After last night, I'm not so sure. He came home early yesterday just so he could get started texturing the drywall so we could get the bathroom and bedroom painted and wrap up this whole bathroom remodel fiasco.
He was home by noon with a spray hopper. I realize he didn't know how to use it, but he spent the next 8 hours avoiding the thing. Until finally I googled some directions and the neighbor came over briefly to give him moral support.
Of course by the time he finally got to it, it was getting dark. Then he wanted assistance. I really don't mind assisting, but I really don't like being around my husband when he's doing something he's never done before. There is no user error, everything is always the fault of something else.
The spraying of the bathroom went pretty well. The walls were short and narrow and even the ceiling went pretty well (although with a lot of drama displayed by my husband).
Then we got to the bedroom. We were almost on the home stretch after I sat outside and watching him mix the drywall mud. He told me I could take a break, but I told him the last time I told him to yell for me when he needed me, he did it without me and made a mess and then got mad because I wasn't there. So I wasn't going to leave.
Anyway, we got to the bedroom wall, he started spraying. But the spray wasn't working. He figured out there was no air. The air compressor in his shop busted. So he spent the next half hour nursing it into some kind of working order.
Then everything really went to hell. The mud had set a bit, lumps were flying out, he was trying to fix it by spraying more texture on and the then the texture was kind of sagging by then and had to be removed and resprayed. Then he was fussing around because I was taking it off wrong and he took over. Then he sprayed more on; too much.
This morning it just looks thick. The bathroom mud is almost dry, but the bedroom texture is just thick. He was pointing out places that were too smooth and told me he was just going to let it dry and use texture spray out of a bottle to touch it up. Not understanding that the texture wasn't "almost dry" like the bathroom I pointed to a spot and smeared it. That set him off fussing again.
I want him to take the mud off, dry the wall and then use the texture spray. I think it's too thick to dry in our lifetime and then add more. He doesn't want to do that. So whatever, I've had my say.
But like I said, we celebrate 19 years on Monday or we celebrate 18 years and 362 days today. I'll let you know what happens tomorrow.