Wednesday, October 5, 2011
COLBY: CIRCA 1774; CIRCA 2040
No, I haven't seen a ghost or a vision myself in 30 years (or 240 years past-- count me with the 99%, not the powdered wig Tea Party set). I've just spent the last two days demolishing my friend's bathroom. Yes, tearing down drywall and yanking out concrete floors is a lot of fun, but also a lot of fucking hard work. Thankfully I didn't die hauling the cast iron tub up their narrow stairwell (though I did pull the strangest muscle in my forearm). I also learned lots of new and interesting facts: old plaster walls were originally made with horsehair. Like me, you're likely to find a cache of rusty razor blades remodeling an old home. Most medicine cabinets used to have a slot specifically for blades that sent them directly into an empty cavity in the wall. Lets hope my Tetanus booster is still kickin.
Pics below of me on the jobsite, in front of a Colby Keller original dirt pile drawing: