Monday, July 21, 2008

Project Franklin

Why do the weekends always go so fast?! Can't believe it's Monday again already. We spent the last couple days helping Whitney and Travis work on their house. At one point they ripped out all the carpet thinking they could refinish the wood floors that were underneath. However, the floors were not in the best of shape and it didn't make sense to put all that work in when they plan to move in a year or two. Instead they decided to put down laminate "wood" flooring and this was the weekend. Keith was experienced in installation as we put this in our t.v. room, so he volunteered to help. There were three rooms and an alcove and in the two afternoons they managed to get the living room and most of the office and alcove finished. It looks awesome!

While the guys slaved away on the floors, Whitney and I sealed and painted foundation and did a few other little projects. Their goal is to have most of the work done by Aug. 2. On that day they are hosting a going away party for Trav's brother, Casey, who is moving to Alaska. It's always good to have a gathering to create a deadline! Travis has also put in endless hours on their yard. Their ambition is infectious! Of course, Chloe and Ali contributed by keeping us laughing at their antics. It was a fun weekend.

We don't see Alex much as he is putting in a lot of hours with his landscaping job. He goes to bed EARLY as he starts work at 7:00. He likes the work and is piling up the $$$. That's good as he wants to live in a house with friends for school in the fall. We're proud of how hard he is working. He even came home yesterday and mowed the lawn and vacuumed "just because". Nothing warms my heart more than someone doing a household chore for me!

I know I am going on ad nauseum about my kids and how great they are, but it is MY blog! And spending time with them is what we love best. Life is good!


At July 24, 2008 at 6:02 AM , Blogger chaff "4" said...

Don't ever feel bad for going on about your kids. You are there mom and it is your job to do that. Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Kim


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