Well, it wasn't easy but as of 10:00 last night we finally finished our floors. I'll post "after" pictures once we get our house put back together and cleaned up. To say it was a mess is a severe understatement.
It took a LOT longer than I thought it would, but it would have taken me at least another week if my brother Rick wasn't here. For 3 days straight he sat at the wet saw and cut tiles while I installed the floors. So THANK YOU Rick... you're a lifesaver, and WELL worth the lunch I bought you at Wendys.
Speaking of food... last night my wife and I took a break from our tiling adventure and took our family out to Famous Dave's for a Valentine's Day dinner. We ordered the All American BBQ Feast and I only have one thing to say about that...
If you haven't had this before and you like to eat a LOT of different food in one sitting, this is the meal for you (and 4 or 5 of your closest friends). This sucker comes with ribs, a whole chicken, beef brisket, corn on the cob, cole slaw, fries, beans, and corn bread.
It feels a little like being in the renaissance era - sitting at the table, grabbing food at random and shoving it into your mouth while serving wenches bring you more drinks. It's quite wonderful if I do say so myself.
*burp* (my apologies to Dave who I know is a vegetarian and is repulsed by large quantities of meat)
So I'll be busy this weekend finishing up the final project details, going to a charity dinner tonight and playing tomorrow night with The Receders. But the most interesting thing I'll be doing this weekend is a Marmite -vs- Vegemite taste-test comparison based on the samples that two of my favorite bloggers, Dan from England and Mooselet from Australia, sent me from their respective countries. I've even received detailed instructions on how to approach these suspicious substances.
So stay tuned because I'll be back next week, cruising your blogs and saying HI once again. It's been a long week and I've missed you all.
Or is it my comfy recliner? Hmmm, close call.