I have been working hard the past few days to get some things done around my house. Most of the week was spent catching up from the lack of work time over the holidays. That included organizing my office to get it super functional. There’s still a long way to go, but I’m only in phase one, which is sorting and organizing the stuff. I shipped off a couple boxes of fabric to Sutton Place Designs, have a buyer for my Cricut and have another pile for local girls who want to buy some of my craft supplies.
Phase one is messy. It’s getting there…
We also installed the hardwood floors in our family room yesterday, which is why I was absent from all social media. (And why I can hardly walk today.)
It was a day of ripping out carpet, padding, staples and tack strips.
It was a messy day…
…and one spent on my hands and knees and pushing myself beyond the point I should have. BUT, we got it all done!
Last night, though, as I was coaxing my body to bend in half so I could sit down, I groaned to my husband, “We’re getting too old to rip out carpet and install a wood floor in one day.” That ability must cease somewhere in your 20′s.
We still need to finish up the thresholds, trim work and I have a lot of touch-up painting to do, but all of the flooring is down and I love it! We’ll be working on the bedroom floors next. I did take pictures along the way, so I’ll share our experience and things we learned along the way.
For now, I’m signing off to watch the Redskins beat the Seahawks…hopefully. Update: Dang it! We lost. Congrats Seahawks fans!