Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I must be CRAZY!!!
I am SO EXHAUSTED!!! I wanted to give a quick update since it's been a while since I last wrote.... My trip to TX went well. My dad and I rode down in his truck and my brothers took my truck and followed us. We arrived Saturday evening. On Sunday we were busy taking down the swingset, Julia's loft bed, and putting the wheels back on the boat trailer among other things. Monday morning, my brothers headed back up to NE pulling the boat behind them. The packers arrived soon after. My dad and I decided to get a hotel since there wasn't much left to sleep on. I enjoyed my "extra" time in the evenings spending time with my TX girlfriends. On Wednesday, the movers arrived and loaded up all the boxes and furniture. Once they left, dad, and my friends Paige and Ali helped me clean the house. Dad then went back to the hotel which allowed Paige, Ali and I to have one last "hoorah" at my home. It was SO hard leaving it. It's always hard leaving a home, but this one was especially hard to leave. But, as we left for NE early Thursday morning, I was able to close that chapter and start another one. We arrived in NE late Thursday night and by Friday afternoon, I had pulled up the carpet in the main floor. Saturday my dad, brother, sister in law and I started laying hard wood floors in the dining/front room, living room, and kitchen (somehow among this I also managed to paint Julia's room). I have been working from 8:30 in the morning to about 9 pm with my dad and my brothers and sister in laws have been coming over after work to help. By Sunday evening I was wondering what the heck I was thinking starting this project!!!! Laying floors is definetly hard labor and there are parts on my body that I didn't even know could hurt!! But, things are coming together and we may actually get done tomorrow evening just in time for my house hold goods to arrive on Thursday! My garage is filled with carpet, vinyl, and flooring boxes so I am going to have to take those to the dump to make room for our boxes from TX. And boy does doing flooring make the house dusty (and messy)! In the end, I will be SO GLAD I did the floors now before my furniture arrived. Rob and I have laid floors before in our house in KS and he didn't mess around. He wanted them done YESTERDAY. So, I've been called (kiddingly, I think) a slave driver by my dad and brothers, but hey we're getting it done! :) I'm sure Rob's had a few laughs at us during this project but I also know he's pretty impressed at his girl laying the floors like an old pro! :) Anyways, I'm exhausted and I have another long day tomorrow. Maybe one day this chaos will end and I will finally be able to relax....
Posted by Dena Yllescas at 11:40 PM