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October 6, 2013

Busy Days

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Good things have been happening around here! The project that I began back on Labor Day weekend has finally come to its fruition. My dining room floor has been sanded and polyurethaned, and we purchased area rugs, as well as some new outlet covers and heat registers. My drapes have been dry-cleaned of their dingy-dustiness.

Dining room before:

Dining room after I ripped out the nasty old carpet:
dining room floor - before
I spent an entire afternoon sitting on sore buttocks ripping those carpeting tacks out, by the way!

Dining room after the floor guy came (if anyone local would like a recommendation, be sure to let me know! Fabulous job, reasonable price):
dining room floor - after
Some of the stains were just too deeply embedded in the floor to remove without replacing floor boards, but it is a huge improvement!

And not overly noticeable, I think, now that the room has been put back in shape:
dining room - after 1

dining room - after 2

Next project, kitchen floor. Hoping to have someone here for an estimate in the next week or so.

In the meantime, my sister, Sarah and I travelled to the Cape for a visit with my mom. (our first visit there without Meghan – she was unable to join us 😦 )

The last weekend of September was warm and pleasant. It allowed us sunny time visiting the beach…
Corporation beach

Smuggler's beach

…and one last chance for toes in the sand for 2013.
toes in the sand

Sad to know that my beach days are done for this year, but at least I have October baseball to enjoy this year! My Red Sox are one win away from eliminating the Tampa Bay Rays from the ALDS.

Now if I could just figure out a way to watch them win it all from here:


  1. Your dining room looks very nice – good job! The beach is beautiful – a pleasure to get those toes in the sand one more time, I’m sure! In my next life, I’m going to live near a beach. Within bicycling distance. Or walking distance. My girls and I shall walk on it for miles.


    Comment by Carol — October 6, 2013 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

    • Thanks very much Carol. Yes, I think I should live within walking or bicycling distance of the beach in that distant future place called “someday”.

      Comment by Karma — October 10, 2013 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  2. Your hard work certainly paid off, your dining look looks terrific.

    Comment by Karen — October 7, 2013 @ 6:28 am | Reply

    • Thank you Karen. The hard work isn’t through – one project seems to bring on another.

      Comment by Karma — October 10, 2013 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  3. What a difference removing carpeting makes ! And oooooooh that floor is SHINEY ! Great job. Looks like a whole new room.

    Comment by sybil — October 7, 2013 @ 8:11 am | Reply

    • Thanks Sybil, it feels like a new room.

      Comment by Karma — October 10, 2013 @ 7:36 pm | Reply

  4. Look at the dining room! Its fabulous.. Such a lively setup. You have kept it neat. And that’s a nice beach picture too,

    Comment by sonali — October 7, 2013 @ 10:40 am | Reply

    • Thanks Sonali. The room is neat for now – we will see how long that lasts!

      Comment by Karma — October 10, 2013 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  5. your new floors look stunning!

    Comment by runnergirl66 — October 7, 2013 @ 11:12 am | Reply

    • The guy did a great job. Thanks Kate.

      Comment by Karma — October 10, 2013 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  6. Your dining room looks really nice!!! Enjoy it! I keep finding projects around here too. And to think, we bought a new house thinking it wouldn’t need anything. 😉

    Comment by Andrea L — October 8, 2013 @ 12:12 pm | Reply

    • Funny how that works, isn’t it Andrea? Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — October 10, 2013 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

  7. lol! What? No television near the hot tub? I’m behind but know you got some exciting news (and a big win). I love your dining room. It’s beautiful. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — October 20, 2013 @ 7:07 pm | Reply

    • Yes, I think a tv near the hot tub would’ve been really pushing my luck! The tub and the electrician’s bill to get us all hooked up turned out to be quite an expenditure – saying “honey, could I have a weather-proof enclosure for a nice little flat screen tv outside” would be laughed away by my husband, lol!
      Thank you Robin.

      Comment by Karma — October 20, 2013 @ 7:17 pm | Reply

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