Shrouded in secrecy.
Cloaked in mystery.
It requires a dumpster. A 20 X 17 foot drop box in fact.
I am not allowed to put toxins, biohazards or dirt in the dumpster.
City officials sure know how to take the fun out of a project.
The project requires some expertise in electricity and plumbing.
Child B will be helping because he is the oldest, and has now developed enough muscle power that he is truly helpful with such jobs.
Children A and C will be helping me make sandwiches.
Oh, and getting paint cans transported to said dumpster. They can do that.
The project may or may not fit the through the available access space.
This is mildly concerning.
It’s not like I can make doorways wider.
I know the technology exists to do that, but I have no plans to employ it at this time.
When we moved into our house, we discovered that the refrigerator didn’t fit through the doorways into the kitchen. The refrigerator had to be wheeled around through the back yard and come in through the patio. It made me wonder if refrigerators were decidedly smaller in 1975 or if the people who built the house made the eensy doorways into the kitchen and thought, “Eh..screw it, the appliances can come in through the yard.”
Come to think of it, when we replaced the oven, it had to come in through the patio too.
And the oven had to fit into the original oven space, so I know it can’t be any bigger than the first one was.
So clearly, home builders from 1975 were laughing at us.
Our house has lots of little idiosyncracies like that.
The master shower does not have a temperature regulator on it.
So if you happen to be taking a shower, and anyone anywhere in the house turns on a tap, flushes a toilet or says any word with a vowel while facing northeast, the person in the shower gets scalded, frozen, and/or called a nasty name by the plumbing.
The dumpster arrives tomorrow morning.
The kids think they’ll all be hanging out thinking relaxing summer thoughts of Friday.
The kids are going to have some of their childhood innocence ripped away come Thursday night.
But we’re going to do it in a totally loving way.