7.10.2010

"She" is making me bonkers!

In your innocence you ask "why?"

The studio flooring is almost complete.  Dad only needs to make a threshold from the office to the studio and one in front of the door leading outside (aka my escape route).  But yes, the hardwood flooring is in!!! 

That's good right?  Well sort of....

The carpet was ripped up, flooring tack strips gone, staples gone.  Bad kitty marks (not from me) on subfloor painted over with three coats of oil based Kilz.  Boards cut and measured.  Dad laid the pattern, Grand-dad fitted all the boards and "she" went crazy with the air-nailer.  All this in 2 1/2 days!  Oh yes I was delighted that they didn't goof off so that I could get back into my studio haven....I mean "her" studio...my haven....

It looks pretty darn good.  "She" picked it out just for me (certainly yes?).  It is called "Tobacco Road".  It is "hand-scrapped" and "distressed" - how purrfect is that???!?  It looks so good I started dreaming about getting a smoking jacket and a pipe to match the look- wouldn't that simply complete my handsomeness?!?


I even suggested new furniture instead of the junk in there now.  Dad said not to worry about the furniture.  He'd have the tiller run through the studio flooring and everything would match purrfect by morning.

I opted to let her keep the current furniture.  I'll just continue using it to sharpen my claws.  Eventually, it will fall apart.  And I'll blame the mice.  Or my sisfur, the large fluffy one she calls Angel....

Anyway, so I accept that there will be no new furniture (yet). 

Can I tell you a secret?  Come closer....I don't want her to hear...full disclosure....pay close attention here....cause I probably won't be allowed to repeat this if "she" finds out.....there are TWO stepbacks, ONE eight foot cabinet, ONE hunking workbench, ONE child's armoire, ONE hunking industrial ladder/shelf thingy, ONE adjustable architects table, ONE industrial wheel table, ONE industrial ladder, and ONE chair and a half with ottoman....

Did you get all that?!?  TEN, count them TEN pieces of hunking climbing surface space in a 270 sq. foot room! Oh yeah, and cat tree makes ELEVEN!  If I counted the gas fireplace that would be TWELVE! Any wonder at all why I couldn't get a good photo of the layout for my studio post?  Need one of those panaramic cameras to use while perched on the chandelier to get that photo!

Anyway, the furniture was put back in pretty much the same design as before.  Just changed around a few pieces.  Took out the cat tree for rehab.  And the chair but it's being replaced with a bench that Grand-dad made for "her".

So sounds like it's just about set for some serious cat naps, yes?

No.

All of these space hogging pieces of wood and metal have vignettes, fluffs and thingys scattered over their flat areas.  Lots of junk.  By the truckloads.  MANY truckloads.

There is so much, it's hard to find a good clear space to spread out.  It is most disturbing to my concentration while I do my yoga.  All that noise when those little junk pieces hit the floor when I do my warm up stretches.  It's an issue I'm telling you.


Where was I? 

Oh yeah, the junk everywhere...."she" took pictures and was going to put everything right back like it was.  Good idea, yes? 

Would have been.

Except that when "she" swaped around a few pieces of the furniture and then looked at the pictures "she" decided there were a few displays that looked "weak".....


Weak?!  Isn't that just another way of saying 'I thought I liked it, but I changed my mind'?!?  Is this a woman thing?

Weak.  Hmmphf.


Weak in the knees maybe - remember who the nailer was while laying the flooring....and after I heard "her" say that "she" felt like a bus ran her over.  Well guess who's going to be driving when I throw it in reverse MOL!!! And let's not forget to load up some of that junk - clear some space coming through....

Just kidding.  You knew that though didn't you? My little legs can't reach the gas pedal.  Of course that won't stop me from hiring someone.....any volunteers?

17 comments:

The Rustic Victorian said...

She did a great job on the new floor and decorating, but I agree about the strech out places. I think I would have my way with the dried flowers if it were me...cats do know how to decorate too....and watch that slippery floor! Love Pennywinkle

stefanie said...

oooooo, I am drooling over that gorgeous floor!!

