Tuesday, July 14, 2009

School Excitement!!!

It is so nice to have nerdy kids! My kiddos can't wait until school starts. Grace has asked me on several occasions how many days until she starts first grade. She is so excited by the idea of workbooks and all the work she will have to do. Let's just hope I can keep that excitement going. Blake is excited that he no longer has phonics. It doesn't seem to bother him that we are adding Science, Social Studies and Bible.

Sam, well he's just excited to have a desk. This year Blake out grew his desk and the little table that we use in the school room. So yesterday we went to Wal-Mart and got their little parson's desk. Nothing fancy just a flat surface for him to work. Well, that meant that Samuel got his old desk. That thrilled Sam to no end. As soon as we got it situated he wanted to get his school work. I told him let's stick to coloring right now.

I too enjoy preparing for another school year. Buying new supplies and books. Organizing our day and mapping out our year. Let's just hope I can mantain my enthusiasm as well. We do plan on starting school when Jim starts pre-planning so it won't be long.

My Eager Beaver

In other news, I have serious home project fever. I recently started chipping paint off of our living room wall in anticipation of the painter. Well, I also sanded the bottom coat just little to reveal the heart of pine walls. Now I can't decide if I want to repaint or strip it all. Most likely repaint for now because it is cheaper.

Yesterday Jim had to remove the boys sink to look at how he was going to mount it back. (The guy who "re-modeled" our house did a shoddy job.) Anyway, when he did he showed me that "the floors'" are still under there. I wanted to go right then and get a sledge hammer to break up the tile. However, I am not sure how heart of pine would do in a bathroom. Anyone have any experience or advice? Jim had to stop me and remind me that we need to tackle one project at the time. He said this because while he was gone I "found" that our bedroom also still has "the floors" under the carpet. I almost started ripping right then. I would LOVE to refinish the floors in both mine and the boys' room. Add this to the fact we are going to have to redo the school room floor and perhaps the kitchen still has "the floor" under it, I need a really good but inexpensive floor guy. Any ideas? I mean how hard is it? Could I do it?

If anyone knows a good construction guy looking for work send him my way. I have several projects I could put him on=)


Sabrina said...

I don't know if you could do it or not, but it would be worth the research. Try Lowe's website or HomeDepo. Let us know what you find.

Sabrina said...

Oh, cool about Jim's band! I'll have to come watch one Friday night. Keep me informed.

And how sweet of your babies!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Is this the house you are trying to sell?
I use to love home projects, back when I was your age, sometime last century, really....
Now, I hate the thought. I think I'm getting old.