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Quick Update & Flooring Options

Happy Thursday, friends!  I want to give a quick update (mostly with pics) on the house, and then I’ve got to scram!  Among other errands to run, I’ve got to go to Lowe’s and Home Depot to look at flooring options.  With our limited flooring budget, we don’t have hardwood in our sights, but we are really interested in the new faux hardwood flooring made out of porcelain tile.  Click here for an example of what I’m referring to.  Our main requirement for flooring is that it will hold up to our dog’s toe nails, and I think this will do the trick.  Otherwise, laminate flooring has definitely come along way over the years, so that is plan B.

I hope everyone is looking forward to this Valentine’s Day weekend!  Mr. Fixer and I have plans to–you guessed it–work at the house and then enjoy a relaxing dinner at home (Steak Diane — yumm!).  If you don’t have plans with a sweetheart, I say go splurge and do something nice for yourself!  You deserve it!  🙂


Mrs. Fab

Chris & Mike again

The day before Superbowl we had a siding removal party. Thanks for the help Chris and Mike!

Chris & Mike removing siding

They got so much done that by the time our other helpers arrived, there wasn’t much left to do! 🙂

Nick & Limin pulling nails

Nevertheless, Mr. Fixer put them to work pulling nails.

Tiffany collecting staples

Tiffany was on clean-up duty, helping to collect all the fallen staples from the siding. There were so many that it wasn’t long before her bucket was full!

Ty pulling nails

Ty was on nail-pulling duty too.

Jetta carrying lumber

During the week after work, Mr. Fixer has been working on the interior framing. That Jetta sure does a good job carrying lumber!

New framing

New pocket door framing, patched flooring, and a new opening for the half bath. He sure is a busy guy!