Sunday, April 05, 2009


When a house is as trashed as ours is, it is difficult to see 'progess,' when there seems to be so much still to do. However, it is amazing what happens when you actually clean. (Shhh. Don't tell anyone!) With a little elbow grease, the kitchen cabinets look white again!

Before: After:

They are not done yet, but what a difference. Not sure if you can tell in the pictures. Then, after 6 nasty buckets of mop water later, the master bedroom floor is nearly clean. Behold:

The fifth bucket of mop water: The floor... its coming along:

James loves to help Daddy in any way possible. He is a hard little worker. Jeff is too, by the way, except for the little part. Below you can see a contraption Jeff devised to scrape the stubborn tile off the floor without killing his knees. He later improvised it yet again by strapping on a trash barrel full of heavy tile. Hey, it worked!

The kids have become very enamored with a hat they left behind. (Don't worry, I washed it!!!) Jeff said that it was the tenant's hat from Desert Storm, and apparently he used to wear it all the time. Katie even wanted to wear it to church.

There's still a long way to go, and sometimes, well, most of the time, I don't even want to think about it, but slowly but surely we'll get it done. Then, I promise to learn how to write without excessive run-on sentences.

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