Wednesday, March 5, 2008

busy, busy...

Between the new job and our new house project, I'm mentally and physically exhausted.

The job is challenging and still confusing. There is hope that I will learn it, but it looks like it'll take awhile. Everyone in my new department is helpful and friendly, and I think I've got a great new boss.

And a new house project! Can you guess what it is???

Over 900 square feet...

We're laying engineered hardwood floor in the dining room, kitchen, family room and living room.

Paul's great at cutting and measuring all the odd places. We've got some really odd angles in a few places.

We can lay the floor over the kitchen flooring, but have to rip out all the carpet and all the darn little staples and strips they used to hold the carpet and padding in place.

The Girl of the House is in on the work. She's very helpful. Looks good in safety glasses, too, doesn't she?

Did you know they charge $5/sq foot to install this? I guess saving that much money is worth the tiredness, eh?

I have been knitting later in the evening. The mental meditation of going round and round in black stockinette stitch is about all my brain can handle. Pictures later this week.


coleen~ said...

I can't wait to see it! the photo looks FAB!
Can't wait to see you!

Lorraine said...

Such a beautiful sweater. I'll have to take another look at it. There are just so many patterns I want to make out there (sigh).

BTW, to answer your question, bootie shorts are very short, tight shorts. They are used either with a leotard to give a little more modesty (hmphff - sort of)during dance classes or used under short costumes. My daughter likes them because they cover more of her "bootie" than traditional leotards.