Wednesday, July 29, 2009

In Honor of our Tenth Anniversary this Weekend...

.... we are starting a project we have never before attempted (though we have often talked about it).

We are getting ready to have our hardwood floors refinished.

There, I said it. It is just one simple sentence, ten words. And yet, this project seems much more daunting than anything we have attempted yet. We re-finished the basement. We painted the living room, kitchen and bathroom. We constructed a shed in the back yard (I think that the boys were actually more involved with that than I was).

Ten simple words, one sentence, but here is what our project involves: pulling up 1970s style green carpet from living room and hallway. Cleaning and re-organizing porch and basement. Sweeping, tossing, and organizing in our garage. Taking almost all of our furniture out of the upstairs and finding temporary new homes in other parts of the house, porch or garage. (This involves both brainwork and brawnwork.)

Tonight I spent about an hour in the garage, just getting started: getting rid of a bag's worth of leaves, styrofoam peanuts and other miscellaneous items from the floor.

What is it Confucius said? The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step?

What did he know, anyway?

This weekend we are going away overnight to celebrate our tenth anniversary.

I figure, we might as well have some fun while we still like each other.

8 comments:

Gannet Girl said...

Happy Anniversary!

Choralgirl said...

(giggle)...while we still like each other. TOTALLY get it. We tend to work on house projects in shifts, so that we may still be speaking at the end of the day. ;-)

A very happy anniversary to you!

Mompriest said...

OH, it will be awesome when it is done! And congratulations on 10 years.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

yahoo 10 years... a milestone indeed! smart to get awway pre-project...

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Congratulations on the anniversary.

We're not handy-dandy types, so our relationship is rarely tested in that way. Wishing you the best.

Jennifer said...

Happy anniversary and happy shiny floors!

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

HAT YOOooooooo-OOOOOOOO

And I thought getting my laundry room repainted was a big deal. This is where procrastination is wonderful.

Kievas said...

The first thing we did when we bought our house many years ago was pull up all the carpeting, padding, and even the tack strips in a couple of rooms. I swore never to do that again :)