Back in the Saddle

I haven’t posted here in a while because there has been so much going on lately.  The biggest thing going on right now is that I am pregnant, and due in December.  This news has precipitated lots of projects around the house.  We had been planning to do several more things to the house, but the impending birth has really lit a fire under our bums.

We have replaced the counters in the kitchen and been planning our attack on the horrible flooring throughout the house.  We are also trying to pick out paint colors for most of the house as well.  In addition, I am trying to pull together the last of what I need for the baby/nursery.  Whew!

The flooring issue is partly settled, with carpet being the outstanding issue.  We will be installing wood laminate in the main part of the house ourselves and hiring someone to install new carpet in the bedrooms.  We have also contracted for all of the main part of the house to be painted professionally.

I am really not looking forward to all the upheavel that will be accompanying all of these projects.  We will basically be moving almost every piece of furniture we own (probably several times over) and cleaning like mad in between tile removal and paint.  I just hope we can finish it all by the end of July so I can have plenty of time to set up the nursery.

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I can’t wait for the new flooring because it will be so much easier to keep clean.  It drives me nuts to think of just how much dirt and dust just gets trapped by carpet that you can never sufficiently clean.  I do appreciate the softness of carpet and that is why we are replacing it in the bedrooms, but for the main, high-traffic areas, I want a hard surface.

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