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9.15.2008

Weekend Ramblings

Well, the weekend started off with a lot of WORK! What? I thought weekends were for rest...nope, not this weekend...it was WORK and a lot of it! I left work Friday evening and headed straight for Lowes. You know what that equals = WORK! I had to get the rest of the trim for the floor. So, Friday night we finished prepping the rest of the floor...swept some more and laid down more underlayment. Oh, I forgot to mention that the first EIGHT rows we laid down were WRONG! Yes...wrong, so we had to take up those pieces of flooring and start all over on Saturday morning. My life saver was my Aunt Caren coming to the rescue. She came over bright and early Saturday morning and we got to work. She cut all of our small pieces and trim work and gave lots of great advice. Michael and I laid each piece by hand.




(here's Michael laying down on the job...excuse the quality, I'm still using my camera on my phone)



You know there's something about doing a home project. It's something that you see everyday and you know that you did that. It's very rewarding. By the end of the day, Ike started rearing his ugly head and we were inundated with rain showers. It slowed the process a bit, but did not stop us from finishing. By 6:45, we were done!



(there was some goofing off...as usual)




Thank goodness, because my Sooners played Saturday evening...and Lord knows we couldn't miss that! So, we packed up and went over to my Mom and Dad's for some gametime goodness. (Seeing that our living room was still in the KITCHEN!) The Sooners won, so all was well. By the time the game was over, rain was coming in sideways. It was quite a storm. We went home and hunkered down and called it a night. On Sunday morning, I woke up and walked down stairs and was so pleased with the work we had done...I couldn't quit smiling. It was glorious after having concrete floors for a whole week! We still had tons of work left to do. There were a few pieces of trim left to put down. We had to dust EVERYTHING...then there was vacuuming, sweeping, mopping...you name it. However, somehow...someway...by the end of the day, we were at my Granny's kitchen table reflecting over all we had done and it was FINISHED! Oh, and Ike was gone and he left behind some beautiful Fall weather...Thank you Lord! This morning, it was like a breath of fresh air as I walked downstairs...I love it! It was worth every second of WORK!










7 comments...I love comments:

melissa said...

oh my my goodness....it looks beautiful!! That color of wood is just so divine!! I want wood laminate now!!! You guys did a great job! I love you!!

melissa said...

hey love...its SOOO easy. Go to my page and on the top left side there is a little icon that says where i got the blog from. When u click it it will take u to the site. then click on FREE BACKGROUNDS...it will give u the code and step by step instructions how to paste the code into your blog! its really simple. Oh and the picture....i took that labor day weekend in wyoming!! love u

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

Wowwie I love it, it looks so so beautiful you did an awesome job. You are going to love it...its so wonderful not to have to worry about little spills since they wipe right up...I'm so glad to see you blogging again...love you..xoxox

Renee said...

JENNY!! Look at you and your new floors! I'm jealous...they look GREAT!! Miss ya!

Drama queens mum said...

Hi. I like your blog. I just found it on cafemom. I love decorating & my hubby does lots of projects on our newish house.

~Billie~ said...

It's beautiful! You guys did a great job! I'm loving the fall weather, as well... Hopefully it sticks around for a while. =)

Lori said...

The flooring looks great! We layed that in our last house, so I know firsthand that it's not a picnic to do!