Friday, January 14, 2011

Light at the end of the tunnel...

Happy Friday! This has been a super bizzy week in the Houck house. 8 days ago dh & I moved our entire bedroom and closet belongings into our girls' bedroom and the spare bedroom. Last Friday the workers arrived and pulled up our wall-to-wall carpet upstairs and put down wood laminate. I am so pleased! It looks better than I imagined judging from the small store sample I chose. Friday night dh & I had to move all our master furniture and the other bedrooms' furniture into our bedroom. Saturday the workers finished the entire upstairs. We spent Sunday putting the upstairs back together and moving everything in the basement (including closets) into one corner of the basement. Monday the workers pulled up the basement berber carpet and put down wood laminate in half of the basement. That night we had to move it all to the finished portion. Tuesday I had to clear the living room, Wednesday the dining room (they put in hardwood steps on the stairs that day), Thursday the kitchen. Yep, I'm a little achy and sore.

You may recall I am moving my entire craft room to the basement. My parents came on Tuesday to help. I could not have survived without their help that day! My mom packed my china cabinet while my dad and I moved all of my craft room stuff to the basement. We worked from 8:30am-2:30pm. Then they went home before the snow storm started.

Today we have to vacate the main level of our house for 4 days while they sand and re-stain our existing hardwood floors in the kitchen/foyer and stain the new hardwood floors in the living room and dining room to match. We are moving into our basement for the next four days (don't worry...we have a small shower down there). That should give me time to get my craft room in working order and dh to set up the computer; but I honestly think those boxes are multiplying every time I go down there :)

5 comments:

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Wow. I hurt just thinking about it, but OMG WOOD FLOORS! I'm sure it will all be worth it!

Roberta said...

Wow...you need a tub to soak in for sure ;) I know when we put the new floors in here at the Love Shack, the reveal was so much better than we had expected as well. NOW I've got the floors all covered up with the bookcases and furniture...lol Try to have a wonderful weekend...I'm thinking good thoughts for you ;) Fondly, Roberta

alienanessa said...

It's alotta work, I know, but wow so worth it!! Thank goodness your bodies are keeping up with you; mine would've dropped weeks ago. Can't wait for you to have a scrap room again!! <3 <3

lauren bergold said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOWZA missus! i cannot even *IMAGINE* the level of work and stress involved in this...and just that you've done all the packing/schlepping YOURSELVES and so quickly!!!!!!! well, if the whole crafty empire doesn't work out, i'm pretty sure you could get lucrative jobs in the moving industry!!! :)

(the new flooring is indeed FAB♥U♥LOUS though...definitely "worth it" but still...masssssssive work!)

Just Call Me Grammy said...

WoW. We did a couple of these projects, like laying laminate in my hubby's office and moving my craft room to the basement, but we did them one at a time. You have got to be exhausted! We need to have the hardwood floors on our main level sanded and refinished, but the whole moving out for a few days and moving EVERYTHING seems overwhelming. Hope the projects are all finished soon so you can relax and enjoy your beautiful new spaces!