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Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Dusty and I are redoing our kitchen. We figured, while we're at it, let's go ahead and put down the hardwood floors we've been talking about. Great for resale value, since we're planning on putting our house on the market, right?

Right. I hope.

So we've been living on the top floor and the kids in the basement for about a week now. We have a hard rule of no computers in the kids' rooms. We need them to sleep in there, and we prefer having them where we can see what they're looking at. Unfortunately, that's not going to be the case until we're done the renovations, so we're all living with it for now.

I keep thinking it's too quiet, though. I send Dusty to check on them. I just know they're plotting world domination or something. Especially since the eight year old loves to sing Brand New Day.

Dusty is now working out of the spare bedroom, and I'm in our bedroom. Thank goodness I work on a laptop, or this would have been far less comfortable.

As much of a pain as it is, I think it's going to be worth it. From what I've seen so far, the hardwoods we picked (a pretty bamboo that looks gorgeous just sitting in the box) is going to really set everything off.

This is what things look like this week:

And I even have my furbabies keeping me company. Sort of.

Okay, it's not so much company as "Let me lie here and look cute while you work."

I'll post more pics as things progress. I can't wait to see it done.

P.S.: I'm about a quarter of the way through Stripped Bear, and I'm expecting edits on Morgan's Fate soon. So the renovations haven't disrupted my work too much, thank goodness.

1 comment:

Z said...

Remodeling is a pain.

Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford