Today I announced triumphantly to Charlie that I am almost done working on the bathroom.
He raised his eyebrows and asked, "Really? You think?"
"Sure," I said. "I just have to finish stenciling the floor and then I have to put poly on it, and put up some chair rail, and cut that other piece of baseboard down and then nail it in."
He ate another piece of the Christmas chocolate that my mama gave us. We have a deal that I won't eat any of the Buckeyes and he won't eat any of the Pretzel Joys. "And?"
"Oh yeah, and I have to finish painting the wallpaper, and the ceiling above the shower, and buy that hook with the bird on it that I like--"
"And replace the toilet lid that you got paint all over when you stood on it." Charlie shook his head. "I still don't get how you did that."
"Oh, I forgot about that," I said. "I think I might want to get that door we saw at Lowe's too, so we can replace that stupid Dutch door that I hate. I need to get some double-face tape for the wallpaper I put inside the medicine cabinet too, so the paper sticks better. And then I need to figure out where to put the toilet paper holder."
Charlie laughed. "But you're almost done. Almost."
"Well, maybe not really...." I allowed.