Saturday, April 21, 2012

Chores with Water...couldn't be more fun!

My son has a rather large collection of Nerf Guns.  I'm not the biggest fan of the things but unfortunately I only get half the say in these sorts of matters.  Phil and Matthew get 1/4 each ;D

Back to the Nerf Guns...

I did a bit of a dig around my garage and I came across some old milk crates.  Goodness knows how long they had been sitting in my garage. It was time to put them to good use.

But first, they needed a thorough clean:-

 Enter: Child Labour...I mean...chores.

If there's water, a bucket and a sponge involved...this child will get his hands dirty.  Just a little ;D

Drying off in the sunshine once all the cobwebs and dust had been washed off.

These two crates made a perfect home for Nerf guns in my son's wardrobe.  They make it much easier for him to pack them away too.  I have to say, this has been the first week I haven't peeked into his room and seen Nerf guns all over the floor.  Yay for garage finds!

Friday, April 20, 2012

In my Bedroom this time...

Ripping up carpet, that is.  The last room in the house to have the carpet removed.

I really should have taken a 'before' photo to show you what complete knuckleheads the previous owners of the house were.  Most of the carpet was an ugly green colour, but in the very centre of the room was a patch of cream coloured carpet.

When we first moved in to our house, the real estate agent explained that the owners had a water bed and didn't think you could actually move them.  So when the green carpet was laid, they left the water bed where it was and carpeted around it.

Yup.  Clever!

 I was very pleased to see great looking floorboards again.

 The carpet in the house is now ALL gone!

 ...but there are a gazillion little annoying staples to pull out.  I'm still pulling the rotten things out!

Looking very pleased about a job well done.  Back to staple removing!!!