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Smelly old carpet on my mind

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wouldn't it just be easier to move? lol I wasn't planning on working on the carpet today, but Austin was bugging me, saying he wanted to go cut carpet. So we got our trash bags, the exacto knife and headed downstairs. Now let me explain Austin's idea of cutting carpet. He stands there holding a garbage bag, telling me how ugly the carpet is and how badly it needs to be taken out. Then he tells me what section to cut next. While he's playing supervisor, I'm hanging upside down, cutting through 70s carpet, trying to stay focused so I don't slice through my own leg. :P

We, and by we, I mean I, got one whole section done. Still a WHOLE LOT left. Once I get it all out, I'll scrub it down really well with bleach water, then wash it again with Mr. Clean Gain scent! I was going to use lemon Pinesol, but I found this instead. I use Gain laundry soap and love the smell, so this'll be great. Every time the A/C kicks on, its going to smell like fresh laundry. :P

I'm going to leave the floor as concrete. It's all nice and smooth, so it'll be nice. I'd like to have flooring down there, but I don't want to risk water damage from all the rain we get in the summers. We're forever sucking up water down there. This will work well for Austin too. He can ride his scooter down there, which means I can get it out of the kitchen and away from the back door!

I work tomorrow, then Sunday, I need to get Taylor's birthday cake made. We're having the guilt free orange pineapple one again from Spark Recipes. Its so yummy! We'll be having it again mine in December. Any reason to have this cake, I'm taking it!

Have a great night everyone!
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  • BRDGT262
    That's funny you have your son directing you, lol! Bet you are glad to be done with as much as you got done! I must not have read the blog about it being your work out room, so I better, go back and check it out, I'm runnin through your feed now, playing catch up! Been super flippin' busy and haven't had much time to spark or text, so please don't think I'm ignoring you, just want to go to bed now, lol! Monday I will be back on a normal routine!!!! Great job on your gym workout yesterday too, before your carpet job!!!! And yes, any reason to have a yummy cake that is not AS bad for you sounds like a plan! :)
    3616 days ago
  • MCJEN2010
    I just looked up that cake recipe and is sounds fabulous! I, too, think I may be giving it a whirl for Father's day this weekend! Have a great weekend and hope you make a lot of progress on that workout room!
    3617 days ago
  • TISHA80
    Well, you may not have planned to work on the carpet, but now you are that much closer to your workout room! :) I'm sure it was also a workout taking out the carpet. Have an awesome weekend! I still need to try that cake recipe. I should make it for Father's Day. :) That sounds like a good excuse.
    3617 days ago
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