Thursday, September 20, 2007

I’m trapped in my kitchen! (and other fun stories)

I've finally had a day of motivation and decided to make the most of it. So I've mopped my floors for the first time since before our housewarming in March. Gross, I know, don't judge. At least I'm doing it at all! Because of how our house is set up, I mopped from the back of the house towards the front. It took a lot of trips to the kitchen sink to rinse out the mop, but I got the back landing, bathroom, hallway, dining room and laundry room/pantry done. And now I'm stuck in my kitchen, waiting for the rest of the floors to dry, so that I can mop the kitchen and move on to other chores.

Other chores include: washing ALL of our bedding (dang dog hair!), cleaning our bedroom, dusting, putting everything that I moved into the living room for mopping back to where it all belongs, wiping down the kitchen, washing the sofa cover from downstairs.

The only things NOT getting done: cleaning the guest room and the basement. I simply don't have the energy today.

As for the rest of my life...

Last night was the first read through of The Diary of Anne Frank. It was a lot of fun. The girl playing Anne seems absolutely perfect for the part, which is exciting. My part doesn't have many lines, but I am totally a-ok with that, since it's going to be a bit of a stretch to do a play and juggle a 12 hour shift at the same time. The ending of the play is just heart rending...I cried. It didn't help that Abby was absolutely bawling while she read it outloud, but it probably would have gotten to me anyway.

While I was out...

Let me start this section by saying that my husband rocks! I left for rehearsal last night at around 6:45. When I got home around 9, Nathan met me at the back door and told me to close my eyes. He then led me to the living room in the front of the house and told me open my see where he had ripped up half of the living room carpet to reveal dark finished hardwood floors!!!!! He had already cleaned and polished the first half of the room, and was just waiting for it to dry before having me help him move the furnature to the completed side in order to rip up the rest of the carpet.

While the hardwood isn't perfect (it has some scuffs and the finish stops about 2 inches from the wall) it looks INFINITELY better than the gold/brown/green/burnt orange NASTY shag that had been in the living room since before Marla bought the house. Nathan thinks the hardwood is the original wood floor from when the house was built in the '30s. Our livingroom looks so much more inviting and warm. I absolutely love it. This also allowed me to seize the opportunity to rearrange the livingroom a bit. Overall, I'm very happy with the result. One more room in the house that looks great!

Here's some pics of the new floor!

So there we go...I'm super excited, I feel like I've accomplished something today, and I'm not even done yet! Cheers!


Rachel Greenhalgh said...

wow those floors DO look great. Funny thought - Del and I watch TLC's flip that house all the time, and we always joke about how that show would lead you to believe that if you walk into ANY house in America and pull up the carpet there would be beautiful real hardwood floors underneath. LOL! I guess in your case it is true, lucky you!

The Carlsons said...

yeah my parents house had the same thing, nasty carpets and they pulled them up to reveal hard wood, too. :) that's funny. how fun, though, your own place! we can't wait to no longer be renters!