Wednesday, May 7, 2008

WWW: Bric(k)-a-brac(k)ing



For this week's Weekend Warrior Wednesday feature, I think I've created a new word: brick-a-bracking. It's a verb that means brick-hoarding. Came home from The Home Depot with every Holland paver they had (71) in the trunk of the 'Bird.

I'm starting to prepare for the long dreaded and long postponed porch and walkway project. And since the Home Depot's version is nine cents per brick cheaper than their competitor, I figured I'd save a few bucks. Lowe's, however, will likely get the lion's share as I have two dollar-off cards (one for $10, the other for $25) that expire Sunday. I hope they will have enough supply that I can use them both.

I'm starting to hoard because even though I already had about 100 bricks before the latest trunkload, Memorial Day weekend is not that far off. I'll get off early on Friday, have the holiday weekend through Monday, and then tack on two days of vacation. So, I'll have plenty of work to do and a little extra time to do it in.

Mind you, we still haven't started Carole's bedroom yet. And, except for wallpaper paste, I already have all the materials for that. In fact, the basement family room more closely resembles a warehouse than a family room right now. I also have to disassemble the existing daybed and assemble the new one. And that's while trying to keep up with yard work, the one major downside to warmer weather.

I'm exhausted just thinking about it all. But it will all look good when I get done, right? Stay tuned ...

4 comments:

CD said...

NKV - Happy to help you with hauling those pavers in my SUV which may hold just a few more than the bird. Have some free time on my hands if you need me.

NV said...

Well aren't you too sweet?
I may have to take you up on that. We may have to have a cocktail on the way back. :-)

MonkeyGirl said...

Hey, if there are cocktails involved, you know I have more room than I used to and would be willing to help as well! Plus, we could sweet talk the hubby into using the truck and we could pave the entire street!

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