I’m sure you have all been wondering what I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks… Well, here ya go....
Project Fairfield has been top on the list.
-lay laminate floor in the dining room and hallway
-lay sub floor and vinyl in the kitchen
-lay vinyl in the master bath
-lay vinyl in the boy’s bath
-paint the kitchen, living room, foyer, dining room, hallway, office, boy’s bathroom, boy’s room, master bedroom, master bathroom (only using the same paint in the living room and hallway)
-remove old toilets
-install new toilets
Techman and I took care of the flooring and the toilets (well except for when the new toilet wouldn’t fit in the master bathroom…. He had to finish that project himself).
Sissy and I did most of the painting (staying up until 4 am to finish), although while Sissy and the boys were painting their room, Techman and I were painting the living room.
Shopping trip to Chicago with the old folks…. It was fun, however next time I think I’ll opt for the art museum instead… I don’t really like shopping!
Moving day! Of course it had to be the weekend of the 2006 ice/snow storm. We were all freezing and trying to be extremely careful not to fall on the ice. We even put down a piece of the old carpet over the ice to prevent us from falling. We now know that it takes three trucks, four men and two women an entire day to move the Fairfield family. Well, that is only if they are moving 3 blocks away. Any further and they will just have to hire a moving company!
The topper on moving day was taking the trampoline and swing sets. Of course it was suggested that they were moved the weekend before, it didn’t happen. Nope, instead Sissy and yours truly were beating the trampoline with sticks to loosen up the ice. I had the bright idea of getting into the trampoline and jumping to break up the ice. This idea does work well for the thinner outer ring of ice, however when you get to the middle where the ice happens to be 8 inches thick, it takes picking up other 8 inch pieces of ice and slamming them down on the unbroken mass. Two hours later, I was sitting in the back of the truck as we drove it to the new house.
All this outside work and little sleep lead to my exhaustion and furthermore to my cold/infection. Last week was spent coming home, eating dinner and going to bed by 8 pm. Thursday I left work early and went to the doctor to find out that my lymph nodes in my neck, and I suspect other places as I had pain in very strange places, were swollen due to some kind of infection. I’m finally getting to the point that I can stay up past 8 pm, thanks to the antibiotics!
So, that was the last couple of weeks in a nutshell.