Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Look at the Grout! Look at the Grout!

If you can read that title and hear Curly of the Three Stooges in your head, you get a glimpse of how my brain works. I couldn’t get around uttering this phrase when the mother and I went to check out grout today.

Who knew there were this many to choose from? Holy sh*t, Batman!

The one color we know it won’t be (at least not in the kitchen): white. In the bathroom, we can’t decide between white, black or something in between.

Today was kind of a wasted day where DIY was concerned. I spent the first two hours of the morning messing with my work computer in an ill-fated attempt to solve its woes remotely. Tomorrow should be a lot of fun. (Removing tongue from cheek.)

The mother couldn’t paint again today (periodic downpours; it’s getting ridiculous) so no progress on the kitchen. And, the rain meant I couldn’t set up my miter saw to cut the new trim for the bathroom. It needs to be painted, too, but that could be done down in the laundry room. I just need to cut it because whatever is left of it is going over the backsplash in the kitchen.

In between downpours, I took the mother back to the doctor. She’d received an ominous call on Friday morning that had set me on edge. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be serious, at least not now. Whew! Dodging these bullets is emotionally draining.

Here’s hoping that the rain stops soon so the Michelangelo Project can go full steam ahead!


Why S? said...

This is the fun part. Once it's done, if the grout lines are small, it'll seem like your choice hardly makes a difference. But I'm sure it really does affect the overall appearance, even if you can barely see the color.

Jayne said...

That reminds me...I need to get some beige-y grout for the kitchen....Thanks!

Karen Anne said...
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Karen Anne said...

Glad to hear the news is good about your Mom.

MonkeyGirl said...

When ID10T Sales Guy #1 was over, he had an entire box of grout samples to choose from. He was looking at me in amazement as I proclaimed "too much red undertone" or "this is kind of right but just a shade off". It was kind of fun to play with all the little pieces!

Vicki said...

Glad to hear nonominous news about the mother. I hate choices right now so I hope you're not looking for help deciding ;)

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