Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Bedroom Project

Hi everybody! It's me, Mitchy Boy!

Mom and dad have a project to keep themselves busy this winter and that would be re-doing my sissy, Missy's bedroom over! Missy slept in this room until she went away to college and once she finished college she moved out and the room became empty and it served as a guestroom for my gram and gramp when they used to come and visit but it was never finished and "nice" and mom always felt badly about it. So mom is getting her wish after all these years - a brand spanking new guestroom that she can be proud of rather than apologize for!
I'm locked out because mom says this is a work zone and there are too many dangerous things that I can get myself into!
Let me in, mom! I promise I'll be a good boy!
How come he gets to be on the inside with you and I can't be? Help me out and open the gate for me, okay, buddy!
Before mom and dad got Maggie, they had an English Bulldog named Bubba Louise. She (yes, it was a she named Bubba) was a brindle and white girl and lived to the ripe old age of 13 years old before she went to the Rainbow Bridge.
The plaster has been ripped off the walls and the brown painted floor boards are being taken up. Plywood is being laid down as the first layer of floor and the finished floor will go on top of the plywood eventually.
The project today is to remove the radiator and get plywood down underneath it and refill the system so that we can have heat in this room! Dad and his friend, Bob, have already done the plumbing work in the basement so there are shut-off valves to make the job a whole lot easier! Trust me, you do NOT want to see the basement! You would have nightmares for YEARS to come!

Our house was built in 1824 and it still has all of the accordian lathes that they plastered over. It's a dirty, dusty mess to take plaster off the walls but if you want to proceed with the pretty stuff you have to be willing to go backwards and eat dust and dirt for awhile! This is the not-so-fun part of the project!Aftet the radiator is back in and working mom and dad will do the electrical portion of the project. This will be an on-going job for a few weeks so I'll update you all again when there's something exciting to report! By the way, Maggie only comes upstairs to be groomed, have a bath or go to sleep at the end of the day so she will most probably never be your friendly neighborhood reporter! Maggie is not really that fond of the stairs!

So until next time................

Yer friend,

Mitch

41 comments:

Amici said...

That looks like a lot of work. I know you want to go in but think of it this way...you can be the supervisor. :) That is pretty great!

-mynn- said...

Wow, we cant wait to see the completed room!

BrandytheGreat said...

Sorry, the post above was ours! Some idiot didnt exit their account!

Gus said...

Wow...Hope you guys can get it finished before Guests arrive for Christmas!

Gussie

Lacy said...

w00f's M and M, mama says shes soo happy her and daddy iz not the only ones that need to work on their place..heehee mama needs a floor for the living room, she been lookin online..her living room and kitchen r one big room, soo it will haff to b right fur both places..u make a pawsome supervisor Mitch..

b safe,
~rocky~

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
That looks like a hooge pwoject. I bet it will be a bootiful guest woom..maybe they'll let help latew on when it's not so dangewous.
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Chef said...

Wow Mitchy. Your dad does plumbing work and your mom and dad do electrical wiring?? No wonder you get your house redone. My parents are total dimwits when it comes to home reno, so that's why are house is collapsing brick by brick, and will probably be a heap of dust by the end of the year! We're really impressed... is your basement haunted? Yow, it looks scary...
I'm sure the guestroom is going to be just beautiful when all the work is done!

xoxo
Chef

Bogart said...

Your humans are SO industrious, my mama gets tired just looking at the pictures of all the cool stuff you do... (and she says it all looks AWESOME)

Love,
Bogart

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Wow, what a big project! You're really going to love it when it's finished.

Levi's mom

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mitch!
Sounds like a lot of work!
But sure your mom and dad will make a pawesome room!
Let us know how it goes, ok?
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Ike said...

Your house is crazy old! That must be soooo cool. Do you have ghosts?
Ike

with love, Madison said...

Old houses are so cool, but such a lot of work, huh? We really miss the "character" of homes with history. Florida is all so relatively NEW ... nothing here is much over 100 years old ...

Koobuss said...

Hey Mitch,

That looks like an awful lot of work. They should let you help. The more paws, the better.

When you said that your family was redoing the guest room I thought that you were just changing the curtains and furniture. But you guys are changing everything! It will be so much fun to shop for all the new bedroom stuff. Maybe Maggie can help with that.

Good luck with your project.

Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Rudy said...

That's going to look so great when you get done! Mom wants you guys to come on over -- her kitchen would be so easy compared with what you're doing now! (heh heh) It's already half ripped up now these past 3 years...

