Happy 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!
We did our whole house like that while we lived in it. I feel for you.
😉 So you understand!!! A couple of days ….. we can do this…I hope ~
I am certain your hope will not disappoint.:-)
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.
We have two guys here doing it for us….we thought it would be better on our marriage this way 😉 It is a big ole mess!
Happy birthday, Paula! What a sweet tradition.
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.
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.
Happy Birthday week!! New floors is a wonderful birthday present to yourself, especially if someone else is doing it :).
Thank you….and yes…..you are so right!
Mom wants to do that in my room. I think it looks terrific!! XOXO -Bacon
That will be awesome for you! You’ll have to post pics when you get it done. paula ♥
Deal – I certainly will. I’m helping them get up the peel and stick tiles. My snout is a very powerful weapon – snort. XOXO – Bacon
Ugh…now that sounds like a job! *You* crack me up! 😉 hugs ♥
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!!
We are going with Shaw laminants. Excited to see the completed job. Thanks for the HB! We will have a fun week doing this and that! Hope your week RoCkS!
Nice! My week has already rocked…just bought my grand-daughter her first prom dress and she’s ecstatic! It’s good to be Nana:)
That is so exciting, Jeannette! What color is the dress? You must be the most popular/loved Nana ever!
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.
Thanks so much. Yes….I cannot wait for it to be done. But in the meantime I can get a lot done outside this afternoon. Cold and rain tomorrow, but so it goes. Have a great week! 😉
Happy birthday week to you, happy birthday week to you……
Thank you….thank you! ♥ Today has been exhausting….but is a GOOD exhaustions! 😉
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! ♥
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….
We love taking trips…but we are loving this as well. Umm…we will love it soon, at least! And what a honeymoon to remember for you guys! 😉
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!! 😉
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. 😉
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.
Oh the mess! It will be better. It will be better. It will be better. (in my head….all. day. long!) Thank you! 😉
I’m 100% sure it will a lot better. *smile
😉 I am in hiding again this morning. Tonight I will dance on new floors!
Thanks so much! 😉
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! ♥
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.
Happy earlier birthday!
Thank you so much!! A very long, but great day to kick it off. Have a super week! 😉
Happy birthday. Hope everything turns out just the way you want.
Thank you, Sheri! ♥
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 🙂
Thank you, Delores! Happy birthday to Lisa, too. Yes…Mom’s DO deserve celebration as well!! 😉
Thanks for shedding light on my birthday mopping! ♥
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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The house will look fantastic when it is all finished. Have a Happy Birthday week 🙂
Thank you. Enjoy the week as well! 😉
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Your hubby is ambitious and energetic. I know you will enjoy your “vacation” for a long time! 🙂