Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Weekly Homework Assignment

Mama’s losing it has given us a few interesting “topics” to write about – I decided to choose the "day off" topic, because ... well ... I really love days off!

If I could take tomorrow off work I'd ... probably begin moving stuff out of my basement and into the attic … You see, after years of nagging, my wife has finally convinced me that (a) the basement looks too much like a college dorm, and (b) we should tear down the paneling, and put up some dry wall.

When we moved in, the basement was pretty much half-finished. It had the wood paneling up, but the tiled ceiling was falling down (and had all kinds of weird “treasures,” none of which included money), and the floor was old and unkempt. We decided to partially redo the basement – keeping up the paneling, but putting up some sort wallpaper that almost makes it look like drywall (not really, though), and getting rid of the tiled floor and putting down carpeting.

The place looks good now, but not good enough. We even put a bar down there, and we end up spending most of our free time downstairs. One of the incentives for actually going through with this project is that my wife has agreed to let me buy an LCD TV for the basement! Of course, this has helped to motivate me.

I also have a friend who runs a very successful graphic design business … he has agreed to help with the basement project. This guy is truly amazing – not only is he a great graphic designer (check out his site), but he’s a fantastic interior decorator – seriously, you should see what he did to his basement – you’d never want to leave.

So, to make a long story short, I would begin the process of making my basement more "professional-looking," by moving a bunch of stuff out of said basement. I'll take some before and after pictures for a future post (by the way, if anybody has any suggestions for an LCD TV, pass them along!).

19 comments:

Jeff said...

Finally! A topic free of obvious Michael Jackson jokes.

TVs: many recent high-discount sales on Amazon, with free shipping and no taxes.

Basement: who in PHL doesn't have ugly paneling? We may paint instead of drywall to avoid replacing the drop ceiling + framework.

schue said...

nagging? eh hem. It's gonna look nice darn it. There's a little show called Lost that's gonna look prettty nice on a fancy new tv.

Big Daddy said...

Yo Los....

Give me a howler when u start the remodeling.


schue..... porns gonna look great on it too hehehehe

Weeksie50 said...

I don't know about the cleaning part.. eeww. lol..

But having your very own man room lol..sounds fun...

Tabi said...

Doesn't sound like much fun for a day off from work but the end results definatley sound great!!

Sandi said...

I had a day off yesterday and spent it getting an MRI in New York.

If I had a real day off I would go to a spa and get a massage, facial, Manicure, Pedicure, the whole works.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

good luck with that - when are you starting??

Ink and Stone said...

You go, Los and Schue!
Don't forget, besides Lost there is also Heroes and Fringe to watch on the nice new LCD TV!

Solei said...

You'd get a day off and you choose to work?!?!?!?!
I guess you're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, or the TV in your case, lol
=0D

Gotta love the wife, though. Day off and gotta tend to the honey-do list! I like her!

Jennifer P. said...

Suggestions for the LCD TV---send it to me ;)!

I do loves me a good basement remodeling. And now I MUST go check out your friend. Men who have a designers eye are sooooo cool!

Hope you get a day off soon!

Jennifer P. said...

Your friends design site made me feel all excited (in a non-sexual way). I think it was the soft techno music going. I wish I had something for him to re-design. And now I'll never be able to look at a box of Fat Boys without going--hey a friend of a friend of a friend designed that look!

Jori-O said...

First off, I am jealous of your basement. They are rare in my town. Second, we just got a new plasma and after much comparison shopping, found the best deal at Costco. Just FYI. =)

Emily said...

Wow- good luck with that. Majorly commendable to do it on your day off. (hypothetically)

Heff said...

My bar is upstairs, but I did turn the half finished portion of my basement into a bitchin' game room with big screen, arcade machines, pinball, and billiards. GO NUTS WITH IT DUDE !

Mama's Losin' It said...

If I had the day off I would come over and give you a hand...but shucks, darn...it's lookin' like I have to work. Rats.

Superstar said...

~rolls eyes~
You would do the "honey do" list???

*coughs*

OH
MY
GOD!!!!

LOL You really do love your wife!!!

Lisa said...

i can't wait for the big reveal! will have to have an official christening. ... babs

Tabi said...

Omg...your comment had me cracking up! Your need for the black reebok shoes might be met soon! I saw some in the store not too long ago! You should run out and relive your high school days!

-B- said...

Sounds like a great plan, and way to go Shue - we love you even more!!
When you are ready to build that arcade machine let me know Los!