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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

CLEAN FLOORS...YIPEE !!







I have carpet in my living room....
I KNOW...I KNOW...everyone in the whole, wide, entire world has wood/laminate flooring.
I have tile in the dining room, kitchen and hallways..
and all 3 bedrooms are carpeted.
SOMEDAY (*rolling eyes), I would like my bedrooms tiled and use a large area rug...
IF I could have real PINE, wide plank flooring, I would do it in a heartbeat...
and, when I win the LOTTERY, it will, indeed, be the first thing I might do !!
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but.....in the meantime, while I am waiting for that ship to come in...
I had to get my 2 year old carpet CLEANED....
and, that means WORK !!
*MR. SWEET and I cleared everything off tables....
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It all looks so empty and blah....
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We moved some of the LITTLE stuff....
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OK.....a lot of the little stuff....
all of this is on my dining table..
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AMAZING how when you move out the "YOU" of a room, it takes on a whole different look.........
personalityLESS !!
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It's going to be some work putting everything back ....
BUT.....
how fun to have a great chance to change thing up a bit...maybe do without some of this stuff and bring in somthing new, thrifted...
OH, BOY.....
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O, and MR. SWEET ran over to the McDonald's down the street from us and bought our breakfast ...
I mean, AFTER ALL...they WERE cleaning in the living room so, NATURALLY I couldn't fix a meal in the kitchen....I mean, really !!

A happy new month to all of my bloggy friends...
I just KNOW it's going to be a fantastical month for all of us.....!!

23 comments:

Mimi said...

To get the recipe for my bread pudding just go over to my food blog. You'll find it there and will be able to click on the photo and it will take you to a printable page.

Tootsie said...

don't you wish you could just wave a magic wand and it was done? or push that easy button????
it will be wonderful once you are through it ...nothing like a forced change!!!

Theresa said...

Oh mine needs it too but dread the work. It all looks so empty when you take the "B.J." out of it:) You'll have it all dolled back up soon! Have a blessed day

SmilingSally said...

I am not getting laminate nor wood in my new home. I'm getting tile everywhere but the bedrooms; they will be carpeted. So you are not alone.

You have a grand living room, and that was a bunch of work. I'll bet you're glad it's over!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Boy do I need to do alot of cleaning around here ! My mind says yes but the body says NO ! LOL .
Clean carpets will make you feel so-o-o-o good ! I just love a fresh clean room !

squawmama said...

Oh how fresh & clean it will all be when it is put all back together... ☺☺☺

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Darlene said...

I bet it smells so fresh and clean after getting your carpets cleaned. I just told hubby that I was going to steam clean our hallway and bedroom carpets this week. I better get busy on it!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

WOW! It does look totally different with out your wonderful personality in it! How fun to rearrage and put everything back though...
xo
Penny

Carol said...

We need to have our carpet cleaned, but I've been putting it off because of all the work. You've given me inspiration to get busy!

Hugs,
Carol

Adrienne said...

What a big job! But I know you're glad to have it done so you can enjoy the beauty of clean floors again. We have to do the same thing but I'm putting it off until after the long weekend ahead. We'll be gone so no one will be here to care! ~Adrienne~

Stacey said...

Good Morning BJ! It's always such a good feeling to get that done. It's amazing what hides under a couch..isn't it? That is a huge room and I love it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Obviously, we all love carpet, BJ, because we have hardwood and tile and then we cover it up with area rugs!! ;-)
I love moving everything out when I am hving my family room done (that is the only room with carpet). I weed out all the things I'm not crazy about anymore and then I have room for more thrifty finds!! lol!! And I like to rearrange the furniture, and since I have those big, burly carpet cleaner men around....

xoxo
Janie

Betty said...

I need to get my carpets done too. It is on the "list". I actually do have wide pine plank floors in my bedroom, but alas they are painted. The only other ones that remain are upstairs and I am holding out on the one bedroom, yes it needs refinished and they are less than perfect they are over 100 years old...some day!

Denise said...

I so need to clean all of my carpets! But as you said, It's a lot of work!

You'll sure enjoy it when everything is back in place!

XXDenise

bj said...

TO BETTY....
Oh, I would LOVE painted, wide planks. *heavy sigh.....

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy September, BJ. We need to have the carpet cleaned, at the lake, since we decided new flooring is out of our budget.

J has made friends with the regular maintenance guy at the condos. It really helps to make friends with the maint. guys!!LOL. Anyway, he is staining our deck, this week or next and will move the furniture for us. We had to bring in the small stuff. I can't wait to see the deck. This is the first time we've had it stained, since it was stained when it was built 6 years ago.

I would love to have those wide plank floors too!

arkie said...

Enjoy your fresh and clean carpet! I wish I already had mine done! That is so much work! I love "tweeking" though!

Brenda said...

I just love those McDonalds breakfasts! I never seem to go there at any other time but morning, like when I have to have fasting blood work done and am famished. I head straight to the McDonalds down the street from the office. BJ, your house never looks blah! Not even when you take everything out. Because I know before the sun goes down today, you will have it all "niced" up again BJ style!
Brenda

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hurray for Stanley Steamer! Just love clean carpets.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Anonymous said...

Jean, your two year old carpet was probably cleaner than my wood floors right now. You're right about that room being "plain" without YOU in it. Knowing you though, you'll have it all looking like a million dollars again by tomorrow. I can just smell the clean smell of your house already. Enjoy!
Love you!
Martha

Sandra said...

I bet your carpet is really clean now! And guess what! I have carpet in the living room and the bedrooms too. I am looking forward to having ceramic tile in the living room and laminate floors in the bedrooms. Aaah, someday. :)
Sandra

Jessica said...

Searching for Area Rugs at reasonable prices, then log on to Spacify.com.

Kathleen Grace said...

BJ, I just love your living room. Think of how fun it will be to rearrange everything when you put things back!