Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Samantha's Room


Samantha's Room
Originally uploaded by sammi's mom
Steve has been totally working his backside off the last week or two, getting the house ready to move in. Samantha's room was the first room to be painted, and now he's moving on to the living room and dining room. I think this came out beautifully! We also had the ceiling fan installed. The room is teeny-tiny, but the vaulted ceilings help to make it feel a little bigger.

Steve has been under a major time crunch. Contractors have been coming out, paint prep takes forever, he's had to leave mid-day to pick Samantha up from school...so there's still so much to be done before we move on Friday. The carpet cleaners were supposed to come out on Sunday, a day we'd reserved for them to do their thing and to leave wet carpets to dry. However, we got a call at the last minute saying their equipment was broken. Okay, um, they're professional cleaners--WHAT?? Granted, carpet cleaning isn't their only function (they're basically a house cleaning service), but they only have one rug cleaner? So Steve switched everything up and arranged for them to come this morning. As he was leaving the house to take Samantha to school and rush out to the house to meet them, he noticed he had voicemail. Of course, it was the cleaners, saying they needed to order a part and couldn't come today. WE'RE MOVING ON FRIDAY!!!!! This totally messes everything up. Sheesh, no wonder their rate was so good. Now we have to find someone who can do it tomorrow morning (of course, this means that Steve will have to continue painting while standing on wet carpets) for a similar rate. I feel so bad--he's been working so hard, and I feel like I'm not able to really help because if I'm not at work, I'm watching Samantha. I'm trying to help with the packing, but he's also had more time with that, too, and has done the lion's share. The two days after we move he'll be coming back to the apartment to clean. I think I'll be able to help if I bring Samantha here with me to play, though. Can't wait for this to be over...

13 comments:

Renee said...

Her room is beautiful! From the picture, it looks huge.

RobMonroe said...

That's a beautiful blue!

It's hard work, but once it's done you don't have to worry about it for a long time, right? (That's the rule in my house anyway!!)

Monica said...

I LOVE Sammi's room!!! Sounds like a crazy busy time for you guys... And I thought things like the carpet cleaners only happened to us!! Hope things go more smoothly for you!!! It's all worth it~ Good luck~

Bethany said...

Love the color! Hey, my cousin's husband owns a carpet cleaning company and I promise, they are reputable. Email me if you want their number. ;) I'm not sure how the rates would vary, but ...

Ruby's Mom said...

I love that color!

Lacey said...

The color is beautiful. Its the same color as Jax room. Very soothing. I'm excited for you guys to move into your house.

Carol N. said...

"Husband-working-arse-off-for-the-good-of-the-family award" goes to Steve! Looks wonderful, and it will all be worth it when you spend your first evening together after Sammi's off to bed and you can sit down exhausted together and admire your work!

My name is Sarah said...

Wow!! I love the color.

Ashley said...

I love the color of Samantha's room!! By the way- your daughter is beautiful!!

Michelle said...

Steve is awesome! Just running back and forth from house to house everyday would make me exhausted. I like Sammi's room. Can't wait to see his other work.

Jeanette said...

I love the color! When the dust settles from the move, buy your hubby a massage then take him out to dinner! Post pictures when you are all settled!

Ruby's Mom said...

I left you an award on my blog:)

Melissa said...

I love her room color! What a lucky girl & I bet she can't wait;)

I know you don't have much time on your hands...but, I do have an award on my blog for ya!!
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