they call me the tortuga

Seriously, any Breaking Bad fans out there?

I’m hooked. My cousin has already watched the whole series, but she’s watching it again with me. And I’m in love.

In a I’m-kinda-creeped-out-and-totally-disturbed-and-just-want-Jesse-to-be-smarter-than-he-really-is sort of way.

But remember the Tortuga? Admittedly, things didn’t end well for him. But, I’m kind of feeling at a turtle’s pace right now with house progress and thought I owed you a little update.

And because the whole 31 Things series plus company for over a week multiplied by 5 straight seasons of a Breaking Bad binge equals my idea of a good time, I’m making an executive decision and taking the weekend off from the tips series to really soak in the last couple of days of my cousin’s visit.

Buuuuut, tell me, do you think this wall is primed?

klear primer in the guest bedroom

IT IS!!!!

Can you believe it?

I can’t.

Like, I was there when it happened and I still don’t believe it.

(I say “I was there when it happened” because free room and board around here isn’t exactly free … if you know what I mean.)

klear priming in the guest bedroom

I can’t wait to tell you all about it!  Seriously.  I’m amazed by this stuff.

So there’s been some priming and a new door and more drywall and spackling (not in that order) …

guest bedroom

… and a new accent wall and new trim and all kinds of sanding …

guest bedroom

… and apparently a dog who always seems to find herself on the wrong side of the glass.

But there just hasn’t been any extra time for writing and photo sizing and sharing it all with you as we go in addition to the 31 Things series.  I’m super sorry about that.  :/

But cannot wait to get you all up to speed.  We’re getting to the good stuff here!  I’m even going to try my hand at curtains … and cutting down a table to make it into a work station (sewing machine, crafts, etc) that will fit in the guest bedroom … and I need some help figuring out what exactly to do with my office nook.

Here’s what I’m working with.

office nook

It needs to be functional and beautiful because it’s in the middle of our main living areas. I’m thinking some closed cabinet storage and some open shelving.  Should I go cool desk or cabinet bases with a butcher block or maybe even poured concrete desktop?  Should we go built-ins or a little more free-flowing, organic type of set up?

And what to cover that stinkin’ circuit breaker box with?

Decisions, decisions.  All coming up around here soon.

Until then, rest assured that the only connection I have to Walt, the Chemistry teacher turned crystal meth cooker/dealer on Breaking Bad, is our affinity for good quality primer.

Have a great weekend, yo.

(My connection to Jesse, however, runs more along the lines of our street talk, homes.)



  1. says

    I’m probably the only person on the planet that didn’t get into Breaking Bad. I tried watching the first season and just couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’ll give it another try down the road. I’ve always been a late bloomer.

    • says

      hahaha, I have a love-hate relationship with it, I think I just find it all so intriguing since it’s a world I know nothing about and now I just need to know how it ends. :)

  2. Gina says

    Loved Breaking Bad! Started watching it last winter and had marathon weekends trying to get all seasons watched then had to wait! That was torture. I may go back and watch again. Wish I live closer….I watch with you and your friend. It’s more fun that way as my husband didn’t get into it.

    Love the way your home is coming along!

  3. says

    I must be living under a rock because I just heard about this show a few days ago and now I am thinking about watching on Netflix. I take it you would recommend it.


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