Saturday, July 17, 2010

That lost picture from Father’s Day 2010 and my Beautiful Kitchen Floor!





So these pictures were on another SIM Card, but they couldn’t be accessed by this computer without putting them on a CD, which I did today while Dad and I were out at CVS.  Dad was sufficiently spoiled by all of you, except for spending the day with you, which he often tells me he would like to do.  August will be here soon enough and then he will get that wish. 

So, the story behind the flooring is quite simple really.  Home Depot had the flooring for a good price and it appeared that the installation would be reasonable as well.  But, in the final analysis, the installation was going to cost us $800.00 and I couldn’t see paying that for the size of our kitchen we have!  Since Dad and I had done all the other work around here so well, I told him I would like us to  install the kitchen floor as well.  Here are some pictures for your enjoyment!  DSCN1944

That’s 5 layers of old flooring to take off!


Dirty, nasty, work, but Dad removed the majority of it while I took car of the upkeep, and registration, etc. of the cars, and did the shopping that needed to be done.



This levels the floor a bit by patching the holes in it.



Yet another trip to Home Depot was in order for this and other projects around the house!DSCN1952


Here I am contributing!


This layer goes on the cement and is a vapor barrier.


This layer is second and is for padding.


DSCN1967 The first picture was the end of the second night.  This was the end of the first.



Did you happen to notice this massive saw?  A friend of Dad’s from work loaned it to him---it made the cutting of the planks of wood go really smoothly---literally!


Molly decided to sleep through our work!  At first she wanted to come in to help, but we had to tell her to go away, so this is where she ended up!


The third night, we still had to remove the flooring that the refrigerator was on top of.


And of course, we had to clean the floor there.DSCN1986

But the next night, we were just about complete with our project soDSCN1985

We went to get a treat at 7-11.


This night was Wednesday July 14, 2010 and it was finishing night and finally time to install the stove.  I knew I had to take a picture of our stove’s home in the living room since we ordered it on Brody’s birthday March 26, 2010.  Let’s see, we only had it in the living room just shy of four months!  Crazy, huh?  I even did my work-out DVD’s in the morning in the living room working around it for the nearly four months of it co-existing with me in the living room!


That night was also bulk trash pick-up eve.  We got rid of all that nasty flooring and Molly’s dog house that she never really used!


And finally I helped put the stove in my kitchen again after 4 months of being in the living room!  Hey, don’t stoves belong in living rooms?DSCN1995

Molly looks like she thinks they do!


This is our kitchen now---after 4 months of workDSCN1989


And this is the couple that made the kitchen transform from drab to fab!  Aren’t we amazing?DSCN2006



Today, Dad and I went to Home Depot again and we bought some cute blinds which he installed in the window nearest the kitchen table.  I have learned that we are never truly finished with our home improvement projects, but then again, why would we want to be?  Dad and I are having bonding moments, and I never want that to end!  We make a great team, don’t ya’ think?


mike said...

Wow, I'm impressed, it looks awesome! Good job you two. Has 4 months really gone by since you began the kitchen? time really flew by because it doesn't feel like that long to me.

Connie said...

Wow you guys did a great job! Want to come over and improve my kitchen someday? It looks so good, I love it!!

JED said...

Connie, the only way I would do someone else's kitchen is if you and Tony did most of the work and I just supervised (read: watch).

I did have fun with mom fixing up the house. that is something you should all think about. :)

Melody said...

Well Mike, it is just shy of 4 months as we started on Brody's Birthday March 26, but I am glad that you and Connie enjoyed our work. We have other projects in the works now which will stay hush, hush until I blog about them. I am glad that Dad and I got to bond over this kitchen project. I'm in love with him! Love, Mother

mike said...

mom gma sent me the following after i sent her a link to your blog because she was having problems finding it...

Thank you SO much. I was able to open her blog and view the beautiful kitchen. They did an outstanding job. Loved the BVQ too, but expected Lynn to preside over the BBQ not Melody, however she has opened the door for females all over the world who want to be BBQ queens. Love Gma

Anne said...

Your kitchen turned out just awesome! kuddos to you and Dad for all the hard work. but that's more satisfing of course!

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