Last week we noticed some tell tale signs that we had some furry guests back in the house. Likely relatives of Sneakers who we had to encourage to move out last year. We put some anti mouse goodies down over the weekend in the hopes that they would get the hint and leave/die. Yesterday morning we noticed that something had taken all of it and we had a bit of a mixed reaction. Garret and I are both rather large hearted people, so we don’t really like the idea of hurting something, but we aren’t really of the “mice can be trapped and released into the wild” mentality either. We had a moment of silence for the little critters and G made a joke that he feels bad, like we are killing Fievel.
Fievel Mousekewitz adorable mouse with great pipes.
I found the image here
We established that we don’t want any furry roommates that steal our food and poop in our kitchen so we had to be strong and get rid of them anyway. We put more stuff down and went to bed.
As I have mentioned before we are sleeping on the couch still while work gets done upstairs. (side note: G finished sealing the floors last night so we can get back to bed sleeping like normal people tonight yay) Once all the lights were out, G fell asleep in 7 seconds and I lay awake listening to some serious scurrying activities. Gross. From the sounds of things they were less Fievel-esque and more like an ROUS:
Rodent of Unusual Size anyone?
It makes me MUCH happier to picture their demise when I think of them looking like this. Although it made it harder for me to fall asleep thinking about these guys running around.
This past weekend all of my upstairs dreams started coming true! Kevin came on Friday and he and G just super duper busted a move on getting stuff done! His plan of attack was to fully finish one room at a time (flooring, painting, redoing trim etc) so when we were finished we would have a completed upper floor. This is a great plan because we were able to stop moving some of the stuff from the second floor to the main floor, so we could maintain some living space for the weekend. They started with the guest room. I arrived home from work on Friday to hear a magical conversation—“where shall we put the closet”? As in, they were building a closet. *heavenly chorus of angels singing here* So the plan evolved from “let’s put down the flooring” to “let’s totally finish the upstairs”.This is something that I thought we would be working on over the winter, but thanks to two very dedicated hard working Walsh men…it looks like it is going to just take a little over a week! Adding the closet meant that it took a little bit longer than they originally thought to do the spare room, but having a gorgeous built in closet/more storage upstairs really is oh so worth it. Garret put the finishing touches on the room last night (sealing the floor, painting the trim and one more coat of paint on the walls) and today Kevin is finishing off the inside of the closet. The satisfaction will be short lived I am sure as now everything from our bedroom has to get moved into the spare room as they start construction on our room this afternoon! The added bonus is that we get to have more couch sleepovers and watch TV while we fall asleep. Still novel and fun..let’s see how much longer we enjoy it.
We are trying out for an episode of “Hoarders: The Dining Room edition”
Partly done floors and no closet
Kevin starting the closet framing
Shop Vac’ing off all the dust and wood
Our slightly skewed iPhone representation of our most amazing gorgeous spare room
G has been really good about taking pictures through the process and with the iPhone panorama ap he was able to get a pretty good view of the whole room. Once we get our furniture back in here it I will post another picture. We got some gorgeous bedding as a wedding gift and it is going to look gorgeous in here with the new paint (and snazzy floor)
*ed note: I just was rereading as I posted and noticed I said “gorgeous” about 35 times in this post. Cant help it it’s how I feel!
Garret and I have what some of our friends have referred to as “the greatest couch ever” Since it is located under the largest fan in the house, we have been spending quality time underneath it lately. Our bedroom is ovenlike in these temperatures so we have couch sleepovers! We put a sheet on each leg of the L and pick a side. It’s cozy and reminds me of sleepover parties when I was younger. I think even if we get a/c we need to still have ’em!