First week of summer break we had our flooring pulled up from the entire downstairs in order to concrete stain it. Mold was found, and that stopped all progress on floor. Mold source was found, but a the cost of a portion of wall and a week of remediation and treatment to the affected area. Basically, we were a science experiment for a week. Mold, dead rodents and feces, OH MY! If my walls could talk.... So, instead of just getting a new floor, we had to get new walls, new paint, and then a bevy of extras, just because. Let me just say that we have as close to a movie theater experience as one can have, without even having basic television service into our home. Netflix- here we come! My air ducts were cleaned, we had french doors installed since the sliding door in the back didn't work, had a wall extended slightly, and a new configuration to our furniture to accommodate the new additions. Mostly, we have room for the migits to do gymnastics again, and access to the bar in the garage, and that is all that really matters ;o) Actually, Brody was most affected, and he kept Geoff and I up for hours last night, as he was wanting to play now that he was not looked in a room, at Grandma's or contained to play in a small place anymore. We have at least ten feet of run distance again down the hall way or in the living room. (The house is under 1,400 sq. ft.- it's not like he had a freakin' mile run or anything before.)
During this period of time we had lots going on, and somehow, we managed to do it all.
One little girl lost her first and second tooth (on different occasions).
Went to tennis camp, gymnastics camp, acting camp, tennis camp again, and then the entire month of July has been two hours of gymnastics training Monday through Thursday. (He can now do a back handspring and a back hip circle, and working on front walkovers and tucks at home.)
Went to a local park for a free concert.
Spent a week volunteering with the newest radKids.
Swam and had numerous swim play dates. (Couldn't entertain here at all due to the circumstances. That was super hard for all of us. We love to share time with our friends, at least a few times a month.)
|These were the local ServPro guys. I loved having them around. They had a fantastic sense of humor. But seriously, what they had to do? You couldn't pay me enough to do what they did.|
Here are the pictures, not in any particular order. Enjoy!
|This is the hand sanitizer bottle that I covered with the same contact paper I bought today to line my cabinets and that bathroom vanity with. I think it looks nice.|
|Lined the vanity.|
|The stained concrete without the rug in the living room area. That table is out in the garage too.|
|freshly stained concrete|
|I found the spray paint and painted all the outlet covers as well as some doorknobs. LOVE!|
|Due to the conditions downstairs, we spent many a meal at Shay's desk. (I am the mom that doesn't allow even water upstairs, and here we are, full meals! I treated them with juice and prepackaged foods some days. I swear they are too easy to excite.)|
|LOVE the look!|
|This was how it looked, much of he time.|