Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ryan's room

Almost done... I'm beat, and I don't have much to say. I got rid of Lisa's old Crib today. A woman I work with is adopting an 18 month old, and I hope it helps her out. :)

Anyway... I didn't finish Ryan's room, but it's all set for tomorrow, and I should be able to finish before noon time.

just a little left to go... I have to do the closets, but I already back-cut all the moldings (ick) and pulled out all the baseboard... it should be pretty easy to do, after I clean up my pile of debris.

Les Pile DeJour:


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ryan's room gets a floor

Sooo... It's like 9pm and I got about 1/2 the room done. First I had to strip out the carpet... since I don't have a good wide angle for the camera (digital) it makes it hard to show it a good before, but here is what is looked like without a carpet:

That didn't take tooo long to clean out, and after a dump run and fill up at D&D, I got to putting the flooring in.... I got about 1/3 of the way done today, and I did take my time. Tomorrow I'm thinking I'll have at least everything up to the closet completed and then I'll prolly post a wide angle picture for you to peek at.

Here's where I am today:

The boys are asleep and I will be able to work alone for most for the day tomorrow.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas break musings.

We're almost finished with Christmas. It's like the holiday that never ends. I like it because I get to see family and friends that I don't normally get an opportunity to see, however, I get so exhausted in the process that I feel happy to be back at home for a day or two after the visitation is over. :)

Here are the pictures so far....

Today we have some more friends stopping by and tomorrow I am going to start installing hardwood floors in Ryan's room if this cold I have brewing doesn't overcome me in the morning.

This year, I completed a kitchen renovation that took about 5 days of time, and with the help of my family, we completely gutted and replaced my kitchen. It was hard work, but I loved the results:

Kitchen Renovation

I have since installed new flooring into my bedroom and my brother-in-law helped me install some recessed lighting in our living room. Next will be Ryan's and Connor's rooms along with gutting the three bathrooms. (eek) Lise and I are excited about the transformation, but we have to get some trim work completed and a few weekend projects done before we can get our teeth into the baths. Who knows, maybe I'll changes jobs and work as a carpenter like my grandfather.

Ok.. back to more house cleaning and getting Connor to go to sleep. If anyone knows anything I leagally do to make an overtired 3 year old take a nap, I'd be interested.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

First Blog

So I have no clue if I'll keep this up, but I set up a Blog for my Mom today and I figured that I'd share a little. First.. I don't think of myself as a blogger, I'm actually one to think this kinda stuff is hokey, unless you're a Rick Steves type and need to communicate with an audience. Secondly, I'm not so sure that I have anything of importance to say that I feel is worth anyone's time or Googability.