The December Waning Gibbous Perigee Moon

The Waning Gibbous Perigee Moon looks very beautiful in the background of our Christmas lit house. I captured some photos, before the Moon was too high in the sky.

UPDATE: Ha! About an hour after I took these photos, the clouds rolled in with thunder and lightning. What a lucky moment I went outside and saw the Moon, in time.

🎈We Did It! The Floors Are Done!🎈

Hey followers, I’m back! And I have exciting news. I know, the headline gives it away. But we’ve got done a day earlier than expected. Isn’t that awesome? HURRAY! 🎉🎈

On Monday, the workers came in to smooth and prep the floor. It was an all day process. And the prepping texture had to set and dry overnight. The next morning, a couple more workers came in and helped to get all the tiling done. That was great. That way all the tiles could set overnight. The following day (Wednesday), the regular crew of three workers came in. They did the grouting in the morning, and all the touch-ups in the afternoon. I have to say, I’m very impressed with them. They worked clean and left no trash behind. And when I asked them to do something extra, they worked with me in a heartbeat. I definitely would love to do business with them, again. We need to safe some $ first,  before we can get the bedroom floors done.

This morning, I’ve also noticed I can breath much better in the house. Those stinky old carpets and the dust beneath them are GONE!  HURRAY! 🎉🎈Haha! I’m just in a great mood to celebrate this accomplishment. This construction was my biggest headache. Because it was such a big surface, that needed to be taken care off in the house. Now, that it is all done, I’m very happy. Monday, I’ll start to prep and resurface the walls in the frontroom. Then I can paint them. Once that is done, all the furniture can go back to their places, where they belong. And we’ll have a room, we can call our living room, again.

Busy Construction Week

As I mentioned yesterday, we are getting our floors done in the house. Yay! Since I have my internet hotspot on my phone, not so Yay! The construction worker said, it shouldn’t take longer than Thursday to get tiled floors. After that, I have to re-surface and paint the walls in the front room. I hope, by then I can set up the modem, again. I rather like to work on a desk anyway. My laptop sits on an mandarin orange box, right now. LOL And my back’s hurting from hunching over.

Here is a photo to give you an idea, how the tiles will look like, once they are installed. It will have this natural look of hardwood floors. But they are tiles. And they will be so much easier to clean, since I have two kids, two dogs, two cats, and a husband in the house.


The construction worker showed me, how the tiles will look like when they are installed. And I love the color in real daylight.

I’ll see y’all towards the end of the week and will report about the new floor in our house.

Ripping Up The Old Floors

Kevin and the girls were working on the floors, today. Sara had to hold the heating gun towards the laminate tiles, while Kevin tried to get with a scraper under them. When Sara got bored, Katelynn took over for a while. Since these laminate tiles were glued to the concrete, Kevin went almost nowhere with the scraper. It was time to get the “big gun” out and show that darn floor, who is the boss. It got a loud a little bit, because Kevin used the compressor. Ha, all of a sudden the laminate came off in no time. And Kevin got further ahead than he was actually planning to be by this evening.

Tomorrow, we plan on getting the laminate in the utility area and under the dishwasher. Maybe we also can remove the carpet in the hallway towards the bedrooms. Kevin is tired and sore, right now. We’ll see, what’s in store for tomorrow.

“I licked it. It’s mine!”

Kevin built Sara’s bed, this afternoon. Sara is in heaven, because she has a new bed. It has a bookshelf attached, clothes drawers and a door to her “secret hideout” under the mattress. All we have to wait for is her new Disney bedset. And everything will be perfect. In the meantime, she has to sleep with her other sheets and pillows. The alarm clock sits on top of the shelf and got “catified”. And when Joshua came into the room, he checked out the new furniture. Soon after, he jumped on top of the bookshelf, licked it and laid down. He looked at us, as he wanted to say: “Whaaat? I licked it. It’s mine!”

New Furniture & New Flooring For The House

Well if I hadn’t been bed-ridden due to a virus for a few days, I could have posted this a little bit earlier. But I’m glad, I feel much better and can move around in the house again.

On Tuesday, our king-size bed and Sara’s new bed have arrived at our house. Kevin put the king-size together the same day. And today, I finally could put the new “Rustic Texas Star” bedset on it. Last weekend, we finally decided on a head-board and frame. But we have to wait for it to arrive another month. That’s alright. It’s not rushing. We still have to get Sara’s new bed up and standing by this weekend. The in-laws will visit this following week. And in August, we’ll get new flooring done. The house will be a messy construction zone. I can not wait, until I mopped the last corner of the floors, painted the walls, and the furniture are back in place. But it will be so pretty, once it’s done. I definitely will keep you updated on the progress.


I love my new bed set, “Rustic Texas Star”.