Rowann said...

I think BOOTIES are called for... The floor looks amazing ! And how many sets of 4 paws do you need ?

JC said...

You must be exhausted after all of that ...

I'd be sitting on the rail in the sun too ...

Burlap Luxe said...

Romeooooo!

I told you those WOOD FLOORS would be the CAT'S MEOW!!!

tell her they are amazingly perrrr-fect!

Romeo have you been enjoying the new floors? Lot's of dancing around going on around there I am sure.
xx
Dore

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Romeo, Romeo, where have though been? I have missed you and am so glad you are back and alive!! love the floors too..your humans did a great job on it..love!!! the color...I do hope you get to enjoy a nice relaxing weekend.;) tell your mama we want more photos..not the teasers she gives us.:)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great floors, Romeo...and already distressed! That would be a timesaver for my staff! Now come on...admit it...you like them, too! Happy weekend...Debbie

June said...

I love the floors Romeo! I think 'she' picked out just the purrfect flooring for you, and I say yes to the smoking jacket and no to the pipe (not good for your health you know), because you would look so handsome in it. Man it sounds like 'she' crams (decorates) like me. I can fit a lot of stuff into a room.
So glad you came by. you are one funny cat!
hugs

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The floor is wonderful as are you Romeo! I personally would like to see the picture in a smoking jacket!!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I think you may have used up your 9 lives Romeo and went to Kitty Heaven with that new floor. I think it is divine! And while you're talking about smoking jackets, I think "she" ought to start dressing you up and snapping photos to show us. I'm sure my new dog Zoey would love to see that! hee hee... Love ya darlin'... thanks for stopping by my blog today.

imaginationlane said...

Yours is a hard lot, Romeo! It can't really be that 'her' stuff is more important than yours, can it? Ridiculous. Do make sure your cat tree get place of honour in the new studio when it's back..maybe near the fireplace for winter evenings!

And I can see why you thought the prowling lion on my site was a photo of you..that glorious coat, the regal bearing, the sheer feline magnificence..all words that describe you perfectly! Zoe is much too ladylike to prowl, and Oreo a bit too lazy. Only a special cat can be a lion..

Thank you both for visiting and please tell'her' I love the cabinet with the cameras and typewriter.

Happy napping...

Lynette

Rebecca said...

The floor is fantastic! I am thinking of putting pergo in mine, I have painted cement right now and it is hard to stand on.
Romeo tell "Her" she did an amzing job but we want to see more of the junk...
Blessings
Rebecca

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Love scraped floors! I think i ran across "Tobacco Road" on my online search for our flooring! Lovong you blog!

oldgreymare said...

Oh Romeo, you make me laugh and your comment to me tonight was just the laugh out loud I needed.

I will be careful not to disturb you on the couch while I'm "fluffing".

Thank you for strolling on by and giving me your special purr. It helped me tonight. truly.

Suzan

Burlap Luxe said...

Roméo, vous lui dire que je pense qu'elle est une femme belle à l'amour. Remerciez-la pour toutes vos visites, m'apporte beaucoup de joie!
xx
Dore

Translated saying...

(Romeo, you tell her I think she is a beautiful woman to love. Thank her for all your visits, brings me much joy!)
xx
Dore

PS. Are you still enjoying the cream I left you with my last visit?
I must leave you a bit more :) Her floors are much easier to wipe up from your licking your paws clean after tracking the cream across them :)

I so enjoy your behaving around my birds...your such a good boy!!
Romeo did you do something new to your Furrr? you look a bit different to meeee-ow!
well what ever you did you look purrr-fect :)
xoxo

Anna said...

Oh Romeo I haven't been by in a while and look at all the wonderous things going on in your world! I have to say she chose an exceptionaly gorgeous floor. And all the newly arranged junk looks marvelous. Luna hopes you're enjoying the new floor. She thinks ours is her personal hockey rink.

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, Romeo, you cats have it made! This floor is gorgeous and she stuffs a room with pure class! Have fun with your yoga and get the smoking jacket!
Sherry