Sunday, October 12, 2008

Let There Be Light, And Sheet Rock

Mom said let there be light, and there was light!

After mom spent twenty minutes with Home Depot's Master Electrician Al, yesterday morning. Mom brought her switch problem to him, complete with diagram of the wiring. Al patiently, and kindly, explained what the matter was and drew his own diagram of what the wiring should be. And viola!

Light! Mom was so psyched. Then Mr. Karate came over and they put the last two sheets of sheet rock up. Here is Mr. Karate posing with the machine.

He had been teaching Karate since 10:30 in the morning, and it was now 3:00.

An hour and a half later (and one sandwich and huge glass of milk on Mr. Karate's part) and the sheet rock was done. Mom even mud and taped it. Then, sore and tired, mom took a bath, but that's a story for another day.

Just in case you forgot what I looked like. And, oh yeah, go check out Memere's blog. She is painting on silk and is part of a show with a portion of the sales going to the SPCA.


CoCo said...

Boy oh boy, sheetrock and lighting!!! My Mama is not as talented to be able to DIY on stuff like that. She would probably burn the house down in the process. Your Mom sure did do a great job...with Mr. Karate's help, of course!

You are beautiful!


Gemini and Ichiro said...

That is looking so good. We are so impressed with your person.

Karen Jo said...

Wow! Your Mom and Mr. Karate did a great job with the lighting and sheet rock. You look so sad and lonely, Roxy. I hope that now the big job is done that your Mom has more time for you.

Puglette said...

Hi Roxy,
Mom's room is really moving along. It will be so nice! That blue is a great color. Make sure mom gets some snuggle time with you puggies!

The WriggleButts said...

Roxy, there's no way I forget how cute you are - but I appreciate the pic!


seriously amused said...

Hi Roxy,

Thanks for dropping by. I'm starting to feel a bit better, but still have a ways to go.

Please tell your Mom her room looks wonderful. She has a real eye for colour.

Every woman should have a room of her own -- a safe place where she can regenerate, exhale and be creative.

Archie and Melissa said...

hi roxy!
oh we are so excited! your mom's room looks great! yay! light! i love the blue paint. i know i have said that before, but i had to say it again. :)
m & e

Daisy said...

Wow, it's looking great! I never knew they had special machines for putting sheetrock on the ceiling.


Woof Roxy

Woo-woo!! Your Mom's room is looking good. We can't wait to see the finished product. Then when your Mom finishes with her room, she can start on yours.

Desert Pups

Eduardo said...

I could never forget what you look like! Congrats to your Mommy for getting the sheetrock up! My Mommy said she could never be mad at you especially since she made some extra broccoli just for you!:)
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Unknown said...

How exciting to see your space coming together! Your lighting is wonderful. How cool to be so handy and do those things yourself... I would probably be putting up sheetrock with Elmer's Glue I'm so clueless about construction...

Anonymous said...

Yep, DKM is pretty sure she is flying you and Mr. Katate out for some 'honey-do's'

Mickey's Musings said...

Gee Roxy,your Mom is pawsome :) She is more of a handy person than Mom is!!!!!
That room is looking great!!!!!!
Lights too!!
Now she can spend some time with you ;)
Purrs Mickey

Brutus and Miley said...

That room looks amazing so far, and love the lights! Roxy you look so tired from helping mom!

Mr. Karate said...

don't forget to mention than I got up early to get to cello at 9am, then took my own karate class at 9:45, -then- taught until 2pm. then sheet-rock, then I drove to boston. it was a big day =P