Friday, January 31, 2014

One never knows what's lurking beneath the surface...


I'm starting out with a few random photos that have absolutely nothing to do with today's post. 
 Just because I want to!

My precious daddy with Molly as a pup, and our dear dog, Susie.  All gone, but never to be forgotten.

My beautiful Annie

Love o' my life - Ladde

Patch - our "puss among the posies".


Well, my hard working hubby has finished the painting project in the living room.  It looks awesome!!!  :)  Color me a happy, happy gal.  And once again, I'm pondering the same question - why did we wait so long to re-paint???  Seems to always be at the forefront of my thoughts after I see how big of a difference a coat of new paint offers.  Quite the conundrum.

The walls look rich.  There is simply no comparison.  Perfect color choice.  My arm hurts a little from patting myself on the back.  *sigh*  :)

We still have to buy, paint and install the trim boards, but we'll do that after the new flooring is in.  We're going to go pick up the flooring this weekend.  I can't wait!!

Which is all leading to the carpet.  The old, nasty, dirty carpet.  Hubby has got about half of the old stuff ripped out...and Lord in heaven! - What a disaster!!  I had no idea what was lurking beneath our carpet all this time.  Oh my!!  It is shocking!  It is nasty!!  I don't know if I will ever have carpet again!!  Seriously.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There was so much powdery dirt under there.  I vacuum.  I swear, I do!  And after raising several puppies over the past 19 years in our home, dirt wasn't the only remaining culprit.  Oh dear.  Yes, there are some piddle stains on the floor below, and the smell.  How do I describe a cross between old, stale, dog urine mixed in with a sour, mildewy scent?  I think you get the picture.  How in the world could we not smell that in our house?  Somebody tell me that, because as far as I knew, our home did not smell.  Please....tell me it didn't smell like that!  Now, I cannot wait to get the rest of that out of my house!  I mean pronto!!!

And before we begin laying the new flooring, we are painting the entire floor surface to seal it.  It just seems like a good idea.  *sigh*

But, I degress.  The project is coming along nicely.  I cannot wait to unroll the new area rugs and see what they're really going to look like.  I'll post pics soon.  Then I can start shopping for bamboo blinds for the windows, new curtains and some new chairs, possibly even a small table.  No wonder these projects always end up costing way more than what I budget for.  Sheesh!

I think I had a nightmare about a giant germ that used to live beneath our carpet last night...he was very upset, and he was chasing me...

*gulp*


10 comments:

L.Williams said...

Carpet is disgusting. I helped refloor my mom's house when I was 15. My job was in the destruction categorey (she always used me for Demos because I love the DESTROY!DESTROY!DESTROY!) So I tore up and rolled carpet and padding into mangeable strips to take to the dumb. Yes... ugh, carpet is so cheap most homeowners will hide all manner of disgusting underneath it.

Grey Horse Matters said...

We don't have any wall to wall in the house. Firstly because my son and husband have asthma and they are just dust collectors among other things. I like the look of wood floors and oriental rugs just for decorating style. You'll be glad you tore the carpet up. Can't wait to see the finished room. It sounds beautiful.

I noticed how clean Ladde is. Hope he is staying that way this winter.He's gorgeous.

Cindy D. said...

Ugh!! Carpet. I agree the most disgusting part of any house....I don't care how clean you are, it holds on to everything. When we moved from WY and I started moving the furniture I couldn't believe how gross it was, and Shampoo'd my carpets pretty regular. But anywhere the dogs slept...was ugh! But ya know, flooring is replace-able, but memories with my animals are not so I am over it for sure. Besides considering my life if the worst thing that ever touches me is a little dried piddle....I'm good. LOL

When I saw the pic of Ladde, my first thought was UFTA! He is a tank!

Are you going to post pics when it is done? If I'm going to "come home" each time I visit your blog, then I really want to be able to picture it! LOL

Kate said...

Carpet is scary. My new place has bare wood floors throughout - great for animal hair . . .

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Ugh our carpet is so old too!! I hate that baby is crawling on it. I'd love to tear it out and do laminate wood with throw rugs- once junior is walking well.

fernvalley01 said...

yup carpet is a funny thing , it seems clean but... eeewwww!!!

simply bev said...

Ladde is very handsome! I don't know why we wait so long to repaint. The process is no fun, but the end result makes me happy!

C-ingspots said...

Ladde clean!!?? Oh, you're too funny!!!! :) This photo is from last summer. Whenever he can, he is chocolate-dipped...and I live in Oregon, so you know what that means, right?

aurora said...

It's nice to see some summery green in January. Great photo of your dad, now we know where you got your love of dogs from. No doubt it brings back memories!

Your decorating enthusiasm serves you well!! If you have any leftover when you are done, send it my way - I could use some enthusiasm!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.