Want to know how to be the meanest wife ever?
Tell your husband you arranged for your kid to spend the night at your in-laws, and that you have a hot night planned for the two of you that involves carpet and wood.
That’s right,t we went shopping for wood floors last night. It was a super hot date night if you know what I mean.
We checked out a few places, fell in love with one kind of hardwood flooring, only to be told by the salesman that it was a super soft wood on the “Janka” rating and therefore wouldn’t be very durable. Considering I’m planning on letting Jack ride scooters in the house, durable is important. We finally settled on the one above, which is a hard maple.
Then off to check out carpet, which I think we all know how much I hate and don’t want, but Troy insists on it in the bedrooms. His theory is he wants a warm place to put his feet when he wakes up in the morning. I offered to sew a throw rug from the nutsacks of chinchillas for his side of the bed…but that didn’t fly. I can’t imagine why; it sounds so cozy and warm.
This is the carpet I hate the least, so we’ve got that going for us…
In real life, the carpet is a light khaki grey with beige and green tones. I know that doesn’t sound like a thing, but it is.
With two uninsulated additions on the house, our basement is a toasty 52 degrees every morning, and warms up to 54 by the afternoon. The electrician was here a lot this week, so we finally have lights down our long dark freaky hallway.
#1: this is where our master bedroom door used to be. The door you see in the background used to be the end of the house.
#2: this is a new linen closet we’re having built in to the hallway. We lost our bathroom closet (because it is now a doorway) and all the lovely storage that went along with it. The new closet will replace what we lost.
#3: praise god, these are new lights installed so you don’t have to feel your way by braille down the hallway.
#4: this is a cubbyhole (aka a new bedroom) that was built out of our old bedroom.
#5: This is the end of the hallway, which as someone commented on Instagram “I’m expecting two creepy twins to appear at any time”. Indeed!
Can’t wait until that horrid wrinkled carpet is gone. And some time in the near(ish) future, all the 1970’s popcorn ceiling will be taken down. We also checked out doors during our “hot” date last night, and am leaning towards white interior doors. With the wood floors, and basic white walls, not to mention a fairly dark hallway during the winter, we’re hoping white doors will brighten up the space.
Meal plan time! Late nights continue this week as well. :confetti:
Monday:: Frittata, toast, and fruit (we didn’t end up making a frittata last week because we had so much leftovers)
Tuesday:: Asian noodle salad (with shrimp I have from the freezer), spicy Asian meatballs (I no longer have the original recipe, so I’ll probably need to do a post on these…), and fruit.
Wednesday:: Tomato soup (canned from the garden), quesadillas, salad, and fruit.
Thursday:: I’m working late, so the in-laws are picking up Jack and bringing him to our house. I’m leaving them a homemade whole wheat pizza, salad, and fruit.
Friday:: Popcorn and movie night!!
Sunday:: Family dinner at my parent’s.
This week I spent $3.50 at the farm for raw milk, $8.93 at the local butcher for yummy homemade sausage (for the meatballs), $65.32 at the grocery store, $20 of which was for our donations to the Thanksgiving baskets our church puts together. We have to hit up Costco on the way to swim lessons/family dinner today, and I’m not going to lie…it’s gonna be a big spending week. We need so many staples: almond butter, cashews, satsumas (my kid puts away a bag of these a week), bananas, and lotion.
What are you having this week?