And so it begins....
That's what my dining room looks like right now. Every belonging we have that couldn't be packed up is stacked in there. There's a tiny corner of the table that's open where my computer sits, and that's where you'll find me for the next two days. My garage is full of dismantled bed frames and Rubbermaid tubs. We have made a hefty contribution to Abilene's trash collection, and we carted off a crap-ton of toys, clothes and furniture to storage (that we'll hopefully sell in a garage sale).
Why all the fun, you ask? We are getting new floors. Something I am very excited about! New tile in the bathrooms.... new (fake) wood flooring in J's bedroom and new carpet throughout the rest of the house. The only floor that has been "updated" since I moved here fifteen years ago is the kitchen, so it's about time the rest of the house catches up! We had planned to do this a few years ago, right before I got sick. And then I got sick. Cancer was a much higher priority than carpet. Now I'm better, so here we go!
That's exciting, right? The prep work was not so exciting. I honestly feel like we could have been on an episode of Hoarders. My kids had SO MUCH STUFF!!! I admit I have a lot of shoes, and even more books. But that's it, and they can both be neatly (sort of) contained. But J & K? Gah. I swear their rooms were like a disaster zone. I almost thought about calling in the National Guard. Obviously I need to do a better job of weeding out more than just clothes that don't fit anymore.
However, that's all done. The floor guy is here now banging and scraping and ripping up old carpet. By tomorrow night, we'll hopefully have brand spanking new floors and can start to re-right the ship that kind of resembles the Titanic right now. Once we get the beds back together, I can take my time putting a lot less stuff back in a much more organized fashion. If you know me, then you know that is right up my alley. Typical OCD perfectionist stuff.
Hopefully my next post will have before and after pictures so I can show off my nice, clean, new floors!
(I'm also still oven-less so we are eating out a lot, which helps with not having a kitchen table! But the new one shipped, so hopefully this week....)