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.
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...