Friday, July 03, 2009

Productivity is overrated!

This week was VERY productive around our house.

Monday we primed "The barn room" with 2 coats of low-odor primer. We could still see some of the darker details through the primer but we hope a colored paint will take care of that. While Adam and I did that, the kids watched a movie and/or sat in the doorway watching us work. (This was their choice, not ours!)

Tuesday we were exhausted and shopped instead of worked. We bought the paint for the walls and ceiling. We also bought 2 clearance mattresses so we will have a functional guest room and Grant will get a real mattress instead of the crib mattress in his toddler bed.

Wednesday my parents came to help us! I LOVE my parents and they are great helpers. We rented a truck and moved a full room's worth of furniture into mom and dad's basement. We had planned to paint more after that but underestimated the energy and time it would take.

Thursday mom and dad came back to help again because they felt bad that they couldn't help more on Wednesday. Mom, Dad- we love you! You are allowed to feel tired! Anyway- they came back. Dad and Adam painted the ceiling and then walls of the Barn room, now to be known as the green room or Brianna's room. Mom and I cleaned out my large closet. This will be the temporary home of bb2b when he comes in August. (Our room is not quite big enough to host the pack-n-play but the closet has more than enough space.) The closet transformation is almost as drastic as the newly painted room. I don't have pictures of that, but it was BAD before.

Today is Friday. I hoped to do nothing all day but that is never a reality. We have plans to grocery shop. Adam and Brianna might finish some painting trim in her new room. We will pick up the mattresses we bought and maybe get them put on the beds.

I can't believe all we did this week. And for the record- the kids are NEVER allowed to change their minds about which rooms they want or what color it should be. Or they better save up the money to hire someone to paint! I am EXHAUSTED.

Next week- prime and paint bb2b's room, formerly known as Brianna's room. It's bright pink!

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