Reno’s Are Fun!


How many of you like to do Reno’s? Well, I like to think of them as 50/50, sometimes they go smooth and other times it’s like Pandora’s Box. Am I right? Well, we live in an old farmhouse and the last time we did some reno’s we discovered that the main floor of the house has wood shavings for insulation! We were wanting to put in an extra outlet beings how it only had one and that’s how we found out.
So let’s just say we were a little sceptical as to what we were expecting when we had to tear up the flooring for new flooring. Unfortunately, I woke up with a headache, so hubby let me sleep a little longer, plus it doesn’t help that I had to work nights. So he had already started tearing up the living room carpet. He said it came up pretty easy. Well were we fooled? We found out that the people that owned this house before had actually Glued down the carpet. Yes that’s right “glued” thank goodness, hubby brought with him a big scraper that they use for ice outside. That sucker(carpet) was NOT, I repeat NOT coming up without a fight.
Now my husband has been my rock, I honestly couldn’t tell you how much I love this guy. He has been with me every step of the way, with MOM, my depression, my breakdown. You name it. I’m not saying he’s a saint, but He certainly has proven to me how much he loves me and my family. In the past when we have done reno’s he has done the brunt of the work. Honestly, I couldn’t do much, with weighing 250 lbs, I was short of breath all the time. So I pretty much was his gopher. So today was a real eye-opener for me and I think for him as well. He had a very hard time getting the strength to pull up the carpet. He has a sore back, and he has been gaining weight too. So for the first time in our marriage, I had to step up and help. It felt amazing, that I was strong enough to do that. When we finally finished the living room, I went to start in the bedroom. Hubby was a little worried asking what I was going to do with that exacto knife. So I told him I just wanted to check the next room to see how hard it was going to be. Well except for moving the furniture, I have to say I did most of the bedroom myself. I would never have been able to do that earlier in my life. Thanks to the consistency of my working out and eating healthy I was able to be strong enough to pull my weight and help my husband when he needed it. I’m not bragging by no means, he has done so much I could not compare, but it felt nice to have him sit back and see how hard I had worked and how much it had paid off. I was proud to be a woman of 50 and am the strongest I have ever been. I’m not going to be doing a weightlift competition or a bikini challenge and go on stage. I’m just an average Mom, Wife, Daughter who has found that looking after myself and fuelling my body and exercise has really been the best thing I could have done for myself.
So I have a secret, we just have one room left. So this week, my husband is doing his usual 2 days away for work, so my plan is to have Mom’s room done before he gets home. Plus as an extra bonus I want to paint the rooms before the floor goes in. Do you think I can do it? I would love to give it a shot. Wouldn’t he be Surprised!!

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