Edit:: for those of you not on facebook with me here's a pictoral view of the day
This is my China cabinet, loaded to the gills, it is not normally in my kitchen, nor is the folded old old pretty mural all folded up, ugh...clutter is not my friend! :P
Hubby (Johnny with so much energy!)
We accomplished so much!
This is me, Care, toasting in hubby's O'mama's old old chair in the middle of the old black glue, with a lovely Guinness after Day 1 long day...
We took 480 lbs of wood tiles to the dump...the week is young, and believe me
the next time I will put my foot (both feet) down to hire people to do this for us (they would most probably be done by now!) Oh well...maybe it's our last BIG DIY hurrah! :P
How is everyone doing? My blog has been calling out to me - I've lulled it to sleep for a few days, so unlike me!
It was a fruitful year for AutumnLeavesJewelry and I'd like to say Thank You to everyone who has been a part of my creations. :-)
and my soul
There's a luscious Deco piece about ready to be photographed and listed, in the mean time...
We have a big project going on in our living/dining room downstairs. Our old wood floors are about to be ripped up and hauled off (courtesy of us) Hubby is not at the stage (yet) where he can be easily talked into hiring someone to do these sorts of tasks. Meanwhile, we will take our Tylenol and drink lots of H20. I have managed, recently, to keep him from climbing onto our roof, and other bigger projects. There comes a time (imho) when a person needs to hand over the torch of DIYs to a *cough*younger, possibly more knowledgeable person. We tend to buy tools that will probably only be used once, and either lost in the void of other once-used-tools, hidden, buried (mocking us?) Maybe just giggling.
How we agreed that we would do this project ourselves is a bit of a mystery to me. (or a tad of memory denial) or maybe I was so smitten with purchasing new carpet (the exact carpet I wanted) I let it slide.
Basically in a week the carpet installers will be here to fill our floor with fluffy pretty carpet.
First, the wood floor has to come up because there are areas near the edges where water has crept in over the past 50 years to cause rot in the wood. This particular type of square wood is no longer produced and laid en masse (I guess in a perfect world we could simply order a new floor to match the old wood flooring) Truth be told, most of the squares are very dried out and beat. I'll take pics of our process.
Yesterday we moved our china cabinet into the kitchen, along with some other pieces.(the OCD in me kicked in high gear and I will say the Pledge came out!) Our hallway off the foyer is becoming built up with boxes of books and things.
I'll be culling the books when I go to put them back onto the shelves and give to the library what I'm sure won't be reread.
Will add photos later.
The wind is howling outside, it's sunny (finally) and the snow has mostly melted.