A Brutal Couple of Weeks

29th March 2011

The last couple of weeks have been BRUTAL.

We decided to replace the gross, dirty, old, kid-destroyed carpet in our family. We had high hopes, we saved for it, and in the end, all we got was a huge mess and a crappy looking floor. Major suckage.

Of course, as with any reno, there is now this mess of old furniture and stuff that has migrated to a couple of other rooms. It seems like no matter how hard I try, I just can’t get this place to look like the damn Pottery Barn catalogue. Totally depressing.

Then, the spouse is on his latest work trip  (3 weeks this time), and I’ve lost track but I think it’s the fourth trip in a row. Not a fan.

So, with everything going on with the house and being 24hrs/day mommy non-stop for weeks now, I of course, always come last.

So, I’ve fallen behind on the Ugi Fit after the initial first week. I’ll tell you something though – it is a hard workout, especially for someone who is just starting out (again). The plyometric type exercises are near impossible for me – I am out of shape after all. Because I’m finding it so difficult, I’ve decided that maybe supplementing it with walking on the treadmill, etc, will work better for me. For anyone who likes working out at home, and want something to add to their routine, Ugi Fit is a great choice.

Also, my kids made me watch Yogi Bear. TWICE.

Not sure how I survived.

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14 thoughts on “A Brutal Couple of Weeks

  1. Kellyology

    I don’t know about you, but every time I add something big and new to the house (like floors) it means that I need to update about 50 million other things. I did paint, tile and new baseboards in my house in December. And now the carpet that’s left (I did hard woods last year) looks like crap. But it’s worth it. Right?

    1. MARIA Post author

      I suppose it’s worth it – but, knowing that this is not the dream house/forever house, I’m kind of over having to spend more money on this place. But you’re right, the minute you put something new and shiny next to something old, you just add it to the must-do list. Next up for us, painting, new patio door, new deck, etc, etc, etc.

  2. Chantal

    I agree with Kellyology, we had all our windows replaced and now I have to drop a fortune on new window coverings because our 20 year old (came with the house when we bought it) coverings are nasty.

    I have caught bits and pieces of your reno adventure on twitter. I am sorry it has been so crappy. Take Care.

  3. Londia

    I will have to check out Ugi Fit. Sorry about the flooring and fixing up the house. It seems that a house is always so much work. Quite a few years ago i lifted the rugs in the bedrooms and found nice hardwood flooring under neath. Than in September i wanted to do our living, dining room and hall. My Husband was worried how the floor would look and i thought it might not be bad. So we did it as our carpet was dirty looking and getting smelly. We do have scratches and a big stain that we have covered with a mat. It can cost quite a bit of money to get hardwoods renewed. Good luck with what you end up doing with the flooring. Here is a link to our lifting up our carpet http://silverneon2000.blogspot.com/2010/09/taking-up-our-carpet.html But than yes you end up doing other things to the home also. Which we did also http://silverneon2000.blogspot.com/2011/01/fixing-up-house.html. Let us know how things go and good luck.

  4. Elaine

    I’m sorry you don’t like the new floor! It looks nice from here…

    And wow, your hubs is gone A LOT. You are a good person for handling that so well. Seriously, I’m not sure I could deal with that much travel…

    1. MARIA Post author

      Seriously, I’m thankful I’m not much of a drinker, or we would be in trouble. Although, I have kind of gotten used to talking to myself at night, so that helps. 🙂

  5. Lady Mama

    Damn Pottery Barn catalog. That’s totally crap about your floors. And I understand the pain – we had wood floors put in just over a year ago and it was almost like moving house – moving all the furniture out and in and shuffling it around. Major headache. Hope the next few weeks are better for you.

  6. Jessica - This is Worthwhile

    Ooh. I remember business trips – worst things EVER. They suck you dry, spit you out, then start in all over again.

    And what’s up with the sucky new floor?? Can you get your money back or a redo? Girl, you need to kick someone’s ass!


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