What did you do on the weekend?

So Friday evening Jamie and I are sitting outside on the big deck, discussing what we will do over the weekend. Sharlyn and Sullivan were heading out for the weekend to go to a weekend concert in the city, which included camping over. Jamie and I were going to have the weekend to ourself with a big block of free time. It was supposed to rain on and off for most of the weekend, so any outside projects we have on our list were going to be put off until Sunnier days.

“So what do you think?” I asked Jamie — “can ‘it’ be done and how long will ‘it take'”

So as most of you know, at least those of you who have been following along with the life and times of Truddleland, Jamie and did a huge whole house renovation / add on about 10 years or so ago… (wow has it really been that long?!?!?!) You will also know that this renovation is still not totally done. You will know that on the main floor of the house we have plywood floors still in the kitchen, laundry room, and living room….

Well ok, we used to have plywood floors in the kitchen, laundry room and living room. As of this late yesterday afternoon we only have plywood floors in the kitchen and laundry room. Our living room is now finished!

Friday night at about 7:00 pm Jamie and I headed into town to have a look at the flooring, and to pick up chinese food for dinner. We arrived back home around 9:00 p.m. with a Jeep full of flooring and a bag holding the chinese food. We ate our dinner, rolled up our sleves and dug in. First we moved all the flooring into the hallway – all 23 boxes of it, along with 3 rolls of foam backing. We moved everything out of the living room and into the dining room. I mean everything! Every knicknack, all the furniture, which includes 3 couches, tons of baby stuff, all the curtains from the 5 windows in the living room. By the time we went to bed on Friday night the living room was empty, and the dining room was full to the brim!

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First thing Saturday morning we dug in with the floor. Jamie worked on the floor, and I helped him where I could with that, and when I was not helping him I was washing curtains, windows, woodwork, and everything else that was in the room.
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We worked throughout the day and by the time we headed to bed Saturday night we were halfway done.

Sunday we finshed up with the last half of the floor as well as hung curtains, re-attached base boards (Jamie built the baseboards so that they are attached in a hinged fashion so they can flip up to hide wires and plugins.)

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and by the time Sharlyn and Sullivan arrived back home the floor was done!

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By the time we went to bed last night all the furniture had been moved back into the living room!

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As you can see both Dudley and Tye were exhausted!

So today we will finish fluffing the living room (putting back pictures and other such things), and give the dining room a little bit of sugar as well to sweeten it up after holding all that stuff.

So – that is what we did over the weekend…. what were you up to?

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  1. your floor is beautiful!! things have been hard here with the accident. there has been so much death and tears, but this weekend we went for a picinic at the lake and a bbq at the inlaws.. lots of smiling.. lol.. hopefully this is the silver around the clouds and the sun is just around the corner..

  2. Wow, Truddle! I love your new floors! They’re beautiful!!!

  3. Wowie!!! what you have done is nothing short of a miracle in just a couple of days!! the floors look amazing!! looks like sulli is going to enjoy scooting on the floor!!

  4. Wow! You really took advantage of every moment available to you. I’m proud of you. You must be proud, too! Congrats!

  5. Wow!! Beautiful flooring, Truddle. I can’t believe you did all of that in one weekend.

  6. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. We are loving the new floor — Monday was a bit rough on Jamie and I as we tried to work through the stiffness, but it was so worth it!

  7. Lovely job, Truddle!
    The pups look like they must have helped quite a bit. 😉

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