First and foremost, thank you for your beautiful comments regarding my blog turning 12 years old on Friday.
It’s been so, so nice hearing from so many of you readers. You ALL made my day.
Again, thank you for reading this blog, and thank you for taking your time commenting. It means more to me than you can imagine.
So, the weekend has come and gone.
Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the US (and in a lot of other countries as well).
Peter and I made omelets for breakfast. I am a sucker for a good omelet, but I do think it is hard to cook up a pretty one.
However, even if they weren’t that good looking, they did taste good.
The rest of the day was spent finishing Karolina’s photo book (for me).
Peter was working on the house. We also had a very nice dinner.
We have new floors, and they turned out SO good.
Love them so much.
It is amazing how floors can turn a house from “hmmmm … “ to “WOW!”
I almost started crying of joy when we returned home on Friday afternoon.
The three installers did a super job, and worked so fast.
BEFORE!! All right, when we moved into this house--a long time ago--we had this Pergo flooring installed. We wanted said floor on the entire level, but the company that installed it did not want to break up the parquet floor in the hallway and kitchen. They said that it might be asbestos underneath (it is not). So many years passed (too many). Finally we decided to go for it again. Found a great company thru our neighbor's. Said company took on this project ...
Needless to say, in all these pictures you can see that this is a work in progress. THIS is NOT how I live, haha!!!
The parquet floor that I have hated so much thru the years, even though we have had it re-faced and re-stained a few times.
The evening before the project started. It is almost like we were moving.
One thing is for sure, without Latin American hard workers the US would fold and collapse. This country could not do without them.
These guys, and girls, do such hard jobs for usually very little money. They are hardworking as hell, they often hold more than one full time job.
And, every time I see them working around the community I think about how good they are, and how HARD they work in all kinds of conditions.
The guys we had installing our floors are employed by the floor company itself , so I believe they get paid a decent salary.
The president wants to kick a lot of these hard working people in the butt, and deport them. I say, we’ll see what happens to the US if he gets what he wants. Believe me, without these men and women things would come to a standstill.
DURING!!! OH my!! When we got home in the middle of the first day it all looked like this. Peter and I were working out of four different Starbuck's these two days. I am so tired of Starbuck's now, haha!!
Break up that parquet!
Inside the workers truck ... Our old floors.
Peter and I always try to be super nice when we have workers in our home that are doing bigger jobs. We provide drinks, snacks and we try to give them a case of beer, and also tips, once they are done with the job.
Did you know that sometimes these guys aren’t even allowed to use their clients bathrooms? Yes, I know, it can be THAT weird.
In the living room ...
On the front steps. CLASSY!!! :-D
When nature calls, haha!! The can is now in the living room!
Other than that, Saturday was HOT and humid. SO gross.
Peter and I restored our deck again from pollen and sawdust (the floor guys had set up shop on the deck).
And, the rest of the afternoon we carried stuff back to the places where they belong in the house.
AFTER!! DONE and DONE!! SO very pleased. Nothing has been moved up from the basement yet in these pics.
OH, and we watched the entire Eurovision Song Contest.
Kind of fun.
We were chatting with my sister and brother in law during the entire event, fun!
I did not like the winning song all that much. And even more, we do not like the voting system!! What is going on with THAT?
First "the classic Eurovision-jury" gives their points. And then the people's popular vote comes in. AND, the popular vote overrides the jury?
Just get rid of the jury in the future, it doesn't do a thing in the long run. Just let “the people” decide. Or--rather-- redo the system totally, have the people's vote count for a some part of it, but let the jury have the biggest say, after all.
Me, I would prefer a jury ONLY. But, as it stands today it doesn't mean squat to even have a jury.
All right you guys, regardless—a fun event!
Have a nice Tuesday!!