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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Thursday, December 06, 2007

New door , new floor and DANG it is cold !!!

This is the start of our renos .....a nice garden door to replace the sliding glass doors onto the deck . Already we notice a difference with them , first , they don't let in as much light but they don't have the coldness of the sliding door ! Even with the cold weather it is nice to be able to open the door to let the dogs out instead of having to fight the door open as it is stuck on the frozen track !
Ryder likes that he can still look in and out them .... and the nose prints on the glass attest to that ! The cat isn't sure about them though ... or maybe it is because there is now snow on the deck that makes him not want to go out ! Can't say I blame him ! Tonight the thermometer reads a balmy -28 C ............... thank heavens it is not snowing nor blowing like earlier in the week !
Kandi isn't impressed with this mess ! The floor layers discovered that they had to chip the old lino off the plywood as the contractor that built the house had glued the subfloor to the plywood .... made for a BIG mess and a lot of work ! The 2 day job of my flooring took 4 days and 2 days of the weekend that they didn't work ! I was not impressed to say the least and everything was covered in a fine dust .... I doubt I will ever get it out of my house and my ductwork !
All in all , it was well worth the mess and the expense as I love my flooring ! Oak laminate is now in the dining area , hall and front room while we went lino in the front entrance and kitchen area ! Easy maintenance with the animals too !
We cut the kitchen flooring back and did the laminate into the dining area which makes the living room & dining area all flow together much better .

This the mess in my front room while they were working removing the old lino ....Tucker doesn't look impressed ( he is hiding behind the vacuum ! )

And for some strange reason , I don't have a photo of the finished front room ! LOL ! Oh well , at this point , I don't think I was on my feet much as the pneumonia had just kicked in !

Thank heavens the house is almost back to normal and I am on the road to recovery ....now if I could just get my Christmas decorations up ! LOL !

"It never hurts your eyesight to look at the brightside of things "


  1. Donna your door and floor look amazing! I would love to have hard wood floors through my house!

    And your baby is just to cute!

    But, more importantly I'm so happy you are on the way to recovery!

  2. I'm glad you are feeling better...keep getting better Donna. YOUR DOORS and floor look totally awesome. That paint colour on your walls is my favorite!!!

  3. Anonymous10:14 AM

    Your door and floors look awesome!! I love my laminate flooring.
    Glad your getting better. I'm feeling better but I just can't seem to shake this cough and the headaches are excrutiating.

  4. I love your flooring and doors they look beautiful! Glad that you are feeling better as well!