Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ready, set, go

Yesterday the installer came to measure the rooms for the new flooring.  I don't know how long we have to wait before they are installed since the flooring has to be ordered.  But that gives me time to decide about the paint color and finish getting the second room cleared out.  Ron and I have decided to paint the rooms ourselves.

Our Thanksgiving plans are to go to my daughter's house.  My son-in-law is cooking a ham and we are doing the turkey/dressing.  Daughters are preparing all the sides.  Should be fun.  Mike absolutely loves Thanksgiving because we load him up with leftovers.  We have a few guests joining us this year because the more the merrier.  It sure is more relaxing when you are retired.  I don't have to try and fit everything around a work schedule.  I LOVE IT!

I have to try and keep my tendency for perfection in check.  Since we are fixing up things in the house I can get a little obsessed with perfection and cleanliness.  When Ron and I got married I really worked hard to let it go.  When my hip got so bad it really was easier to relinquish control because frankly I had no choice.  But  now I feel great and it is getting harder to reign it in.  

I hate to say this but men are kinda like pigs.  They don't see dirt they just create it.  Ron is a big guy and sometimes he's like a bull in a china closet.  Somehow he can break stuff just walking by it.  After we got married he started using the 1/2 bath in the guest room.  I had fixed the room and bath up very feminine and it had just been redone before the wedding.  He managed to break the soap dish almost immediately. I think it is because it is such a tight space he can't turn around without hitting something.

I'm anxious to get started and even more anxious to be finished!


Olga Hebert said...

i have to say that my Mike was very neat and tidy always, very organized. He also had excellent eyesight except for that strange condition that prevented him from seeing dust. I asked him to vacuum one time in our entire married life and he said, "But I don't know where the vacuum is kept." But in fairness, his neatness made it very easy for me to whisk through with a duster and vacuum so I am not really complaining.

Deb said...

Hi Dani,

I've not been blogging or even reading blogs since September, and you've been busy since you've retired! Congratulations on the weight loss! It makes a difference doesn't it?

I was pleased to read that you made it to Kingman to visit Karma, and that Mike (and Bella) survived your absence. It's too bad your daughter's marriage has ended, we've been through that with both our sons. It's hard on everyone.

Laminate or hardwood floors are *definitely* easier to keep than carpet. You'll never catch me with carpeted floors again if I have anything to say about it. We ripped the carpets out of the last place we bought and replaced it with laminate - even the *bathroom* in that house had wall-to-wall carpet (even around the toilet!). You can't tell me that's not nasty!

Good luck with the floors and painting!

Deb in Calgary