Tuesday, 17 June 2008


Sometimes life just gets too busy and you need a rest.
My body told me that in the early hours of Saturday morning
I was so sick I had to stay in bed for a few days

It started with Max breaking some ribs on the day (Friday 6 June) the carpet was to be pulled up in our lounge/dining room that is 8 metres by 4 metres (26ft x 13 ft). We had moved and packed everything up in the room through the week except for a couch and the tv cupboard. The furniture was moved and carpet pulled up Friday night and one row of floorboards layed and glued mainly by our son Michael.

Here is Michael working away

The next day after working Michael came and did more with Hayley as his assistant. The Sunday we had to go out and then Michael came back and did some more with our other son Daniel( he had been working his 2nd job and could help any earlier).

Then Monday morning Michael was back for breakfast and worked all day getting the boards down. Daniel was able to help in the afternoon too, with Max also asssisting

Daniel Max and Michael once it was all done. The wet looking patches are just where they wiped over a few dirty spots.

Now we have to wait to sand and polish the floor. Of course Max wants to do that too.

So back to me getting sick – thanks to Max with his broken ribs and restless sleep for a week I was getting maybe 3 hours sleep a night if I was lucky. I know I should have gone and slept in another room but I didn’t. So with lack of sleep and three days of my 53 year old tired body babysitting sweet Riley I think I was a tad tired and paid the price.
Thankfully I am now feeling better and ready to start babysitting again tomorrow


Sherry from If I Could Set My Soul Free presented me with theYou are Sweet Award

Thanks Sherry it is just what I needed to cheer me up


Cindy said...

Oh! The floor turned out lovely. That is soemthing that we have been thinking of doing as well. Was wondering how it would stand up to pets though. Hope you get better soon. Take it easy.


Connie said...

Lovely! I love wood floors but I don't think I'd want to DUST them so I'll keep carpet for now. BUT we're going to do a bit of remodeling soon and I'm dreading it!!!!! I hate remodeling!!!!!!!! Yours looks wonderful though, my little sweet thing.

Lola Enchanted said...

The floors look incredible!! I sure hope your starting to feel better!!!!

Have a magical day!!~

Kelly said...

The floor looks amazing. I'm so sorry to hear you were sick, but I'm glad to hear you are on the mend. Take care of yourself.


Unknown said...

A rest in bed will do wonders! Love the timber floor, it looks like a great sized room, and there is nothing like floorboards, I love them!

Ally Jay said...

The floor looks stunning, the boys certainly worked hard on it.
Glad you are feeling better.

Rosemary said...

Glad you are feeling better.
Love the floor. So sorry about Max.

Deb said...

Your new wood floors look fantastic Alison. Hope you & Max are both feeling better.

Unknown said...

Alison, I am so sorry that you're not feeling well. My daughters have a summer cold and today I started feeling that ache and fever so familiar. Your floors look amazing though. They did a beautiful job. I just made chicken soup for me and the girls. I wish I lived nearby, I would send you some. Blessings, Karen

Paul Sears said...

wow - what an adventure! My uncle just put in hardwood for his mom not too long ago, and I think it was just as labor-intensive

Katrina said...

That floor looks great! I bet you can't stop looking at it. I can't wait to see it with all your furniture in there. Hope you are feeling a bit better today :)

Lori said...

that floor looks gorgeous and those boys look very proud of themselves...and rightly so...i am glad you are feeling better Alison!!

Sherry said...

Your floor is beautiful! Good work guys! I have brothers named Michael and Daniel. I think they are wonderful names. Glad your feeling better and take it easy!!

Unknown said...

Oh Alison, I hope you are feeling better soon! The floor looks great. please take care of yourself! Jen R

Georgia Peachez said...

The floor is fabulous! Now get some rest so you can recover. xo, suzy

The Feathered Nest said...

Alison, the floor is just GORGEOUS!!! I'm so very sorry you've felt bad but so glad that you're on the mend too. Please get good rest to get back to 100%. You are going to love love having hardwood floors! xxoo, Dawn

just_charming_ said...

Your floors look wonderful! Glad you are feeling better, Suzanne.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
I agree with the other ladies that your floor has turned out just beautiful, what a huge job.
I hope you & Max are both OK & taking it easy. Chat soon.
Love Sarah xx

vintage girl at heart said...

I love the floors!!! We finished ours and I do not know how I lived without 'em!!! Yours are such an nice color too!!!
Glad you are feeling better.. a little rest can work miracles!!!
Take Care!!!

kari and kijsa said...

Your floor looks amazing-so much hard work by a great team! hope you are feeling better- get some rest!

kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

Job well done. It's great to have some handymen around. Can't wait to see the end result.

Get well soon.


love.boxes said...

Oh is that floor every beeauuutiful! I hope you and Max get better soon!

~Melissa Merrill~ said...

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Unknown said...

Wow the floor looks fantastic! What a nice family you have ....and I hope you feel better. Take care of yourself!


Fete et Fleur said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick. Sending you prayers for a quick and full recovery!! The floors are beautiful! I can't wait to see them finished.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

WOW! The floor looks great! I am sorry you were sick, but so happy you are feeling better.

bluemuf said...

Alison, your floor looks great. I do hope you and Max are feeling better soon.

Hugs Karen

Cindy said...

I love the wood floors! I sure wish I had them. I hope you are feeling better!

nicol sayre said...

Lovely floor! Feel better soon!
best to you! N

Rosie's Whimsy said...

The floor looks marvelous! I am glad you are on the mend ...... lack of sleep will do that to you! Hope Max is resting more comfortably, too!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

A well deserved award Alison.

You sound all warn out - make sure you take care of yourself.

Cathy said...


My DH and I did the hardwood floors throughout our entire house last year. It was hard work, but looks fabulous, as does yours.

xoxo Cath

Anna T said...

Beautiful flooring!
Happy to hear your feeling better.

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better

Victoria xx

NeereAnDear said...

Hope you get to feeling better... thanks for stopping by for the tour for the cure and the sweet comments about my garden... not much but its special to me

Take care of yourself... I really love the flooring



Anonymous said...


How lovely to get a new floor! So sorry you and Max have been down. I do ope you will get some rest!!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Well, my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear of the illnesses. I hope you're all better soon.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a gorgeous floor and such sweet guys to get it all done for you. I hope you've been able to rest a little and that you're feeling better.
Patricia :o)

Gail McCormack said...

Poor you Alison, too much going on for sure, you sometimes forget how important a good night's sleep is.
Your floor boards look fantastic, wasn't it great the boys could come and work as hard as they did. Bet you're busting to get everything set up now

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Oh dear Alison, hope you are feeling so much better, seems to be the season for sickies at the moment doesnt it! Floor is looking great, cant wait to see it all polished up.

Ali said...

Wow, what a big job hon. How wonderful to have such handy helpers in the family. Looks great and I bet you are as pleased as punch! Ali ox

kecia deveney said...

eww, sorry your weren't feeling well, but glad you are better. you are right, sometimes we just need to listen to our selves and rest! )(sorry, but i would've been out of the bedroom in a heartbeat if i was being kept awake!) my husband is an AWFUL sleeper, so i even have my own room. it is quiet and heavenly!
p.s. the floor is beautiful