Yes, I Am Getting Old
May 16, 2006
My thighs are killing me. I can barely walk and am resigned to hobbling around for the second day in a row.
But since it was a “holiday” we had to do it. It was the only thing that I really wanted for Mother’s day.
We have been meaning to get around to it for awhile now, but other things kept getting in the way, namely all the baseball running around. But with the non-stop rain this weekend there was no excuse, no reason to leave the house.
So, we got out all of our tools. Took a few deep breathes and we dove in.
And yes, we took photos.
More photos that you probably want to look at.
Then some of them escape.
Except the baby. He LOVES to watch us from afar.
What isn’t visible in the photo are the hot pokers with which he is being stabbed.
Here is my tool.
Are you asleep yet? Too bad.
Even small children are forced to labor here.
“No, no breaks for you! I don’t care if you are tired!”
Because I had scrub each individual tile with a wire brush, steel wool, and denatured alcohol. My daughter is “helping” with her bucket of water and little scrub brush. And though she tried her best, she could not gouge the already hardened grout out from between the tile.
I love this floor and it’s dirt hiding properties. We have the same tile in our mudroom and it never looks dirty. I haven’t mopped it in… well, how about we say a month. m’kay? But the thing is a quick sweep and it looks clean! My husband likes to point out that it is just as dirty as a white floor, and that just because you can not see the dirt doesn’t mean it isn’t there. But I just plug my ears, say,” lalalala… you know where we keep the mop” Though, after reading about this on Mary’s blog, I think I am going to have to buy my husband this for Father’s Day.
Completely unrelated, my 8yr old made me this at a leather working class he took last week. I don’t know what to say about it other than should I ever run into David Blaine I am prepared.
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