We’re at it Again

I’m FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE; almost!!! We are finally on our way to being a carpet-free house. There will be no more spilled grape juice messes that require hardcore scrubbing to remove any evidence. Actually, there has never been any spilled grape juice in my house because, ever since we’ve had kids, I don’t allow them to drink grape juice or grape soda in our house just because I never wanted to have to do the hardcore scrubbing. Any grape juice consumption is done at the grandparent’s house. They still haven’t learned their lesson and for them, cleaning up after grandchildren gives them some type of weird pleasure.

This isn’t grape juice, but it is almost as scary. It’s a contractor chalk that was used by someone who is not yet a contractor (don’t tell him that), stands a little over three feet high, and has an occasional habit of making artwork in the most unusual places.

It’s probably the worst time of the year to be removing the comfort and warmth of carpet and replacing it with the hard and very cold – but really, really pretty – wood I step onto every single morning. Maybe I could use some of the remnants left from this demo job and make me a little step rug. That probably wouldn’t be a good idea. This carpet is ready to go.

It would take a lot, like one million…no make that one billion dollars for me to voluntarily ever put carpet in my house again. I truly have nothing against carpet, other than I’m always wondering what is lurking beneath the fibers and resting on the padding below that my steam cleaner couldn’t really get to.

It’s probably really that I just think the wood is so pretty. It may not come in a variety of colors, but when it shines, there is nothing like it and the natural design in each slab of wood is something to marvel at.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who gets excited about our continued renovation. For some, they just want to dance.

Others just kick up their legs.

After the excitement has settled in, they flex their muscles and get to work because that is the only way any of this carpet removal, wood laying project is going to be completed.

My two cents for anyone considering having children. Do it because they are great little helpers and never run out of energy.

In our house, we’re equal opportunity employers. What they don’t get paid in cash, they eat in food, which may explain the increase in appetites of all three of them. It could also be due to the fact that they’re just growing up.

Sometimes, you need to get to the bare bones of it all too really understand the meaning of life.

See some of the other work we’ve done.

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5 Responses to “We’re at it Again”

  • Comment from Rana

    Ohhh! New floors I can’t wait to see the finished product.
    I know what you mean about eating you out of house and home ours are doing the same thing. I think they are storing up for the winter. Happy Home Improving!!!

  • Comment from Techie Mama

    Wow…makes me wish we could get rid of our carpet and get hardwood floors instead! I am so with you about the grape juice :-)

  • Comment from Dee

    Oh, I am totally jealous! Life with carpet stresses me out. I hate worrying about spills and vacuuming is one of my least favorite things to do.

  • Children are such great helpers. My two boys always want to help.

    Came over via The Homeshool Lounge.

  • I do have something against carpet! I hate it! Down with carpet!

    Unknown Mami,

    I think we need to go on the road together and protest against carpet users. Of course we would have to do that in California because I believe that is the only state in which we would find people who would listen to us and join us in our efforts. Californians fall for just about anything :). Yes, I can say that.

    Milk & Honey Mommy

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