But today is a a snow day. And I, in my infinite wisdom, suspected it might be, no matter how much the school district tried to pull the wool over my eyes with a late start day. I went yesterday morning and bought paint and rollers. BWAHAHAHA!
We (I) am almost done taking the wallpaper off, which is by the way, the wallpaper from Hell. It is the last room to have it's wallpaper removed and it is not coming quietly. For some reason in this room they must've used Epoxy for the glue. As I was laboriously scraping each morsel off, and whining up a storm, my husband remembered he'd kept the wallpaper scorer.
We bought this when I first started taking wallpaper off the walls. You use it to score the wallpaper all over. The scoring allows the water you spray on it to penetrate to the backing, thus peeling the wallpaper cleanly off. I discovered on the first wall, the wallpaper just peeled off cleanly without the scorer or spraying. I did have to scrub the glue off, but at least I wasn't laboring over wallpaper glued on so well it takes national security secrets to remove it; like these walls now.
Every time I went to remove wallpaper (the time before this was my older daughter's room in September) my husband would start in on "Don't you need to get it wet, don't you need to score it." By the time he said it to me for the family room, I snapped at him, "I've been taking wallpaper down in this house for 18 years and haven't yet needed to use water." In HIS infinite wisdom, he did not get rid of that scoring tool. For this I bless him. And I eat my words, he needs to know this, because it doesn't happen very often.
Now I need to awake my children and tell them the good news: they don't have to go to school today and the wallpaper is almost off so they get to help me scrub the glue off. I know they'll be so happy!