Thursday, November 6, 2008

Counting down the days & praying

We spent the whole weekend making a lot of dust...sanding away the old look of the wood floor. Here I am on Saturday saying goodbye the basketball floor for good.
Here it is yesterday after many layers of sanding and putting a natural sealer on it. Our house has smelled of oranges for 4 days now.
The kids have been learning a lot of different trades since we started this project. Grouting is a fun one - spreading all that "mud".
I continue to paint away at the cabinets a little at a time. Finally doing the doors in red.
Tonight we taught the kids to lay tile floor. They are doing the floor of their bathroom. I hope they will appreciate it so much more each morning they stand on it to brush their teeth.
We played christmas music tonight as we worked to get ourselves movitvated to be in this house by Christmas!
I will show you the bathroom when we get it done.

Praying also tonight for my dear friend Ashley, who lost her mother to cancer last night. We love you Shaddys!
Also, praying for our good friends the Delamarters who are celebrating the birth of their sweet baby Kate - can't wait to see her tomorrow!


Dee said...

Just wanted to be sure and say "Hi" this time. I've been a periodic lurker.

Your floors look great. That is so awesome that you are making these projects --family projects! Way to go!

Eryn said...

I cannot believe how awesome those floors look! You would never know they were a basketball court!

Looks like lots of fun (at least it LOOKS like fun, right?)

michelle said...

the floors look amazing! how rewarding. it's nice that you've posted the process to be able to look back and remember what it once was.

The Aldridge's said...

What a great family experience! Being so close to the end, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Great Job! Do you guys hire out?


Sara said...

GORGEOUS! Your floors look GREAT!

Meredith said...

Looks fantastic and I love that the kids are learning skills too! That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

You and Curtis are such great teachers with much patience, I am learning alot from your example!

annaliese said...

I am so impressed with all the work you and your family have done on your own! It definitely does give you more of an appreciation for the finished product!

Shannon said...

Those floors turned out so great!! They really look amazing! Looks like you guys are having lots of fun family time!

Julie said...

the floors look awesome!!

Meredith said...

I left you something at my blog... come get it!