Looking down the hallway towards my daughter's room is my great big dresser. Then turning the other direction looking towards our room is my husbands great big highboy dresser. Try putting away folded laundry into them monstrous things with about 10 inches of clearance to squeeze your body into. I guess that is one incentive plan to not gain any weight. Because I tell ya, 5 pounds and I won't have access to my hallway or things in my dresser!
And of course there is all the tools that go with the job all over the place. And this, oh my goodness, is the spare room that just got renovated:
When I took this pic a couple of days ago it was actually not bad compared to today. Now the whole of the contents of my closet have also exploded into here. It makes me wish now I would have participated in one of Laura's Monthly Organizing Round-Ups in which she did closets. Sigh. I knew it would turn around and bite me someday. Well today's the day, I guess. But I can tell you, all this will not be going back into my room. I am going to get vicious this weekend and show no mercy and clear some of this stuff out! You might want to say a prayer for me. I tend to attach a lot of sentimental stuff to things so it makes the whole purge and sort thing quite hard.
So back to the renovating tour. Can you believe we actually still had to sleep in our bed which was still in the room. Hubby hung plastic to keep the dust away from the half of the room he's not working on. And we cover the bed in drop cloths during the day to keep it free from the floor dust as hubby sands. And thank goodness we thought to do that added bit because at one point the sander caught the plastic sheet and pulled it down and all that dust suddenly saw freedom and took off through the room and the hallway at warp speed. Sigh, I do believe dusting is also on the to-do list this weekend.
I don't know if you've ever slept next to a draping, wall to wall plastic sheet hanging right next to you, but I'm telling you it is not fun. Talk about claustrophobic issues rearing up. And then I had visions of the darn sheet falling down in the middle of the night without me knowing and suffocating me. Yeah, like I said, issues rearing up. If you look really close you can see hubby working behind the wall of plastic.
And this is what he's doing. Taking out the ugly berber carpet that was there before.
There is really nice original real hardwood under this but it is ugly orangey-yellow. So he's stripped that and then sanded it, revealing this gorgeous hardwood. We decided to go au-naturel and just put varnish over. No stain. And it's lovely! Here he's putting on coat number two of about four or five.
It dries a beautiful blonde natural color.
So that's what happening around here and why the ole blogging might be missing a day here and there. With dayhome still going it's just a lot trying to keep 6 kids amused and avoiding the end of the house where all this is happening. But I'm definitely not complaining. It's just a fact of life right now, and thanks to my wonderful, hard working hubby I'll have two new bedrooms when it's all said and done.