Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mostly Wordless Wednesday... reaching for the jumbo-sized ibuprofen bottle

The object: to master our newly attained wallpaper steamer to strip this -

(Isn't it hideous?!?  It was the pattern on the living room, foyer, stairway and hallway walls!)

The implements of destruction tools culprits who conspired to take me down -

(Actually, not the palm leaf.  It was merely a witness to the atrocity.  I just couldn't be bothered to move it out of the shot.)
The height from which I fell, while holding the scraper thingy in my right hand and the steamer thingy (the white, rectangular bit attached to the hose) in my left -

The result -

(Also banged up: my left wrist, elbow and hip and my lower back which had already been sore from yard work done earlier in the week.  Sadly, I don't have that many ice packs with cool, hands-free wraps.)

Ow.  Hubby has now promised me he'll bring the stepladder inside for me when I try to tackle the wallpaper stripping in the living room again tomorrow.

Yes, I am the Queen of grace and dexterity.  How could you tell?


Debbie said...

So sorry you have gotten so banged up! But, wallpaper must come down! You will be so happy now:)

Pearl said...

Owie owie owie! Have taken down enough wallpaper myself to agree with Debbie -- you'll be so happy it's come down! (But what a price, huh?!)


Givinya De Elba said...

OH NO! Hope all that gets better soon. Sorry I can't give you a picture of how my little girl did my hair - I didn't take any! It was just all-out, nothing special. And a little bit "brushed". Really, there was nothing to see :)

Creative Junkie said...

OUCH, Heather! Damn stupid wallpaper - it kills more than just the eyes, apparently. Hope you feel better soon!

Can't do lunch tomorrow, but definitely after spring break! Whoo hooo!

feefifoto said...

What a valiant gentleman your husband is, offering to take over the wallpaper stripping tomorrow so you can rest.

Oh - wait...

Super Single Mom said...

I know I am a crazy girl.. but I love the wallpaper!! LOL