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Old 02-15-2013, 10:27 AM   #11
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OK, Jerry is apparently not going to work today, decided to work on his truck instead.

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Heiner and his dad went to buy the Laminate flooring for the flat...people I know I should be happy but I'm not. They are planning on replacing the floors (the hallway would mean ripping up the tiles...the other two rooms need the carpet ripping up) and taking off the wallpaper and re-papering and painting walls in three rooms at the same time.
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the mess will suck and be overwhelming Janine but the after will be so worth it!
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Apparently Heiner knows I cant do anything to help but he's expecting me to supply them with endless coffee.

It seems some random Romanian will be helping too. He'll be paid but still for me it means there is a stranger in my house. I really am uncomfortable with that.

And All my stuff will be moved and messed with. I'm really not thrilled about this.
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the mess will suck and be overwhelming Janine but the after will be so worth it!
I know you're right but still I'm not thrilled. I know it's best to do this in one go but it's going to be horrible.

The girls bedroom and the living room are going to be switched so there's that too. Nothing will be in the right place...because I need to find a new right place for everything.
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Ugh, Kari, then he clearly needed that done. Hopefully it will all be o sailing from here.

Spent a buttload at Costco. I forgot it was time to renew the membership. Ouch.

Came home, and one of the expensive lake houses down the street was having an open house. Cars parked all the way up the street, so I had to go see. OMG, so awesome, I went just to see inside. Apparently the owner was an architectect and designed it himself in 1980, totally upgraded it in 2002. Totally modern and slick, has all these great views of the lake and main areas all open to each other and the deck and patio, quality finishes without being a stuffy rich person's lakehouse. And they had all these expensive modern paintings for sale amongst all the junk you normally see at estate sales. I almost bought a vintage mixer but it was missing the power cord. So instead I got a stack of kids books and paid only $5 for them.
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Janine try to focus on the end result. It will be so much easier to clean, and you an take it as a great opportunity to reorganize put things back the way you want. The time of it being uncomfortable and yucky is so worth the end result.
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Oh, Janine, I know it's a total PITA but you will be so thrilled when it's done. Laminate is awesome with lots of kids, so much easier than carpet and tile. It will be like a totally new home when they are done. And you can get it all laid out exactly like you want so stuff is easy to find.
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This is the floor colour. I had a bit of a job to persuade Heiner to get it but finally he actually agreed it's nicer than the lighter colours.
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Oh, Janine, I know it's a total PITA but you will be so thrilled when it's done. Laminate is awesome with lots of kids, so much easier than carpet and tile. It will be like a totally new home when they are done. And you can get it all laid out exactly like you want so stuff is easy to find.
Yes it'll be like a new home.

...makes me nervous though.
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