Monday, January 12, 2009

A serious case of the reds

Once in a while, a friend and I get together and drink a bottle of vodka. We catch up, laugh, dance and get silly. The last time we did this was the beginning of November (November 1 actually). My friend was showing me some dance moves that were ridiculous and the alcohol pumping through his veins threw his balance off. Somehow his bean pole frame managed to go through my living room wall. Knowing there wasn’t much I could do about the situation right then in the state we were in, I laughed it off and told him we would worry about it later.
Saturday, I finally finished the job and it cost me $30. My dad had drywall and the mud stuff and all of the other supplies needed and patched the hole. I had to get paint that matched because it had to be my red wall that my friend went through. Not the neutral one that I already have a can of paint for in the closet. The paint is what cost me. BUT the end result is beautiful and you can’t even tell that a body went through my wall once. And if I had left it, who knows how much my landlord would have dinged off of the damage deposit in the end. And honestly, I think we did a better job painting that wall then whoever previously did it as there are no streaks this time.
And the other bonus of this is I had to move my bookcase in order to paint the wall. In order to move the bookcase I had to empty it. I have been meaning to organize my books and possibly sell some and now have a perfect opportunity. No point putting books back on the shelf that I plan on getting rid of.
This week is my first full cheque with my raise on it. I am excited to see how much more my pay cheques will be and hope that it is significant enough to put more towards my goals.


Canadian Saver said...

Ouch! It must have hurt when he went through the wall!!

Sounds like fun though, drinking a bottle of vodka and dancing the night away :-)

Arual said...

I don't think it hurt at all.I think it was one of those freak things where he managed to hit it right between the two studs and the drywall was thin. We were both shocked when we saw what he did because we didn't think the impact was that great. At least its a fun story about a hole in the wall as opposed to angry fist holes....

Dolly Iris said...

Wow! You guys really know how to party! I'm glad you were able to laugh over it and that it was a cheap fix.
Also, congrats on the raise!!!