Monday, October 17, 2011

A Trip to Washington

My sister Becca moved to an old farm house in Camas, WA several months ago. I was glad when the opportunity arose that I could go visit her and help get some remodeling done.

We first painted and re-textured the family room walls, then we ripped out the 35 year old hideous carpet to find vinyl tiles stuck to the original hardwood floors. Who does that and why? I then spent 2 days on the floor with a blow torch and a scraper getting off that retched black tar paper. I got to use one of those big floor sanders for a whole day, we put up trim and then spent two more days staining and vanishing, sanding, varnishing, sanding and vanishing some more. You might think I'm crazy, but I had a lot of fun. I think Curtis was grateful that I was getting my remodeling bug worked out at Becca's house and on Becca's dime rather than on his. =)




Claire turned one while we were there. She really enjoyed her fresh fruit with real whipped cream, mmm!

I loved the weather and the beautiful trees and wild blackberries in Washington. I didn't really want to come back to barren Utah, but the weather here has cooled down a little and I'm accepting that this is where I need to be right now.