Monday, May 28, 2007


Friday morning, I took my bike in for some work. I'll post more about that when I get it back. I really hope I end up happy with what I'm having done... That was the beginning of my weekend of changes.

Then I picked up Son's friend and they helped me get stuff out of son's room and closets and start tearing up carpetting. Having two teenagers on deck sure makes furniture moving a much more manageable task. When they were done helping me, they went to friend's house to help shovel gravel and build a tortoise pen. Teenage boys can really come in handy. :)

Once empty, his room began morphing from a boring off white color to "Herringbone," a muted blue/green that seems quite fitting. I found an area rug at Target online that I want to get for will be perfect. I need to check a few local Targets to see if they have it in stock so that I don't have to pay shipping.

Then Daughter helped haul all her stuff out of her room and we got the carpetting out of there as well. At this point, their stuff is all over the house whereever they could find room to put it. The garage has the tile and mortar and grout plus the old carpet and pads. I'm not a neat freak, but this is pushing even *my* limits.

We ordered her a new computer desk that should arrive by week's end, just in time to put the room back together. We started painting her room a few months ago and I have some touch up that I want to do, but no more energy today. It will just have to wait until Friday.

Husband (aka "Bloody Knuckles") says we're paying someone to remove the carpet, tackboard, and screws when we do the last two rooms in the house later this summer. Wanna' guess why??

Tomorrow at 7am, the tiling begins. Hopefully it will be done by end of day Thursday. Coincidentally, the same day my bike is due to be ready to come home. Friday I'll finish touch up painting in Daughter's room and we begin putting things back together.

Will post pics later.

Oh, and I managed to sneak in a 7mile run this morning. I *REALLY* needed it.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Can't wait to go to work tomorrow, I need a rest....LOL


  1. Sounds like you had a busy weekend.

    yeah, sometimes work is more relaxing than house projects.

    I'll remember that when my kid gets older. I'm already trying to get her to get me a cold drink now and then :)

    So you pimping out your bike?

  2. Sounds like a busy weekend, like mine! I can't wait to get some rest at work too :-) So hubby got bloody knuckles from???? the tackboard? LOL. Was it his idea to do all this himself?

  3. For some reason the long week-ends always feel like the shortest. I always need an extra day afterwards to catch my breath. My boyfriend says that's because I pilfer time, but you can search me, I haven't stashed any away.

  4. Yes, I know about those weekend projects that take more out of you than training or a race! Good to get it over with early in the season though. You'll be happy to have that behind you. Can't wait to hear about the bike.

  5. Ah, home deconstruction. The easy part is always taking things apart. Can't wait to see how things pan out at weeks end.

  6. Ah, the joys of home ownership. Sounds like you have your hands full. Very cool that you still got a run in, though.

  7. i'm curious about what you are having done to your bike! keep us posted.

  8. The answer to your last post is "YES". :) Hope hubby's knuckles heals up nicely soon.

    Enough suspense already... Tell us about the bike - new wheels? New aero bars? Q-rotor rings? Traded in for a new tri bike?

  9. I just love the way you did all this hard work and then managed to 'sneak in a 7 mile run'! Go you!