Monday, January 19, 2009

Today I Lost My Mind and Then Some

Today was the day that we started putting new floors in our home. Can somebody give me a WOOT-WOOT!!!

My excitement and enthusiasm for this day knows now bounds y'all. I have lived in this house for 12 years and for 12 years I have lived with teal green carpet. Teal. Really. While I am a lover of the color green, I absolutely loathe the color teal. Because I've looked at it for 12 years. I've vacuumed it for 12 years. I've re-vacuumed it for 12 years. I've cleaned every foul substance imaginable off of this teal green carpet and I've hated it for 12 long years. To say I'm happy to see it go is an understatement.

The contractor asked us, as they were ripping up this foul, stained ,teal green carpet, "do y'all wanna keep the carpet?"

I looked perplexed for a moment and then I went, "BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!". In a rather maniacal sort of way.

Then I spouted off, " If I could I'd take it in the back yard and set it on fire and do a celebratory Happy Dance all around it! MUHAHAHA!"

The contractor smiled that smile people do when they think your bulb's a little cracked and chuckled with the mandatory polite laughter. I'm quite certain that after I left the room he pulled out his little notebook of clients and wrote "NUTS!" next to my name.

Anyway, while this day has been a looooooong time a comin' and I have been just beside myself with excitement and anticipation, apparently I've been in some denial as well. You see, my friends and family who have been through this process before kept telling me that things were going to be a mess. I was told all manner of mayhem would break loose once this process was begun. I chose not to listen.

So today I dusted my family room before the floor guys got to my house. Ha! The bookshelves and the television we sparkling clean before the floors were laid. Ha! Imagine my surprise when I came into the family room to inspect the finished job and there was no less than and INCH of dust all over EVERYTHING!!!!

Things kinda fell apart from there.

I had children running amok through the house, around the workers, leaving little dusty footprints everywhere. Cats were lurking about, the dogs were going nuts in the back yard and I was slowly losing my sanity.

I finally took Harley to a dog kennel and he will be taking a mini doggy vacation until Wednesday. Actually, this was a bright spot in my day. I also locked the cats in the garge-office-room-thingy. Where the litter is basically.

My sister watched Grace, Liv and Hope so I could do the doggy run and go to Lowe's and Home Depot. After Monk picked them up and brought them home I realized within about 2.8 seconds that it wasn't going to work. I packed them right back up and went and crashed at my sister's house again where we feasted on Pizza Hut and chocolate chip cookies. Because we are refined folk, you know.

Did I mention that I've been to Lowe's and Home Depot both twice today? WITH a baby in tow!

Tomorrow I'm blowing this popsicle stand until all the work is finished! You know, I may not be a smart woman, but I know when to get the heck out of Dodge!

But the day wasn't a total waste. I did manage to sneak in a few picture of my family room. I took some before pics and some during pics. I didn't get a shot of the completed room yet because they started leveling our breezeway floor leading to our family room and I couldn't exactly tiptoe through the cement, you know.

But I did grab a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

This would be our family room with the ugly teal green carpet BEFORE they started. And no, it's never usually this clean.

This would be our family room approximately 2 hours later. I kept secretly snapping pictures while the workers weren't looking and Madgirl kept calling me a creeper. As if. Amazing transformation, huh?

Oh wait, this isn't the family room! Oh alright, I confess....I just threw it in 'cause I thinks she's cute! And she has the most spectacular blue eyes ev-ah!

As soon as the dust settle I'll bombard y'all with more pictures of my new and improved home!! WOOT! WOOT!

But for now I'm now going to grab my baby and go lose consciousness, because tomorrow is going to be some kind of crazy!


Anonymous said...

Wherever the contractor shalt be, so shall lurk insanity!! How'd ya like that little off the top of my head, words of wisdom!! Wait till you wake up one morning and you see his knobby head stuck peering in through your bedroom door...then your eyes meet his and the words he speaks makes you almost fall out of the bed... Ready?......Wuzya up yet??

Have fun, it will be worth it in the end.
Love, T.

I can't wait for the final pics!!

Rina said...

Teal? Really? I thought our carpet was bad!!! We're also getting our floors done in just a few short months and I am SOOOO excited. Away with the WHITE carpet (I have five kids and a huge dog. Needless to say, it's not white anymore!) Glad to know what to expect... I'll be sure to plan to be somewhere else when it arrives! :)
Can't wait to see the end results!

Christine said...

Michelle, It is looking lovely! I love laminate. ;)

mindi said...

Yea for you! We have hardwood and I LOVE them!!!