Saturday, May 20, 2006

What puts a twinkle in my eye?


Some women like jewelry, for some people it's food or a car, maybe even spending time with that someone special. Honestly, I like those things too. But putting that last coat of varnish on the shoe moulding for the kitchen, that made me smile...

This was me last night. After having a splitting headache at work all day, I decided to finish the shoe moulding so we could install it today. Instant headache cure.

At left, Steve using our new hand operated Jorgenson compound miter saw. He is now quite skilled at coping as well.


Here's a shot of some of the finished work. We have a few more boards to install as I kicked the drill and broke the last drill bit while I was passing through the kitchen.

Next up- finishing the shoe moulding in the entry and cleaning the entry floor.

Working on the house really does fullfill me. It actually makes me better able to deal with my annoying day job because I feel I'm accomplishing something for myself. I am an Administrative Manager and sometimes I feel like I have 10+ kids at work. All day it's people whining at me, "Jocelyn, Jocelyn, Jocelyn, I need you..." I rarely get a moments peace. "House"-work is quiet and peaceful and I get to work alone or with Steve, whom I like. It's good to be back!

6 comments:

Gary said...

I feel like I have 10+ kids at work. All day it's people whining at me, "Jocelyn, Jocelyn, Jocelyn, I need you..." I rarely get a moments peace.

I'll lend you my 3 year old for a day! She will make you glad of the people you work with! She won't give you a moments peace, wants all your attention and repeats everything at least five times. We just had a 1 hour crying bout with her because she wanted to play with the 15+ stuffed horses at Borders Books and would only let her play with 4 of them. You won't get that at work!

Greg Emel said...

Wow, that is some very nice looking woodwork. Love the beadboards. :-)

StuccoHouse said...

Looks very nice!

I can relate to the house restoration as an outlet. I'm a very right brained person with a left brained career. My house keeps me sane.

Jocelyn said...

Gary- maybe you are right but then you haven't met my co-workers! I am certain raising a child is hard work. I guess they are more reasonable than a 3-year old though! :)

Emerld said...

There's no way could do your job then come home to my 2 kids. LOL. I look forward to when this new hire program is over so I can have my life back.

Patricia W said...

Jocelyn,

The woodwork is gorgeous!!!!