Sunday, January 30, 2011

My FIL is Awesome!

Almost 2 weeks ago the hubby's parents came into town.  We have been planning to replace the carpet throughout the bed rooms and the hallway to them.  My FIL and BIL both do floor work so FIL came in to lay the floor for us.  The day after they arrived he began to work on the hallway.  We had pulled up the carpet there a long time ago because I couldn't handle the smell anymore.  The previous owners' dog had peed all on it and it was attracting my old dog to do the same.  And no matter how much I scrubbed the smell was there.  And each time it rained the smell was infuriating.  The hubby pulled it out one day because it was making my mood so horrific...THANK YOU SWEETIE!  Well I went to do grocery shopping to get out of his way.  And upon my return about 2 hours later, the hall was almost complete!  The girls bedrooms followed within the next couple days.  On Sat him and hubby began our bedroom.  We were just a little short of what we needed so only half of the bedroom got done till Tuesday since we had to wait till Monday so hubby  could get the rest we needed.
It is complete now and looks fabulous.  Hubby has a couple things to do to finish it completely such as put those little seam things in from where the wood meets the tile in the rest of the house and the carpet we left in the bedroom closets.
I am so very thrilled though.  It looks awesome!!  Before and after pictures coming soon.  We are painting our bedroom soon so I will wait for that.  I am also using this as inspiration to get rid of tons of stuff we don't need.  We have way too much junk that just makes for more than needed work.
I also am thrilled with the cleaning of the new floors.  I knew it would come in handy with pets, but no idea how soon.  The night right after the floors were done my poor older dog got super sick.  I woke up to her getting sick and once got the light on discover the poor thing (and sorry for this) had it coming out both ends.  And at 4 in the morning when you are so very very tired after what was the beginning of a 2nd super duper rough week of work and worried about your poor old dog, scrubbing carpet is not what you want to do.  I loved that is just took some paper towels a  couple sprays of cleaner and a few wipes and it was clean!  I am also happy to report she was doing well by the time I went in to work.  Definitely dehydrated and drinking lots of water but gave me a few happy tail wags.  I am also so thankful my MIL loves her and was there to keep an eye on her while I was at work...looks like it was a quick doggy stomach bug.
More from the past couple of weeks, but I will make that another day.

1 comment:

Christy Lynn said...

Oh honey, I feel you on the carpet thing. The carpet in the study in our house smells like cat pee--apparently a former tenant used to keep their cat in that room when they left the house and the smell is just terrible! Haven't quite figured out what to do about it, but if it stays terrible we may ask the landlord if we can change the flooring in there. If we recarpeted at least it's only a small room and the neighboring room is wood flooring. We're also getting rid of a few things here and there, it feels kinda good to purge stuff, doesn't it? Maybe I should have done that before we moved, but it's kind of easier to do on this end, ha!