Hello and welcome back. Happy Tuesday! We had been enjoying the spring weather and lack of rain until yesterday. Hopefully it's just a blip and more sunshine is to come as we're on spring break and would like to enjoy the great outdoors more. We're also enjoying our nice new carpet and can now slowly work on putting our house back together. What a process! But it's nice to finally be getting it done. We have no real plans for our break as we need to work on the house, but will try to fit in some fun family activities here and there. Now the only thing left is the upstairs bathroom renovation which will have to wait until after the summer craziness ends.
Here are last week's pictures which are a bit underwhelming because of the carpet install but such is life:
Day 98- Monday, 4/8/19
As we clear bedrooms for new carpet the pets and kids get displaced and have to find new places to do homework and hangout. No one is happy about the changes but we all know it's just temporary.
Day 99- Tuesday, 4/9/19
In addition to working on the house, work in the lab must continue and of course just before I'm set to go on leave we get an emergency blood sample that must be set up in culture and tested for other possible processing. As long as I can get it all started then hopefully, Brittany, our lab assistant can keep it going while I'm away.
Day 100- Wednesday, 4/10/19
All the bedrooms, hallways, and closets are cleared and now the stuff is either in our pool room or garage until the carpets are in. Install day is tomorrow and after a couple weeks of packing here and there we are ready!
Day 101- Thursday, 4/11/19
It took 12+ hours but it's all done! We now have new carpet upstairs and in a few places downstairs. The gold-like, smashed-flat carpet is the 17 year-old stuff that was removed and the beige-brown with grey undertones is the new stuff that went in. It feels so much better on the bare feet.
Day 102- Friday, 4/12/19
TGIF! It's also the official start of spring break but the carpet installers left so late last night and we all had work and school today which means the rooms are not put back together so we're still all feeling super displaced. Brandon is on his phone on the dog bed because his room is empty and our couch is buried in stuff that belongs in a the downstairs coat closet which just got new carpet. Hopefully after tomorrow things will feel more back to normal.
Day 103- Saturday, 4/13/19
We made good progress working hard all day to get bedrooms set back up and our living space downstairs cleared from boxes so now we celebrate. Cheers to a night out! We so needed this after the week we had and what better way to enjoy than with good friends.
Day 104- Sunday, 4/14/19
Spring has sprung and my front yard is in full bloom. When I feel overwhelmed with boxes inside I can just step outside and find peace in my yard. Things are better and almost back in place so everyone can be more relaxed including the pets who were just as affected by all this as we were. Bella is happy to be able to come back inside and is enjoying the quiet afternoon on her bed with a couple new toys she got for her birthday last week
That's it! See you next week after our spring break.