It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Table Talk

I think I need to clarify something for all you people who are shaking your heads at the way I’m wasting perfectly good holiday time sweating over a table. I would never describe myself as someone overburdened with the old work ethic, but it is true that if I don’t do a few “productive” things with my down-time, I feel dissatisfied, even a little depressed. So my holiday must encompass diligence, frivolity, and sloth for me to feel wholly satisfied.

Now you know.

The table, having had three applications of stripper, is, I think, finally varnish-free. I’m waiting for it to dry from its latest before I know for sure, but either way, I’m not using that gunk any more. From here on it, it’s all sandpaper…

And, I fervently hope, I can begin to apply the new finish either this evening or tomorrow morning. Woo-hoo.

Someone asked if I have before and after pictures. Sadly, no. Unlike some of you Friday Stuff people, I don’t tend to take pictures of my furniture. I did think of it, in fact, but the day I started my sweetie was in Halifax with the camera. Without a “before” picture, is there any point to an “after”?

August 4, 2005 - Posted by | holidays, Uncategorized


  1. I was never shaking your head, only my own 🙂

    Comment by Daily Commuter | August 4, 2005 | Reply

  2. “Heads”? You have more than one??

    And, yes, there is a point to an after. It’ll show all your hard work.

    Besides, I wanna see it.

    Comment by misfit | August 4, 2005 | Reply

  3. LOL…I’ll go fix that, now, shall I?

    Comment by Mary P. | August 4, 2005 | Reply

  4. I’ll take an after picture sans before picture. I love home improvement projects.

    And considering how busy you are in the daytime, I totally understand your need to save projects (and sanity!) for long holidays.

    Strippers probably aren’t the best thing to have around when the kids are there anyway. 😉

    Comment by ieatcrayonz | August 4, 2005 | Reply

  5. I wanna see! I wanna see! Oh, um, excuse me–you probably thought you were rid of the pushy little voices this month, didn’t you?

    But I would like to see your ‘after’ picture. And I bet if you looked through some old photos you’d find a ‘before’ somewhere (not that you have to do it for our benefit).

    Comment by Sharkey | August 4, 2005 | Reply

  6. Okay. An “after” picture you shall get. Only it will take a while: I have no drivers on my computer, which means we’re getting pictures put on a disk at the photo shop, which means I have to fill a memory card first… Or I could just buy the new computer!

    Comment by Mary P. | August 4, 2005 | Reply

  7. Oh just buy the new computer, Mum! You know you want to! And you’re on holiday! Take the time to go down to the stores and peruse.

    I also want to see an after photo. I have the benefit of knowing it’s condition prior to the refinishing.

    Comment by Haley | August 4, 2005 | Reply

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