Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Watchout messes here I come!

LOL...Today I have lots of cleaning to do and Kitchen work. We had a wonderful weekend well I know its Tuesday but our weekend was Sunday Monday as Hubby had those 2 days off! He normally only gets one day at a time Sundays and a day during the week so its a real treat to have him home for 2 days:) Sunday the kids and I went to church then when we got home we did clean up some played on the quads and then we made a wonderful dinner Steak, Shrimp, Salad and Homefries, then hubby and I listened to old music on the radio and snuggled it was really a great Valentines Day! No cost and we just really enjoyed eachother and were right here with the kiddos:) Monday we made a big breakfast and then we were off for shopping....I say shopping but we really did not buy anything. We were price shopping and comparing products the house we bought, the previous owners apparently had some pets that didnt use a litter box at all or very well.... Hubby is having allergy issues from all the pet Dander and I think that little prince is as well. Dander and pet deposits... So we are trying to find the most economical, frugal way to remedy this as we really dont have the funds to just replace it all but that is what needs to be done for health and smell. So we looked at laminate flooring, carpet, and other things but I think we are going to go with Laminate eventually we may just do the worst rooms right now and then more later but I think we agreed we are going to put it in all the rooms except our bedroom (the kids both want the Laminate flooring not carpet Lol) this way I can vacuum the edging and then use a drymop system we used to have this in one of our houses and hubby hardly had any trouble with the pet allergies even though we have inside cats. well we have cats now at the time we only had 1 inside now we have little princess' newest addition so we have 2 cats in the house. And with the dust from the wood stove it will be much easier to get it really clean. and much easier to move things around to clean behind them. Well anyway we did not purchase anything yesterday I told hubby now is the time that we pray for some option like a contractor having just enough at just the right price or something some option that is not the cost of the new stuff from the store. We found some great pricing but hubby and I are really trying not to touch the savings right now. This is not an emergency you this a necessity..I am not sure sort of kindof if you as me as the little prince and wonderful hubby would feel so much better without this carpet that is urine soaked under it and pet fur ridden so yes it does Need to be replaced but we will continue praying as to what our right option is and what we are to spend on it. We will know when we are Okay with the cost and option right now we both freaked at the thought of the cost even though it was way cheeper to do what we found then to put new carpet in but still we had that bad gut feeling so we will pray and wait until we feel its right. When hubby is ok with whatever we find and says he's buying that thats when I know its the right thing:) So for now I will vacuum vacuum vacuum and open windows on nice days:) We thought about just yanking the carpet and painting the subfloor for now which we may do in the little prince's room as his seems to have the worst pet deposits that no matter what I use dont get better last week I spent hours with vinegar and rubbing alcohol and shampooing with vinegar in the machine but still odors... I tried my borax on it an vacuum no luck I tried borax with the machine washing it behind it but nope still there so we will just have to see. I have researched this a bunch and things like pulling the carpet and replacing the pad are not really an option cause there is just too much it would be a waste there are too many spots the carpet just wont come clean so the padding would eventually stink from the carpet so it would be a waste of money. Hubby's thought is he knows money is tight but it doesnt make sense to bandaid it if the bandaid cant be used when we finish the job ya know. no throwing money away just on a for now fix... He hates to do things twice so he wants to find an economical way to do it right the first time ya know:) ok gotta get going on the big cleaning day and make bread today:) have a beautiful Monday/Tuesday LOL...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can get laminate flooring that looks just like natural wood, but is cheaper, and easier to take care of. We have a warehouse type of place down here where we could pick it up at wholesale. Perhaps there's something like that out where you are.

Lucky for us, our house came with all new carpeting. The biggest woes I had to deal with, was mouse poop in cabinets - all vaccuumed, cleaned, and disinfected now. Other than that, I don't know WHY, by the bathtub in the kids' bathroom had purple stains all over it. But thanks to elbow grease, Scotch Brite, and Soft Scrub, all of the purple came out, and the tub is it's proper color now, LOL.

Oh girl, will you PLEASE take some pics of your house?! You're driving me bonkers here, just waiting! LOL :-D