Monday, September 28, 2009

It's a slightly more grown-up version of "Can not!" "Can too!"

On Saturday, I made this:

look like this:

Oh, excuse me. It's kind of hard to see with those two vehicles in the way. Oh wait, that's the point! I can actually park cars in our garage! Saturday morning, I started moving stuff around in the garage and taking stuff into the house to put it where it actually belongs and not where it's been since we moved in a year ago. Eight hours later, I was done. And I did it with minimal help from the Pretend Husband, his father or my brother, who were all doing various tasks in our yard (which looks great, but not dramatically different enough to warrant illustration). Ok, I did ask the guys to move some furniture around with me (I'm no superhero).

And, while I was looking forward to finally being able to park in the garage (and I can't wait for the garage door openers the PH promised me for doing the cleaning), I probably wouldn't have killed the entire day on the project if it weren't for one thing. My dad said I couldn't do it.

Am I the only 32-year-old who still feels the need to prove Dad wrong? My dad stopped by about an hour after I started working on Saturday and when I told him what I was doing, he estimated it would take me about four days to finish.

"Oh no," I said. "I'm parking both cars in here today."
"Today?" he said. "There's no way you're going to finish today."

I had to prove him wrong. Which means at hour seven, with one bay cleaned and swept and a bunch of junk still clogging the other one, when I normally would have left the rest for the next day, I soldiered on and got it done. I have Dad to thank for that (I'm thinking of sending him a card saying, "Thanks for not believing in me!") I think the PH is hoping he'll make a comment about the basement next.


jal12771 said...

Awesome KAT.. are you for hire?
BTW.. EVERYTHING had a place?
You dont need to have a tag sale??

Soda and Candy said...

Wow, go KAT! I love cleaning up stuff that's really out of control, it feels much more of an accomplishment than things which are just a little bit dirty.

: )

Paige said...

You are totally not the only one! The fastest thing to set me off is some jackass crack from my dad.

And oddly, I have been thinking about my garage. I cannot get a single car in there, and it is a three car garage. Then again, even if it is clean, I won't be able to fit my truck in there---but I can SAY I can. Maybe I will do that sometime soon.

After I do everything else. Hell I cannot even put up the laundry around here

Srg said...

Ok if you're bored and looking for something to do, head on over to our house! We only have 1 bay to clean though, because I threatened death to my dear husband if his crap started infiltrating my precious space!

Pollyanna said...

We've been living in our house for two years as of today (happy housiversary to us) and I still don't park in the garage. Did I mention it's a three car garage? So sad.

Bravo to you!

kk said...

Perhaps I can hire you for my basement???

awesome job – don't you just feel so accomplished?