Well, with more snow last night, no outdoor chores are getting accomplished today. Zane and Cary are up at the shop fabricating detail sections for some of our outdoor projects, cleaning and reorganizing workbenches, and even put new axles and related parts on Zane's car. Indoor days force us to do things we have been putting off, because we would rather be outside!
As for me, taxes submitted and refunded; computer work caught up; bills paid last week. Destiny had thankfully cleaned out the two house refrigerators last week, and ironed for me, so, what was left to do?
DESTRUCTION! Of the horrible, broken, rug- covered-up 50 year old linoleum floor in the kitchen! While Eddie had the excuse of still doing school work down in his man cave bedroom, and the 3 little ones were up at the shop playing under Dad's supervision, Destiny and I got out the claw hammers,and started ripping and pulling and breaking cracked, aged flooring! It was beautiful and clean and bright when the Irey's installed it no doubt back in the last century, but it was time! We figured even if all we did was thoroughly sweep the wood underfloor we uncovered, it would be cleaner and better looking than what we have put up with for too many years.
Most of it came up fairly easily; we had to move the table and chopping block first, then the oven and refrigerator next, but it is all ripped out, including down the hall and into the bathroom!
Destiny asked "What are we going to put down? Can we do it today?" Well, her naivety about home remodeling shined through with those questions! At least I knew the answers. "We have beautiful flooring we bought 10 years ago and never had time to install, so that is taken care of. When? Well, a day at a time for a few hours each, we'll work on it until it is finished. Maybe a week?" I didn't have the heart to tell her it wouldn't be until after her birthday party, but her two friends coming are from families with homes in constant remodel, so no peer judging there!
Gotta go find the shop vac to get that old wood underfloor as clean as possible before dinner. No 'before' pictures, but we'll for sure post some 'after' ones. Hope the big kids out of the nest will this and be pleasantly shocked with what their ol' mother does during her afternoons now!