Random Realizations: Spring Break Edition

posted by Momo Fali on April 29, 2011

1.  If your house has been neglected for five months because of your work schedule, spring break will be a great chance to catch up on everything from home repair to laundry.

2.  Your 12 year old daughter won’t see it that way.

3.  Though, she might surprise you halfway through break and suggest that you tear out some carpeting.

4.  Which will lead to new surprises.

5.  When you tell the cashier at the home improvement store that you don’t need help loading your car with your newly purchased sheet of plywood, be sure to take into account how windy it is.

6.  Because when the winds are 30 mph, a sheet of plywood acts like a kite and will suddenly fly you across the parking lot all while you’re trying to hold on to said enormous sheet of plywood.

7.  And you might look like a fool.

8.  But, not as much as when you drive home barely able to see above the dashboard because there is a piece of plywood directly above your head.

9.  Yet all of the carpet-cutting, hauling, loading, sawing, reinforcing and sore muscles will be totally worth it.

10.  Because your kids will see that mommies can be strong too.


  • Cheryl Harrison

    Cute. 🙂

  • Tara R.

    The plywood kite would have made a great video. Congrats on your Spring Break DIY project.

  • Heather

    You are precious! You should show off your new floors! 🙂

  • anymommy

    I am so spoiled by my handy man husband, I’m not sure that my kids will ever see my complete this kind of project. But, I admire your determination. I might have quit at the plywood kite.

  • Ang

    Aaaahhh kids and projects…gotta love ’em both!! LOL Glad you made it home with the plywood!

    I’m also very spoiled by my soon to be ex- handyman fix-it guy. I can do a bunch of that stuff…I just don’t LIKE to, lol, such as filling the acid part of the new battery for the motorcycle and charging it- all by myself!! Go me! But I am calling the neighbor over to put the battery in the bike. Not quite that brave, my luck I’d fry the whole electrical system of the bike and zap the shit out of myself.

  • AlisonH

    The plywood, the weather, and the flying, and no wicked witch! Toto-lly glad you made it home okay. I’m still trying to figure out–was that hole supposed to be for a heating vent? What was someone thinking?

  • meleah rebeccah

    Good for you, getting that giant plywood home! Now can we see the new floors?

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