Accomplished, Yet Sore

Good morning my lovely peeps!

Today I am taking a break from my studies (except for Spanish, of course) because yesterday I took up the nasty carpet in the dressing area of our master bath and I am very sore.

I’m planning on going to Dad’s for lunch anyway, which leaves me short on time.

So I accomplished something I probably should have left to my husband to do, but I feel good having done it now. My legs and arms are so sore! I guess I’m terribly out of shape. Cutting carpet, rolling it up and carrying it out to the trash, hammering out all the tack strip and removing the nails may not sound like much, but it wore me out completely.

Then, I got the bright idea to get the sledgehammer and try to remove the tile. Luckily, I realized my limitations after removing a small strip. I would have been rendered useless for the rest of the day, maybe even today!!

I sent pics to my husband and kids. They asked if I was bored (my kids, not my husband) and I told them no, not bored; disgusted! That carpet was so stained, stinky, and nasty. I’m glad to be rid of it…it was here when we moved in almost five years ago.

We will not be replacing it with more, we will probably go with new tile. So anyway, I guess I’ve started the process of remodeling the master bath (although that was not my intention).

Dave was happy, he just didn’t want me to overdo it, which I almost did!

Here’s a few pics.


Carpet removed

Tack strip and nails removed

Small strip of tile removed

When we remodel, I will show you the pictures. The plan is to take out the tub and replace it with a corner garden tub, expand the size of the shower, and of course, replace all of the brown tile on the tub and shower with something more modern. Tile the floors and add rugs. Paint the rooms and possibly change the sink, counter, and cabinets. Not sure when all this will take place, poor Dave has got his hands full at work and my sons are all busy with their respective jobs.

I’ll surely keep you posted!


In other news, I have decided to join Substack-a different place for my micro fiction. I published my first story today, not having done my research and now I have no idea where the story went. So if you get an email from me with my story, let me know. I will study up on how Substack works and hopefully do better next time. I think there’s an option to send directly to the web, or send it to your email subscribers. I didn’t know that until after I published my post. That’s what I get for not reading all the directions first. 😉


2 thoughts on “Accomplished, Yet Sore

  1. Yes, but I couldn’t tackle it that day. Maybe when Dave is done with his concrete project at work and gets over his own soreness, he will do it. (he should not have to be doing concrete work, but his guys are kids and he has to show them how to do it)
    If I tried to do it, I would end up in traction, lol!!


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