Yep. So today was all about just totally attacking the monster. The monster we have been hiding from. The one that controls everything. Our ability to work, our anxiety and depression levels...etc...
Unfortunately there's no David and Goliath analogy that applies. We can't just hurl a little rock to topple this giant monster. We gotta throw about a million little rocks over the next few months. It's all about chipping away. At the moment there is not one room on the first floor in good shape. Not even fair or decent shape.
But first things first. Before we get going on the kitchen or living room or dining room or bathroom or laundry room, it is all about the studio. Our work space. The heart of the home.
(here I got a bit side tracked... ;)
The floors are just plain gross. There was this old old linoleum that was soaked and rippled and raised and buckled and now just looks rotten. This room was our bedroom for those that remember and in the flood this is where a majority of the water accumulated. So we moved our bedroom upstairs and we ripped out the soaking wet carpet and exposed this terrible floor that needs to be chipped out with a hammer and chisel. Don't get me wrong...the bummer part of all this will fade. Me and Aaron have been through a bit more than I'd ever want to burden the world with...we can handle this one. It's good to gut out the rotten parts and make everything shiny and new every once in a while. It's time to move forward. We should have all of this ripped up today.
The biggest issue with redoing rooms is that there are so many things and no place to put them. Aaron just stands around holding stacks of things with a look of utter despair. But the key is to just shove stuff somewhere, somehow...it's only temporary.
We have 80% of the studio shoved behind the couch right now. Which is what you see above. What a disaster.
So by the end of the day we should have the gross tiles ripped up and bagged out at the curb. And the moldings either taken off or nailed back up, haven't decided yet. Tomorrow we'll be going to Home Depot for paint and hopefully some new flooring. I'm hoping for some retro looking old school classroom tiles. Maybe tan and cream check? We'll see!
On a lighter, happier smile-ier note... this print! I love it so much! It will hang proudly in our newly renovated, clean, dry, warm, happy home! Hopefully soon.
Ohhhhh and last night I started watching Twin Peaks!! I saw some back in the day but only bits. Last night I only watched one episode...Aaron conked out on me. LOVE it! And I am super excited to watch both seasons! I never knew how much the show The Killing channeled Twin Peaks. We absolutely loved The Killing but I don't want to google the comparisons of the two shows for fear of spoilers. But yeah...very excited for this little escape.
just wanted to pop in and say hi!
oh oh oh...almost forgot...
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