Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scintilating Saga

Hope I spelled that right. Foyer is finally scraped as good as it's going to get. After talking to a couple of the guys at work they pointed out that just replacing the shoe mold might not be enough to cover the expansion gap needed so off came the base molding too.

While I was working I decided to watch some Dr. Oz. It got me thinking about what do I truly do for myself that falls under the good for me category. Good for my body or my soul type of good. Today it was Dr. Oz and contemplating how to get back on track with weight loss. Three years ago I had gastric bypass and lost 100 pounds over about 18 months and then maintained for another six. Then I received a promotion at work which involves longer hours lots of stress and less me time and I've gained back about a size and a half. So I'm thinking something needs to change.  Not my job because I like it and I need to make a living.

I'd like to challenge myself to do one thing each day that is to my benefit be it health, creativity, or spiritual. Of course I'm already afraid of failure but I should give it a whirl any way.

What do you do for yourself? How often do you manage to focus on your own growth?

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Too exciting...

or not. Spent the weekend scraping up wood glue in the foyer and I'm not even half done. I set out for Lowes after a stint of it Saturday morning because I remembered someone had at least a biodegradable adhesive remover. It wasn't Lowes and I just didn't feel like multiple hardware stores. So now I have to decide if I'm going to try some this week or not and just how clean does the concrete need to be. I'm also tempted to remove the base moulding because I like the look of that on top of the wood rather than just using shoe moulding over the gap between the wood and the base moulding. We shall see.

Here is the work so far although it doesn't look like much. Mom's helping with the clean up.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cry Uncle...

Well, after spending hours/days trying to pry up the wood in my foyer my mom pipes up and says Joe (a contractor her boss uses) said he would do it for $100. I said seriously! Now you tell me? Below is a picture of the section I managed to do on my own. Took two days before I could move without major soreness. It took Joe's son all of four hours to do the rest.

So now it's on to scraping up the leftover glue and hopefully at least starting the installation.

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