new floors 001 new floors 015 new floors 013 new floors 012Happy Birthday to ME! Nope….today is not my birthday. yes you DO still have time to send me that birthday money! 😉 But it is my birthday week. Hubby always takes the week off for my birthday and we take a road trip. This year we decided to do something a wee bit different. We are getting new floors put down. I am a prisoner feeling a bit claustrophobic this morning, trapped in my room with towels stuffed underneath the closed-door. The dust is flying from grinder.  It will be all good when it’s done though. I keep saying to myself.  And as soon as it warms up outside….I’ll be off to work in the yard!

Have a good week my friends.  I’ll check in tomorrow!

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58 Responses to Vacation?

  1. Peter Wiebe says:

    We did our whole house like that while we lived in it. I feel for you.

  2. Dena says:

    As soon as it warms up outside…hahahaha! I’m beginning to believe winter will NEVER END! Only kidding, I bought okra seedlings as a sign of hope. They’re still inside 😦 Also, it’s best to stay away from tile floor installation. I’ve installed tile floors once. ONCE. I’ll never do it again.

  3. Happy birthday, Paula! What a sweet tradition.

  4. Ooh what fun! I don’t envy the dusting mess you will have to clean up. That dust gets into EVERYTHING! The last time Clint did a tiny bit of grinding (and we put up plastic drops to contain the area), I had to wash all my dishes. With a big job, it will get into your closets! I hope they are able to keep in contained and that you will soon be posting a brand new floor! What kind are you getting?
    I will miss your trip photos this week; but maybe you can do a progression of your floor montage.
    Happy Birthday!

    • Their grinder has a vacuum on it….pretty cool…but still a mess. Part of this “gift” includes a cleaning crew at the end. What a blessing! Shaw laminants are what we are going with. I always think about Clint when I think about floors. Mr. Tile. Man.

      • Wow, your Man thought of EVERYTHING! He is going to deserve a batch of cookies or something.
        Yeah Clint says he still cringes every time he sees someone on their knees. He spent over 30 years there and he still hurts from it!

      • We will need a vacation from our vacation! Anxious for everything to be back in place….but now I am rearranging everything. I do love the floors! The guys did an amazing job. Clint is a craftsman deluxe….but I’m sure he does not miss it.

      • You’ve got that right, he doesn’t LOL
        He helps me with my projects from time to time when he starts getting nostalgic.

  5. Happy Birthday week!! New floors is a wonderful birthday present to yourself, especially if someone else is doing it :).

  6. PigLove says:

    Mom wants to do that in my room. I think it looks terrific!! XOXO -Bacon

  7. Jeannette from the CA coast says:

    Happy birthday Paula!! I love the idea of new floors for a birthday gift:) What kind of floor is going down after the grinding? Maybe we’ll get an “after” photo:) Have fun in the garden and the rest of the week!!

  8. What a nice birthday present. You have to suffer a bit for it but think how wonderful it will be when it’s all finished. I went through this dust and inconvenience when we had our floors redone but it was so worth it! Happy birthday, Paula.

  9. Happy birthday week to you, happy birthday week to you……

  10. Bonnie says:

    Oh jeez..wish you were putting some miles on your car and camera, but yes, this stuff must get done! It will be so nice when it’s all done..yay! The week will fly by [easy for me to day, huh!?!)! Happy Monday of your birthday week! 🙂

    • Am ready to crash tonight….and they will be back early in the a.m. But much was accomplished outside today while they were working inside….so all is well. Except I may not be able to move in seven hours when it will be necessary once again! Cartwheels may have to wait a bit! 😉 Have a good week Bon Bon! ♥

  11. Happy Birthday Week! I’m all for that way to celebrate and am doing the same the following week.
    Reminds me of when we took our first week of our honeymoon to strip floors and paint our first apartment in Brooklyn….

  12. artsifrtsy says:

    Happy Birthday! I had being in the midst of a remodel while you are in the house – take the trip and come home to a clean finished house:)

    • If not for the pups….it would be easier to manage. Sugar stresses over change. We took lots of walks today…and *glove* catch. A beautiful day here, thank goodness….as we spent most of it outside. Storms are headed this way though….highs tomorrow in the 40’s….cannot wait for the cleaning crew after the floor crew!! 😉

      • artsifrtsy says:

        One of my pups is stressed by change too. My little remodel stretched out to three weeks. By the time it was over she was fine with walking over tools and cords – it was her new normal. Home that cleaning crew gets there soon!

      • They had to do a lot of leveling out today….so if the filler is dry in the a.m. the floor install will be finished tomorrow pm. Then just moving ALL of the furniture back in….and then the cleaning! Anxious for it to be done. Three weeks….wow. Sugar is calmer tonite. Baby doesn’t really care. 😉

  13. viveka says:

    Happy Birthday …. I don’t want to be in your house or shoes at the moment. I hope it will be fixed soon and whenever you decide to come down .. I will be here.

  14. amb says:

    Happy Birthday week Paula!! Love that you’re celebrating over a number of days, you deserve it! Can’t wait to see the “after” photos once the floors are done, I’m sure it will be worth all the dust 🙂

    • Thanks Amber! It will be a fun week and we put the “work” at the front end of it so we can enjoy the play even more. The team that is doing our work is awesome. That helps so much! Have a great week, friend! ♥

  15. Your picture…the one that has the Madonna and Child…yes that one – I have it in my bedroom! My Mom does Bunka (Japanese needlework)! How freaky to see it in one of your posts!

    • You are kidding?!?! Most people do not realize it is needlework even in person! Hubby bought that for me when I was pregnant with our oldest son (who is now 27)….so it’s been around a very long while. Too cool. Way cool. Love it.

  16. Happy earlier birthday!

  17. Happy birthday. Hope everything turns out just the way you want.

  18. We laid flooring down in our OK house too… yeaahh… that was fun LOL But it was WORTH IT!!

    • Happy Birthday Week to you Paula! Our daughter, Lisa, just had her birthday week too. She lines up special events for every day. Personally, I think we mom’s deserve some sort of celebration. How does your mom feel about that? Oh, you will love your new floors. Every time you mop them you will think about being another year older! Sorry 🙂

    • These have turned out great….but putting things back together has been quite the chore. Cleaning help tomorrow….just in time! I think I will think it is worth it once it is CLEAN! 😉

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  20. The house will look fantastic when it is all finished. Have a Happy Birthday week 🙂

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  22. tchistorygal says:

    Your hubby is ambitious and energetic. I know you will enjoy your “vacation” for a long time! 🙂

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