Sunday, January 2, 2011

weekend warriors

Wade and I are pretending to be weekend warriors today.  We did the dining room floor but since the living room and dining room are more or less one room we really wanted to do the living room too. We unexpectedly were able to buy the materials sooner than we thought so New Years eve day while I was at work Wade tore up the carpet in the living room.
This morning we got started and we've been working on it all day. I suppose if we were younger we could have been done sooner but old knees need frequent breaks. I'm almost afraid to lay down tonight because I don't know if I'll ever get back up. I've got the Ben-Gay on hand just in case.
I do have pictures of the room while we were working but haven't had time to get them off the camera yet.
Tomorrow I'll be more prepared with a post (I think so anyway).
If I didn't get around to visiting you today I promise I'll catch up. I've only been able to do my rounds while we've been taking breaks.
Breaks over, back to work!


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, do I love Ben-Gay. Looking forward to seeing pics of your hard work :)

Sandee said...

Can't wait to see the pictures. You've done some really great things during the holidays. I remember the painting during Thanksgiving. Got to do it when you can.

I hope your knees are kind to you in the morning.

Have a pain-free day. My best to your snoopervisor Duke. :)

livintheblues said...

oh Yeah definitely a Ben Gay moment..:)

BeadedTail said...

Wow! You were certainly much more productive this weekend than I was. I did get lots of magazines thrown out in the recycle but that's nothing compared to laying a new floor!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Wow- I'll enjoy seeing your new floor!

gayle said...

Can't wait to see your pictures!! I'm afraid to tell you this but I think you will be sore tomorrow!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Don't worry about the blogs. Get the floor done and get some good rest. We'll still be here when you get back. Kiss Duke for me!

Unknown said...

Well Ann I am impressed .... you are working so hard - I can't wait to see the results. In the meantime, may I wish you both a very Happy New Year!

tahtimbo said...

When I was doing our living room and dining room, I finally had to swallow my pride and use my wife's knee pads. I couldn't believe how my knees hurt after only a few hours. I SO wish I had some brain cells and would have thought about taking pictures while I was doing ours: it just never occurred to me.

J. M. P. said...

It's not bad at all to start the year with energy and many things to do. As you said in your previous post, let's keep looking ahead!

Russ said...

I am sure the floor is looking good. Now for the Ben Gay. We all use it at times. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.Have a good week.

Sheri said...

You sure do know how to ring in the new year! Just think how nice it will be when it's all said and done. Can't wait to see pictures.

Unknown said...

Did Duke find any long lost treats?

MadSnapper said...

good for you, hope you are able to get up this morning. can't wait to see what you accomplished.

Out on the prairie said...

Sounds like you need to invest in some foam kneepads, they are the best. I am sure you could add some bling to them to make them more appealing.LOL

Duni said...

Ann, your weekend sounds exhausting! I do look forward to seeing the the new floor when they're done :)

Anonymous said...

Wood floors of any kind are so much nicer than wall-to-wall. Carpets just are yucky and dirty, especially if you have pets.

Bossy Betty said...

Very cool! Love the sound and smell of progress! (Sometimes it smells like Ben-Gay!)

Donna said...

My knees are aching For you!!! Me thinks you two, work too hard!! lololol
Sweet sleep friend!!

Ann said...

LDH right this minute, so do

Sandee I just can't figure out why it is that we choose the holidays to do these major projects

livintheblues absolutely

beaded tail I think I would have rather gone through the old magazines it would have been less

sharkbytes, it made such a huge difference. when I get pictures of it I'll post some old ones too for a before and after

gayle I think you're right :)

ginny rest would be heavenly.

kloggers happy new year to you also. I can't wait till this is all done and everything is back together

tahtimbo Wade almost bought a kit that included knee pads but opted for one without them. Half way through the day he was wishing he would have gotten them

josep it was a good start to the year, it felt good to be doing something productive. but then it also hurt

russ the older I get the more I seem to use it

sheri well it is a different approach to celebrating that's for sure

fishhawk, Duke never loses his toys he knows exactly where they all are

sandra well I was able to get up but it was very very painful :)

out on the prairie I wish I would have had some even plain old boring ones would have been nice

duni yes it was but it was worth it

grace, I can't tell you how long I have been wanting to get rid of the carpeting. Now I have to work on getting rid of it in the bedrooms

Bossy betty LOL you are so right

donna I appreciate your sympathy pains and me thinks you are

Unknown said...

Wow you are ambitious fruitful and productive.... Very inspiring thanks for the Photos the tree looks stunning, and the work you've done is impressive God Bless and Happy Healthy 2011 Patricia

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