Sunday, March 6, 2011


We started another project yesterday. As most homeowners of older homes already know, there is ALWAYS something to do. I have said in previous posts, probably on my old blog, that this house had been a rental before we bought it. We have been so grateful for this place and have taken our time to decided what is really necessary to be done and what can wait, or perhaps not be done at all.

With all that said, we have been putting up with this horrible light blue carpeting for quite awhile now. We've tried cleaning it a few times, but each time spots that had not been there before were there when things dried. That was frustrating to say the least, and just plain NASTY! We have been talking for a couple of years about eventually putting wood laminate flooring throughout the house. We had been thinking that our next project would be replacing the windows since the current ones are not energy efficient at all. That idea went out the window, ha, no pun intended, when we ripped up the carpet in the dining room yesterday and finished pulling up the tack strips today.

Did I tell you that Rick and I work so great together? He is the best teacher too. Before working for Weyerhaeuser he worked for a remodeling company in Tacoma. This is his real passion, but as with any construction type work, jobs can be hit and miss. It has been such a joy for him to work on our place, and he has taught me quite a few things along the way. 

For now we put down an area rug we had in storage.

This project is going to take awhile since we don't use credit cards. What that means is we will buy necessary supplies each payday. The cool thing is that when the project is done, it is done - no payments!
I will be sure to post updates on this project, and more.....

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