Over the hill and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go. This week all three kids are gone. The boy is at lacrosse camp and the girls are with their grandparents. On top of that I only have to work one out of the five nights they'll be gone.
What in the world am I doing with myself? Not what you'd expect. You see when I got home I realized how horrific the carpet was in my son's room. Old cat + carpet = not pretty. So on a whim I decided to rip it out. My initial plan was to replace the carpet with cork. Well it turns out cork does not fit into my budget. As such I went with plan B -- painting the sub floor. Thus far I've cleared the room of furniture, ripped out the carpet and padding, hauled them to the dump (thanks to the hubbie for help), pulled up the tacking strips, removed all the padding tacks, filled in the cracks with wood filler, sanded and wiped the floors clean and painted with primer and an initial top coat layer. Whew! Why am I not lounging in the yard while being fanned with palm fronds? Isn't that what normal people do when their children are away?
I still have to paint additional topcoat layers, add a Steeler's logo (because I am a crazy person) and polyurethane the whole deal. All this only to do the girls' room next.
And tonight, while the paint was drying, I began yet another project ... Novellino Cucina (The Rookie Kitchen). This is my new cooking blog where I intended to cook my way through Italy ala Julie and Julia.
And that is what I've been up to. Whatcha doing with your summer?