Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How to destroy your body in 5 easy days!

As I alluded to in this post, I took this week off from work to tile my kitchen and dining room floors.

Because my brother Rick was kind enough to come down and help me, my mom and dad got stuck babysitting my sister Cindy's dog Lexie who Rick was originally babysitting while Cindy and her husband are away on a cruise.

Got that?

So thank you Rick, mom and dad. Oh - and sorry Lexie for all the confusion.

Anyway, this is a long way to say that the reason you don't see me floating around the blogsphere lately is because I'm knee deep in the middle of this project. With the broken knees to prove it. And because my dad asked for an update, here are some pictures.

kitchen - before


dining room - before


me - in progress in the kitchen


kitchen - after, but still a bit hazy looking from grout dust


dining room - after but no grout yet


And now we're doing the hallway from the kitchen to the bathroom, which should be done tomorrow. So that's where I'm at right now.

If you ever want to know what you're body is going to feel like when your 90, you should try this sometime - it's pretty enlightening. But it will be worth it, because I've just earned enough "good husband" credits to last me until I'm 90.

Now I just have to figure out the best way to spend them. ;-)

21 comments:

Drowsey Monkey said...

Fantastic job! And look at you...looking all manly...doing manly stuff. Yes, I'm sure you're wife is very pleased.

That first pic of your kitchen floor looks like a mattress!

G said...

Those are major points! I'm sure imagining their redemption value might keep one going through such a project ;)

Nice work.

Carla said...

...it will probably end up with someone on their knees. I'm just sayin.

Nice job, it's lookin good.

Kathy said...

Been wondering how it's going. Thanks for the update. Looks really nice. I know I need a medic when I just clean my kitchen floor. But ripping it up and putting a new one down? You may need a second week of vacation just for recovery. When you get your new knees, pick out some nice titanium ones. I've heard they're very good.

VE said...

You are a fashion force to be reckoned with in that one picture. You've just got to put your foot down on any other "to do" items. Just don't put your foot down if its dirty though, that's a new floor and all...

Heather said...

I have to agree with VE. That is one sexy photo. Um. I take photos like that of Craig too. I'm sure he appreciates it.

The floor looks great so far though.

Anonymous said...

Your next move is to U-Tube the job for your fans.

wayabetty said...

WOW Jeff! You're Tim Allen for the week, that floor looks awesome! I'm so jealous b/c I have a "white collar" hubbie over here who might need a lesson in doing manly stuff!

Mom Thumb said...

That's a beautiful floor. I will warn you with tile that color, you will think it's not dirty until you mop it and the water is the color of . . . you get the drift.

Mushy said...

Wow, you did it! Looks great.

Marie said...

Wow, what a big difference!

weirsdo said...

Impressive work. Your kitchen now looks like our living room.

Groovy Mom said...

Oh wow! You rock!

Someone's gonna have a happy Valentine's Day. ;-)

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That's gong to be beautiful when your all done!

Anonymous said...

Rick is back, the dog is gone, and he said you did an awsome job.--Dad

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing this qualifies as Charli's valentine present?!!!It sure looks beautiful!! Mom

Emma Sometimes said...

Outstanding job. Bob would be so jealous..

Jennine said...

Nicely done!

Whenever I'm upset with Darren he comes back with "Oh yeah? Well I tiled the kitchen and dining room floors!"

Five years ago.

It is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Ibuprofen, my friend...Ibuprofen.

pootandcubby said...

It looks like it was worth it though! Want to come over and put new tile in my kitchen once you recover?

-andi

deborah said...

wow, I'm impressed! hope you didn't forget to stretch. That is a whole lot of floor.

Karl said...

Dude, I feel for you. I've worked floors before, but not tile. Hardwood. Ugh.

Gorgeous tile you selected, though. That's probably because you didn't pick it, right? I mean, always give the wife credit.