Long time no see... Beyond busy with cakes and brides. Daughter, SIL and bubbykins are still with us. My daughter has bad allergies and the kitchen carpeting where the dogs sleep at night was the worst focus of her ailments. 30+ years of dog dander and dust mites is really hard on allergies and even professional carpet cleaning couldn't cut it. Anyway, son-in-law and I took up the carpeting yesterday.
The padding had actually sort of welded itself to the old linoleum. I ended up sitting in my old broken office chair so I could roll around and use a hamburger flipper from the grill set to scrape the floor. This, along with an old scarf tied around my forehead as a sweat band... It wasn't pretty.
We had pry bars and hammers and needlenose pliers to get up the tack strips around the edge of the floor... Whew!
So this is how I got thru it... Took a davocet at the first sign of bad pain then continued every four hours as we worked. Woke up in the middle of the night and had a bite of food to go with my four ibuprophen. Am I sore? Yes. But the offending carpet is gone. It was a massive job but well worth it.
I stretched and pulled and used muscles that I forgot I had but we got it done! Today, between bride appointments we're going to pick out flooring. SIL is going to install for us. Probably bamboo or a good laminate. Daughter has stopped sneezing in the kitchen already. Life is good.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & FibromyalgiaI know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa "People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross