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Saturday, January 19, 2013

In Case You Thought I Dissapeared

I didn't.
I took a sick week.
The kids.

No not Mr. M.
Although, I did threaten to lick him.

It all started last Saturday, such a wonderful day off with lots of plans.
But, not for a sick child.
The little guy came down with the flu first.
OK, I can handle this, give him some Tylenol, a comfy spot on the couch and a day of rest and movies.
The older kids were enjoying the day of leisure.

What were Mr. M. and I doing?
Glad you asked.
The angels sing as we ripped out the carpeting in the office and laid the new pine floor all in one day.
In between gluing and screwing.....I made sure the little guy was doing OK.

We were able to finish getting the floors in and Mr. M. planned on picking up the sander on Sunday to finish the job.
Then it happened, the unthinkable.

No...............this can not happen, I have too much to do.


I spent the day on the couch with the little guy while Mr. M. did the work.

I wish I could have stayed at home Monday too, but alas I had to go to work because my job has a odd way of dealing with sick days.  
Mr. M. stayed home with one sick child, but as the day progressed he ended up with all three children home sick.  Good thing I was going to have the next three days off.

The floor, each day I would look at it almost done.
Not forgotten, just put off. 


As I type, Mr. M. is finishing up the stain.
Then we are going out for lunch because it smells.

Funny, the room looks smaller without any furniture in it.
Tomorrow we will put a couple of coats of poly on.
 During the week we will put 2 more coats of poly on and I will repaint the walls and trim.
Then comes the fun part of  deciding what goes back into the room.

When we finished the living room, not all the furniture made it back in.
I must say I am doing well will the less cluttered look.
BUT, the basement seems to have some extra furniture now.

I hope you are all well and have a great weekend.


  1. The floors are fabulous. Love the color stain you chose. Hugs, Marty

  2. That looks great! Nice job.

    Hope y'all are all well quickly. So much sickness going around this year that just seems to pass from one family member to another.

  3. Glad you are all feeling better. Your floors look gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing what makes the cut to be moved back in. I have a feeling that our basements look similar. Right now I can barely walk down there and I have to decide what I am going to resell and what's going to Goodwill.

  4. That floor is just fabulous, great job you two!! Hope you all are well soon, don't you just hate getting sick? who has the time?

  5. I'm sorry all of you were sick, especially at once. It does spread like wildfire. The floor is simply gorgeous, we have never taken on a project like this ourselves, be proud of yourselves! I know you are enjoying the uncluttered look but I can't wait to see it furnished!!

    Take care!


  6. Oh no sorry you were all sick!Lots of flu bugs and things going around!Your floor looks beautiful!

  7. tis the season to get sick!!! I hope you're all feeling better. When you're feeling crappy, just go look at your fantastic new floor! It will make you happy.

  8. Wow! The floor is beautiful~so impressed with that project. Hope you continue to feel better. melinda

  9. What a great job on your floor! You make it look so easy. It's taken me so long to relax when decorating, less if best. I can't wait to see what you do, Aloha Ral

  10. Your floor is BEAUTIFUL! Feel better soon, I can't wait to see the finished room! xo

  11. LOVE this flooring! You are SUCH a rock star! Where did the flooring come from? I can't believe how great it looks!



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