Yesterday I was glad it was Friday. I was feeling somewhat energetic and almost positive. I cleaned a little, took care of small things I was avoiding and then decided I was overly sick of the awkward closet in the living room.
It was time to remove it.
I took off the door and emptied out all the contents. The little kids were thrilled to have a new space to play in. It was like Dr Who in here for a few hours while I stared at the space contemplating putting everything back.
I grabbed my phone and sent Aidan a picture. I suppose I was looking for a thumbs up or a little encouragement from him.
I suppose he was wishing he had played house with another woman:
So without his support I left it alone for a while. I needed a second opinion. Regina would be on my team.
When she woke up Logan explained to her, “There is a dumb wall with a hole in it and Mommy is getting it out!”
Regina then snapchatted a picture of my work to her BFF and captioned it “Mom started another “PROJECT'” to which BFF replied “Of course she did” (this was the BFF that was here when I decided to pull out the fireplace.)
Surely Regina agreed with me that this stupid thing hogging up valuable real estate needs to come out, right?
“We need the closet to put our stuff in.”
“No! We don’t!” I yelled.
She knows there is no sense in arguing with a lunatic. She shrugged and went upstairs.
We actually do need somewhere to put all of our stuff but that will be for me to worry about later.
For now, I just want someone to be excited to rip the thing out!!
At least I have the little kids on my side.
I grabbed a hammer and started bashing the inside of the stupid wall — I was met by multiple 2×2’s. I grabbed a long screwdriver and pried. It didn’t do much.
I found a bronze 1971 Trinidad and Tobago penny — It was a sign! This closet is coming down!
Maddox started picking up little pieces of drywall to put in his mouth. It was another sign — The wall wasn’t coming down, right now.
When Aidan got home from work he engaged my craziness and checked out my work thus far. He didn’t yell and had a gleam in his eyes (probably thinking about the woman he should have shacked up with).”We’ll have so much room for activities!!” I assured him. He was only interested in what was for dinner.
After we ate dinner he knocked out some of the drywall. Then immediately after feeding my fire he told me all the reasons we shouldn’t do this right now. I heard the man but I want that fucking wall out.
I gave up for the night. Now I am well rested and still want the wall out. So I am going for it. All for roughly 3 square feet of more space. It will be glorious!