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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last Push

 The past few months have been a bit crazy - as most of you readers have figured out.  First, my house was taken apart.  Then my car had problems.  Then my cell phone broke.  Finally, my camera died.  Well, my car was repaired and I got a new cell phone.  Three days ago I got a new camera (which I still need to adjust the settings on - sorry about some of the following pictures...), and now I am happy to report that my house is almost back together.  My ulcer can finally begin to heal.

This weekend was the last push before the carpet guys came on Monday at noon.  We HAD to be ready.  No ifs, ands, or buts about it.  Aaron and I needed to be at full power and go all out.  He was NOT supposed to get the flu.  But he did.  Poor guy - he somehow managed to work through it though (you can imagine the gory details) - and I am proud to report that he is THE MAN!  I didn't take any pictures of him though - nobody wants their picture taken in that condition.

So, what did we have left to do?  Take the remaining furniture outside.  It looks so sad out there, but everywhere else was already full.
 Then, while Aaron napped, I pulled staples out of the floor.  The former owner's fascination with fasteners was again made extremely clear.
 The biggest job was to screw down the floor to eliminate the horrible squeaks.  My knowledge of power tools has now increased:  I can both drill holes and put in screws!  Poor Aaron, this part was especially brutal for him.  This is a Borrower-height view of our floor mid-way through the job.
At last we finished, and Aaron crashed into bed, where he had belonged all along (I really hope I don't get those germs).  These are the rooms on Monday morning, waiting for the carpet to arrive:

Doesn't the trim and the Oakmoss paint look amazing?
Coming soon: The big reveal - carpet in, furniture in place, and maybe even some stuff on the walls!


~ Tandis ~ said...

Poor Aaron.
Awesome paint color!
Everything looks beautiful!
"Borrower View" hahahaha!!

Jessica said...

What a wild ride it's been for you. I'm very eager to see the finished product.

Anonymous said...

I know a better way to take out squeaks. Call Momma Mindy, have her drive to Wisconsin, take out that gorgeous wood flooring, drive it back to WA for her house, then put carpet over the subflooring. amen.

love the green, am adding a little more in my life.