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Monday, June 27, 2011

Why didn't I think of that?

Remember my post about our baseboards in the living room?

Not into lifting weights...

 I was pretty proud of my white-trash idea of the weights holding up the boards. I just didn't expect them to still be there, half a year later.  People who visit get to think to themselves, "Wow. These people know how to decorate. And look! They must be too busy to go to the gym. They probably work out right here, on the wood perimeter of the living room floor. Poor souls. Maybe there, in the 1 square foot of extra space between the sofa and the wall. Shellybean must work out over there, under the window. Her husband more-than-likely lifts his weights way over there, on the other side of the room, right next to that lamp. Aw, aren't they dedicated? I wonder why they don't look like they're in shape, though..."

I'm sure if you're reading this post you're asking yourself why in the world we still haven't nailed those boards in? How long could it take? Actually, if you've been following the blog you're not in the least bit surprised. Thank you for understanding that there is no reason good enough. They just haven't fallen over yet.

It is to you, dear regular readers, that I must ask,  Is there anyone else in this world who would be too lazy to use a little Gorilla Glue and at least pretend that the base boards were nailed in? Could there be anything more classless than 5 pound weights holding up loose boards?

Well yes, folks. There is. And iphone as my witness, there is a trashier way! The man and I were picking up a few things at Wallyworld (aka Walmart) yesterday and this is what we saw....

Absolute genius.

I don't know. Something about this screams "Man-in-Charge" to me. I'm not saying this just because it's all over the news lately that women are not being promoted to this level of decision making at Walmart. (If indeed that is true, Walmart should be ashamed of themselves).

I say this because my man looked at the base board under those water fountains with astonishment and then slowly smiled back at me as if to say, "Perhaps we should go back for some duct tape...."

This is why I usually shop alone.

At Target.

Happy Monday, friends :)


  1. thanks for the laugh! Hey I'm finding we are all more alike than different in this world. In our living room we have replaced the baseboards...we've actually nailed them in. They are primed(bought them that way)and they are ready to be painted...they've been waiting for 5 much longer will they wait?? I don't think we are doing much better than you! Thanks for making me feel not so alone and not so pathetic!

  2. hahahahahahaaaaa! Too funny! We remodeled our bathroom over a year ago, do you think I have painted yet? Nope! Do you think I say to myself EVERY TIME I go in there it needs to be done, sooooon??? Yep! This fall, I say. We'll see.... :)

    Your (procrastinating) FF <3

  3. This has to be one of my favorite posts. So darn funny. I can picture it all, rigt down to Mark's expression. When you do remove the weights from the base-board, I would love to see the final result.
    It might make you feel good to know that I have a huge grape juice stain on my living-room carpet. And yes, it has been there for 2 years. Every time I see it, I think, "I really should get the carpet clearner out!". Needless to say, there is now a large couch in place to cover it up. :)

  4. Thank goodness for procrastinating family and friends. I appreciate you taking the time to comment; you made me feel SOOO much better. Not good enough to actually nail in the baseboards, but good none-the-less.


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