing.

People tell me that it never ends; you never get to a point where nothing needs to be done around the house.  Is that true for you?  Do you have just one thing that, if you got it accomplished, you think you'd be able to let the other stuff go?  
Dreaming of empty boxes and level shelves,

p.s.- for other "home" posts, check it out here


  1. You found the picture of my celebrity look alike!

  2. 1. My room was PLASTERED in pin ups of JTT when I was a kid. He was also my first real celebrity crush (unless you count Atreyu from Neverending Story, which I don't because I was in love with Atreyu himself, and it never occurred to me that he was just an actor playing a role. In this instance, though, I liked the actor, not Randy Taylor).

    2. Zachary Ty Bryan grew up and got fat. Have you seen the Entertainment Weekly cast reunion photos from a few weeks ago? He's got beer-body, and Noah what's-his-face married a cougar, divorced her, and now looks like an alternate universe homeless version of Screech from Saved by the Bell.

    3. When you read things like that, aren't you so glad you're friends with me? I say so many sentences that have never been said before (usually for good reason).

    4. Nothing says Christmas like a stocking hung from a hydraulic jack with care.


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