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?

6 comments:

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?!)

Pearl

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