As I am writing this on Sunday night, I have to admit I had a moment today when I said to myself, what the heck we were thinking......
One of the jobs to do on Sunday was for dh to install the microwave above the stove. Granted it's not a five minute job, but little did we realize it would be an all day job. I may have mentioned before dh is an electrician, so we knew when we bought the house, some of the electrics were not up to par, but because the guy screwed up everything he touched, a simple job turns into a major operation. So of course this turned into a major job today.
The electrics are done for the microwave, but it's still not up yet. Hopefully he'll have time through the week to finish installing it. He did manage to install my under the cupboard can opener, so that was good, as I was itching to have baked beans!!!
The people who owned the house before us had dogs. They kept them a lot down the basement of the extension. I have been smelling pee for the last few days, as the family room is above the basement. So my job on Sunday was to pull off the carpet on the stairs, and wash the floor of the basement.
The carpet was probably from the 70's, as it was this orange and brown creation with foam backing. I had to scrape the rest of the foam off the stairs and I will have to sand them to get the rest of the glue and foam off before we can either paint them or carpet them.
Then in the basement we have a lot of stuff stored in one half of the basement. So I washed one half of the floor, then moved all the stuff to that half of the basement and wash the other half of the floor. In between hands I unpacked a couple of boxes and put more stuff away.
I have to say since doing all of that the smell of the pee has now gone away, so I guess that is a good thing.
After supper I decided to go out in the garden and make a start on the gardens. We are overrun with dandelions and thistles. I honestly don't know how on earth I am going to get rid of them all, other than constant weeding. If any one has any environmental ideas of how to get rid of them, I would love to hear about it.
So although I felt we weren't getting anywhere today, I guess we did get a lot done. One lovely thing did happen today, well a couple of things, both kids called to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. Then my neighbour from the old house, drove up to give me a bunch of flowers for mothers day, and she didn't even have our proper address. She knew which road from the real estate listing and a photo from the same listing, so drove up the road until she saw the house and our cars. That brought tears to my eyes, as that was such a sweet thing to do.
I think both me and dh are just both so tired and aren't sleeping well, as we both ache in places we never knew could ache. I know we'll look back on all of this in six months time and laugh about it all. It's just not feeling funny at this moment!!