So, it’s been a while since I actually sat down and blogged – basically since my Rocky Raccoon recap over a month ago. I would apologize, but you get what you pay for around here. Besides, if you’ve been hanging on pins and needles to find out what’s been going on in my life, you probably should be questioning your life.
Anyways, so here’s a very random recap of what’s been going on. No rhyme or rhythm, but I did include pictures – that has to count for something, right?
I’ve got a sprint tri coming up in five weeks. Yikes. I really need to start swimming! More importantly, I need to drop a few pounds. I’m going to need my wetsuit for this race, and there is currently zero chance that I’d be able to zip that baby up around me right now. If I drop seven pounds, I think I’ll make it in. So there’s my goal. Seven pounds in five weeks.
Speaking of house projects, I feel like that’s all I’ve been doing lately. But they count as cross-training, right? We had a leak in the main water line that feeds our house, which lead to a weekend of plumbing for me (I like most house projects, but plumbing is never something I’ve enjoyed). I called some plumbers out to find and fix the leak, but they got real shady on me so I told them to leave. Glad I did since they were wrong about where the leak was. So I ended up digging up part of our front yard and running a new water line through the attic. I only had to cut holes in the drywall in three rooms to run the new line.
And then there is our bathroom remodel, which hasn’t exactly been going as planned.
The bathroom is still a work in progress. I’ve made more trips to Home Depot in the last two weeks than any person should have to make in a lifetime. Seriously, I think I’ll count up my credit card receipts sometime. I must be somewhere around 24 trips. Once it’s all finished, I may post a before and after.
But the one project that did go “as planned” around here was the new wood floors in our bedroom. The bedrooms are the only rooms with carpet in them, but having three big dogs isn’t very conducive to carpet anywhere. So, we decided to spend the rest of our tax refund on some new flooring for our bedroom. My wife and I have laid hardwood floors together at least three times. And by hardwood floors, I mean the true hardwood floors that need to be nailed down to the subfloor. When we moved in two years ago, we put down hand-scraped bamboo in most of the main living areas. This round, we went with “engineered hardwoods” that click together. Holy sh*t, what a difference! I helped Natasha with the first two rows, and then went into the bathroom to work. Before I knew it, she had pretty much finished the entire bedroom by herself.
It looks a lot better in there now, and I feel cleaner without the carpet. Hopefully this coming weekend I can finish up our bathroom, and then we can stop living in a construction zone. I’m getting tired of tripping over my tools every time I turn around!