Sunday, June 10, 2007

Highway to Hell


Why am I on a 'Highway to Hell' you ask?

Because tomorrow, I am going to tackle the hellish disaster that is our playroom!!!! 

And now, having proclaimed it publicly, on this here blog, I cannot possibly procrastinate and push it off another day. 

You will all be waiting to hear if I was able to fight my way into the room, hack through the jungle of mess, and leave with everything just perfectly trimmed and organized as it should be.  Right?

I may even post pics... nah... just kidding!  My mother would die a death of horrification.  Is that a word?  If not, I like it, and it stays in my dictionary.  LOL

This room is immediately adjacent to our bedroom, and was our kids room, prior to adding the upstairs bedrooms that they have now.

It has a day bed, perfect for snoring Hubby and roaming kids at night, and during the day, it is the place to crash while watching tv, playing video games, or read.  The closet was taken over by Hubby for all his suits, and it is a dressing room for him in the early morning so he doesn't wake me.  It also has the tv mentioned above and two game systems, Playstation 2 and Nintendo 64, hooked up to it.  There are also shelves with a lot of books, crates with toys for when my nephew J comes to visit, and a knock-hockey table.  Oh yeah, and my gigantic treadmill, a karaoke machine and stereo. 

And, stuff.  Stuff would be the things Hubby wants to save or a kid (and I do have three) wants to save.  There is no where else to put it, so it ends up there. 

I am done with the stuff.  My patience with the state of that room has run out.  I have asked Hubby to better with his end of the 'stuff'.  I have asked the kids to be better with theirs. 

Now, it is mommy's turn to deal with the stuff.  There may be some tears tomorrow, but in the end, I think everyone will see that the room will be better for all without some of the 'stuff'!

Bwaaaah ha ha ha!!!!

I also know that a day like this usually ends up with an aching and sore body for me.  So, I am going to try to pace myself.  Wish me luck!

Tune in tomorrow...

be well,

ps... Coffee will definitely be involved in the process... lol


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gazker said...

Rather you than me....Sounds like a nightmare!
Gaz xx

libragem007 said...

goodluck with it...will be back to see update on the progress.
I like the tags/graphics.
Gem :-)

hsauls said...

Yes. Only coffee can fix a problem like that. Good luck and God speed.

eml625 said...

I have an incident with our playroom. I should find you the link, I dont think you read me's on my other journal.
Good luck with yours !
PS FINALLY you had  a BRUCE song yesterday in your title ( I forgot to mention)

pharmolo said...

Booked the bulldozer, Dawn? LOL

candlejmr said...

Awww, come on...I want to see BEFORE and AFTER pictures!!!!!  Especially me some good ideas!!!

GOOD LUCK....and I hope you come out ALIVE!  (lol)


deshelestraci said...

Be careful!  Don't over do it.  But get in there and get it done!  More stuff will appear before they know it!

tenyearnap said...

The woman in that "Being unstable and bitchy..." picture is scary. She looks kind of like Chucky the killer doll.
Good luck de-stuffing the room. --Cin

rdautumnsage said...

I'm wishing you luck, patience, and a new body lol! I remember those days of cleaning my daughters room. And yes, it was hell! She owned every Barbie out there, all the accessories, doll houses, cars etc. So on occasion it would like a bomb went off in Barbie ville.There would be mini pieces of Barbie everywhere. I would go in and arrange the Barbie on her shelves, straighten out her dresser, clean up the mess the closet decides to vomit out at me the minute the door was opened. If I timed it just right I would get this done, an hour before guest came.
(Hugs) Indigo

randlprysock said...

Good luck with that playroom....
I feel the pain and I am not even there....
I have the same concern with 1/2 my garage and 1/2 my basement as only 1/2 of those two rooms are anywhere near done.  And I always feel like I am on a horrific mission when I go near my children's rooms... but they are doing a little better.  Hugs,
Lisa : )

demandnlilchit said...

If I don't hear from you in 2 days I am sending in a rescue team! lol


coelha said...

Good luck there, Dawn!  Pace yourself---don't try and do it all in a day--take your time!!  Beware of falling items in the closets!!  Hugs - Julie :)

wildautumn1 said...

I love getting rid of stuff we don't use any more! Makes me feel so much better! Good luck!

tendernoggle said...

awwwwwww...come on.put some before and after pics lol..just kidding!!!
I use to have to wait tildanny was gone and just chunk all that did not look important!! lol or he would keep it all!
love ya,

sdoscher458 said...

Take it easy baby.  Rome wasn't built in a day and cleaning a room like that wasn't either.  Sounds like you should have four helpers in there

jckfrstross said...

ok good luck:) don't over due it


shelt28 said...

Good Luck with the Play Room. Try not to wear yourself out!


sangrialel said...

Did you get it done??  Linda

toonguykc said...

I know you've blogged since writing this so I know you survived.  (whew)  Glad I started commenting in the older blog entries first!


erarein63 said...

I think we all have our "hell" room. LOL.  De ;)

sunnyside46 said...

okay, you have got me scared now. Let me know how you survive!

psychfun said...

Good luck. You can come work on my place then. HA!

mztishgray0726 said...

Good Luck.  I know how it is tackling a room in my house that I have avoided for awhile.  Have a great day.  Hugs.  Tish G.