Whereas other bloggers may have used the long weekend to catch up on some blogging, yours truly kicked into high gear and worked around the house. I got one side of a door painted, and both sides of another. I rearranged the playroom which had been used as sort of an storage area during construction. It is now fit to be a playroom again. The VCR meant for that room choose this weekend to die and go where dead VCR's go, so we got a VCR-DVD recorder combo to replace it. Yeah, why not go all out while we're at it. The kids, especially F1-2 is very pleased with renewed access to his favorite room in the house, with true entertainment at his disposal. I also, primed F1-3's room to cover up the paint, and layered two coats of bright yellow on top of it. After all, she is m sunshine :-)
During the painting process I did not bother to cover up the carpet. We were planning to rip it up in a few weeks anyway. But I had not expected to tip over the bucket of yellow paint on top of it. But that is exactly what I did yesterday. Oops! And there went the bucket, and the carpet. Oh well, time for drastic measures. I looked at the clock: 11 am. Plenty of time left in the day. I ripped up the carpet and the padding. I removed the tack strips, vacuumed the floor, got the concrete patch, patched the holes, and took a break for lunch. During lunch the concrete patch could dry, and after lunch I put down plastic sheeting to form the moisture block and started laying the laminate flooring we've had stocked up for a couple of months now. By 7 pm, I was done. Mostly, anyway. I still have a tiny little strip to do at on end of the room, but it takes a lot longer to cut the planks length-wise, and it was getting kinda late. Then I move F1-3's bed into the room, which up till then had been her big brother's.
So in less than a day I put on a layer of paint in her room and the flooring and swapped the kids from their bedrooms. Not bad, eh? I still have to put the finishing touches to her room, but it should be all done by tonight, or at the very latest tomorrow night.
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