02 August 2008

Grandma and Grandpa's New Guest Room

About a month ago Grandma and Grandpa Lance jumped on an airplane to come visit Utah for a week or so. They left my dad, Scott, Jon, and Shawn in Gilroy. Scott decided it was time to reduce his footprint in their home (he lives with them in the two front bedrooms). So, Dad and Scott refinished the left bedroom with Shawn's help. All of this was kept secret from Grandma and Grandpa.

My dad is a strange beast with wild ideas and ways. From what he related and what Scott related, Dad went to a furniture store. In about 5 minutes flat he point to a "girly" bed, grunted, "me want that" and threw down the money for the rest of the set. Then the men went to Target to find a bed spread set. The rule, established by my dad, was that if you looked or held something longer than 5 minutes you were gay. I can just imagine packages of sheets and quilts tossed like hot potatoes after 4 minutes and 59 seconds. One of the guys found a girly blue flowered set that looked like something Grandma would like.

Scott bought the paint..apparently he took more time choosing the paint than my dad did getting the furniture! Back at the house they painted the room and assembled the furniture. Scott went to T.J. Maxx for accent pieces. Unbeknownst to my dad Scott actually bought about 5 different types of lamps to try out in the room (Scott is NOT gay).

Once the room was finished the door was shut and the room waited to be discovered. Once Grandma and Grandpa returned home from their visit, Scott asked Grandma to go check out his office for her opinion on where the printer should be. Grandma opened the door and screamed, yes, screamed. Grandpa came running nearly ready to fight the unsightly foe in Scott's office. To their delight they found a quaint, peaceful new guest room. Now when guests come Grandma won't have to forfeit her bed.

Score 100 for Scott and Dad.

Here is a video of the room...sorry it is a bit shaky...Amelia was glued to my leg.

2 Stupendous Remarks:

Taylor's said...

Awesome! I wish you would have been able to catch Grandma scream on video!

Mary Hill said...

I'm so happy for Jean! It was fun to read about the men picking out furniture and linens... I can see it all. Kudos to Lane, Scott and Jonathan. Mary