We have been nonstop for the past couple of days. I’m truly exhausted. We had planned for Tuesday to be a little more casual. Easy day, clean out Lucy’s room to prep for new floor, clean house a little.
Then, around 7 Wes runs up and says, “I think I actually see her rabbit in the yard.”
We go and look. Yep. Her rabbit is hopping around the back yard. I go out the back and call Kowalski, Wes grabs up Gadget. Our kids have stared opening their cage to pet them… And looks as though they forgot to close it back. No Bueno.
We then find Max B. Looks like Kowalksi got a little overzealous with playing with him. He was in the yard. We locked up Gadget, and buried Max B and then went inside to find Lucy awake playing in her bed. So, we told her together.
Technically, Max B was Judah’s rabbit, but Lucy played with both rabbits equally, and Judah didn’t really care so much. Thank goodness.
We told her that her bunnies got out, and that Gadget was back in his pen and Max B had died. She wanted to see him, but we explained that something (we omitted the guilty party!) had killed him and we didn’t want her to see him.
After Wes left out of the room, she looked up at me with her big ole blue eyes, and said, “Judah loved that rabbit… But Mamma… Aren’t you glad Max B can’t scratch you anymore?” And then her little tears spilled over her eyes. I grabbed her and said, “I’d much rather be scratched by a bunny and have you two happy, than Max B being gone…” And we both cried a little. She was trying her hardest to find a good spin on the events.
We told Judah but I’m not sure he will understand until he goes out to play with the bunnies. Lucy told Judah as well, in the most creepy way: “Hey Judah, both bunnies got out of the cage and both bunnies got killed by something… Ha! Just kidding! Only your bunny got killed!”
We’re gonna work on that.
So… RIP Max B. You will be missed, but your burning bunny scratches will not.
After all of that, I got up and cleaned up some (since our bathroom was done and there was tiling remnants everywhere).
Since we are down to one bunny, I told Lucy we’d order a nicer indoor cage for him, and let him come inside more often. I don’t need the last bunny getting all depressed. So I want her to have as much play time with him as possible. Plus, she was still so sad about Max B. So, the bunny house is on the way!
I made m lunch, then I cleaned Lucy’s room out completely.
We found some water damage while we were under our house. She had a couple of softish spots in her floor, and so we checked and looks as though someone dumped out lots of water into her room at some point. Mind you, the stain showed us it was years ago. Most likely a set of renters that had our house before us. So we wanted to do something to her floor to limit any damage to it.
We chose laminate wood floors. We had it all picked out. Waiting on me to clean the room out. It only took me and hour or so to get her room empty. We had planned on starting Wednesday, but we decided, might as well start. So, we did. And it didn’t work.
The pieces weren’t locking together. We tried several times over the afternoon and then called in Wes’ stepdad as reinforcements. He works in construction and has laid lots of this. He came over. Still, no go. He said he’s run into this same issue before, just depends on the style and brand. Different ones have different grooves and some work better.
So… By that point I was already in Hattiesburg for my painting class.
I got home at 9, bed, we woke up, got kids ready and dressed and loaded up the flooring and off to Hattiesburg we go. We took it back and picked out some new. The first color we had chosen was dark and looked very similar to the floors we have.
The new color is much more raw wood color. I didn’t know if I’d like it or not, but it started going down once we got home and it looked great. Lucy approved.
It also went down so easy. It’s called a floating floor. It feels so good to walk on. Has just a little give when you step and is nice. It’s also smooooooth. No cracks to lose her tiny pieces of toys and whatever.
We had her floor down pretty quick, and then in went the trim, the caulking and sparkling and the touch up paint.
Then we moved her back in!
We rearranged her room a tad, to accommodate the coming bunny cage. I’m setting it up in her corner. We moved her little desk out since we are about to add a room to the house that is for school. She doesn’t need a desk in her room, plus it was small and just collected junk.
And after that room was done (we finished around 3:30) we cleaned up all of the tools and extension cords and left over pieces. We had called Mr. Andy to come look at our central air… The thermostat shut off on Monday at some point. Like, no power to it at all. No heat, no cool, nothing. He called us and said he was on his way. Wes stayed at home while I went to help with getting the youth and kids stuff going at church. (SO MANY KIDS!)
I came back home around 6, so Wes could leave and go to Bassfield. I then finished cleaning my whole house and it felt so good to climb in bed with a clean house. It hasn’t been clean since we stared our bathroom. So, it looks awesome now. I didn’t stop moving yesterday.
My Fitbit keeps track for me. My daily average on steps is about 11k. Tuesday, I hit 16,988. And that was just me doing stuff around my house.
I’m going to go and enjoy my coffee in my clean house and prepare myself for the rest of this week (which is also going to be busy!)
I hope you all have had a good week so far!