Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sanity still intact!



Yes, this is the dining room I was describing in this post I wrote the other day. The floor is done! And it really only took Friday night and Saturday to get it all done!

Thanks to the brilliance of our friend, Zach, the whole thing was done {including putting the baseboards back on} by 6:00-ish on Saturday night. The installation part anyway. jaysen and I spent Friday night ripping out the carpet and old vinyl that used to be there and had a fun time pulling out the board that the old vinyl was glued to. Unfortunately they had installed the cabinets ON TOP of this board {which is not the norm}. We were grateful to have Brandon down in the basement to guide us through the should do's and should not do's and also for the use of his fancy electric saw so that we could cut around the cabinets to get the boards out. {Don't you just love the unexpected?}

Anyway...the floor was all ready for the expertise of Zach and with him there, Jaysen was able to do his "man" duty and be tool-ish {which doesn't happen around here!} and they got it installed in no time.

I'd also like to take a minute here to thank dear Holly {Zach's wife} who let us steal her hubby for the entire day. Even though he is an accountant and tax season just got over {That means she just started seeing him again!} and even though she was gone for three days this last week and got home on Friday. You rock Holly! OH! And for letting me invade your home for a few hours at the end of the day. We ran out of things to do to keep the kids busy, so thanks for letting us come over and play. We hope you liked the shredded beef tacos we fed you for dinner. :0)

Yes, that means I was even actually able to eat dinner in my new kitchen/dining room! I plopped the meat and seasonings in my crockpot before we left the house yesterday morning and when I got home at 5:30....it smelled delicious! Easy as pie dinner. Good stuff!

Anyway...just thought I'd share my excitement with you after I went off on the hubby for his insaneness of destroying my home for the weekend. I lived. {obviously} And I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new kitchen floors! :0) I don't even need the floor runner to hide the scuff marks the old owner left behind! It's amazing!

Hope your weekend was a good one too!

18 comments:

Alicia said...

Ashlee, that looks beautiful, glad some sanity is returning. One day I will have home projects to make me go insane, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

hi ashlee,
way cool! beautiful!

talk went well. thanks for your encouragement and cute comments this week. i posted about it tonight. my head is spinning (good thing) from the positive reactions. in awe here :)

take care, kathleen xo

Meg said...

Nice floors!

Keep the kids'rollerblades away from them!

Buxton Family said...

They look great. Which Brandon helped? I am excited to see your new house this summer. It is coming fast!

AmyJ said...

That's the last time I bring you an italian soda! ha ha
It looks great!

Shannon said...

They look really good. How fun to get new floors. How is the basement coming?

Sister Sassy said...

it's SOOOOOO Pretty! Really truly pretty!!

Also, because I'm totally neurotic... email me (neurotic because I keep saying it different places but am paranoid you won't see it)

Amber M. said...

Looks fabulous!! Don't you just love talented (and helpful) friends?

Anonymous said...

I want that is my kitchen. It looks wonderful. So much better then the carpet I have in my dining room

Rachelle

Christie said...

Beautiful!

~Virginia~ said...

crap and a half. this is the 6th time i've had to do the word verification. sigh.

i love the color of the kitchen! :) everything looks great!

Cameron said...

That looks great!

Montay said...

So nice I am trying to convince rob to do the same

Anderson's said...

Wow! It looks even better than when we left on Saturday! Abby is critiquing the picture too and thinks it looks great!
Those taco/burrito things you made were fantastic. I will have to steal the idea from you and make it sometime!
p.s. We are holding Kenzee's littlest pet until you come back!!

katie said...

It is a beautiful floor!

Jen said...

Wow--it looks GREAT!! I'm so glad that the process was over and done quickly!

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Kitchen looks fab.

Jane the Sane said...

It is beautiful Ashlee. You must be so happy :)