Rudy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Wow! That is one hooooge project! We can't wait to see it when it's all done. We think it is VERY cool that your house was built in the 1800's! They sure don't build them like they used to! Our mom is wondering if you have any ghosts? That would be really cool...as long as they are friendly!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Clover said...

Oh that sure is a big project to keep your parents busy! I am excited to see how it turns out.
Happy belated anniversary to your dad! That is a wonderful anniversary to celebrate. :)
Love Clover xo

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Oh my dog ! Is your mum fine now ,
guess we will have to make her faint again ! YEah its FOUR of us now :D
Saturday , you will see her :D

Lots of Loves ,
Cody

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It will be just awesome when it is done. Mom calls our house a construction zone so we know what you are going through...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mack said...

That looks like a fun project! I know my mom would love to do something like that!

Snowball said...

Wow! Your house was built in 1824? That is only 5 years after Sir Stamford Raffles came to Singapore.

I wonder how your house look like from the outside and also what the interior decorations is like. Can you give us a introduction to your house,please?

Luv

Snowball

Southbay Girl said...

M&M, That sure is a big project your mom and dad have started! Mom has a room like that-do they want to come to California next and finish mom's room????

Velcro

Bogart said...

Hey Ms. Maggie, the ebay lady with the pendant of you also has earrings of you - http://cgi.ebay.com/Airedale-Portrait-Dog-Art-Earrings-GiftBag-DOTSART_W0QQitemZ120330601331QQihZ002QQcategoryZ164298QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Again, gorgeous (because I'm convinced that it's YOU!)

Love,
Bogart

Saint Lover said...

Wow thats more than a project, thats a full on demolition. I was thinking some new furniture or bedding when I saw the title... lol

I bet its going to look amazing!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

What was she thinking? That beauty is skin deep... that what is inside counts more than what is on the outside.... that cats are cool, fun smart animals! Now, you ready to join the card game or are you afraid to play with a cat???? (hehehehe)!
Love,
Opus

Aniemother said...

Best of luck to your parents on the job! I'm sure it will turn out great (but slightly less great than if you'd been allowed in to snoopervise!)

Bajas

Hercules said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch!!!

OMG!! Your parents don't take any job lightly! It would take my daddy months to finish a job like that!

Tell you Daddy yey from us over here in Hercyville for his anniversary! We are jumpin up and down over here-what miracles God allows doctors to do!

Love, Hercy

Mango said...

It must be frustrating to have to snoopervise from the far side of the gate. I hope they can understand your directions.

Slobbers,
Mango

The FOUR Musketeers said...

My mom took those pictures ? Nah , its my human sissy (: BOL !
I myself also can't wait to see my new baby sister :D

Lots of Loves ,
CODY :D

PS : Have your mummy recover from that faint ?? Hope she is alright ! BOL :D

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OH MY...ur house was built in 1824??? That's soooo cool!!! And we love your Dale Christmas tree!! It's the cutest thing ever!!!

Opus and I had a very nice date! He was quite the gentleman and didn't blow up my blender!

He also seemed to clean the boyz outta their $$ at the poker pawty in our basement. Hmm....

Barkies, M & M!!!

Love and kissies...Laciegirl

Boo Casanova said...

oh mitch, i can't wait to see the end result. your dad is a wonderful carpenter, i'm sure it'll turn out very very nice.

wet wet licks

Boo

Kirby said...

Mitch,

What an exciting project for you Mom and Dad, and I'm sure the guest room will be gorgeous once it is done! Hopefully, they'll let you in there soon so you can nose around!

Your pal,
Kirby

T-man Angel said...

Wow, that bedroom project looks like lots of work, but I'm sure it will be beautiful when it's done. Your mom and dad really seem to know what they're doing! Keep us up-to-date on the project. I'm sure you'll be watching everything.

T-man Angel

happy said...

Oh wow, that's one huge project! Your house was built in 1824? Oh wow!

Can't wait to see the end result!

duo_disaster said...

We sure cant wait to see the "after" masterpiece of your hoomans!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Mitch, we are proud to see you going up the stairs now to check out the project!

that looks like a lot of work. your parents are really taking the entire room apart. we will like to see it when it is all finished and beautiful.

we didn't know a house could be so old as yours. it must be an antique or something. you are lucky to get to live in a house that has stood for so long. that's even older than our mom. hee hee!

woofs.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That sure is alot of work. I'm sure your room will be pawsome when it's done

~ Girl girl

The Zoo said...

What a project! Looks like a big one to tackle but it will make your Mom so happy when it's done! Great job reporting, Mitch. You are too cute!

Lady Kaos said...

Wow, that's a big project you have going on there! Hope it doesn't take all winter, I can't wait to see how it will look finished!
Kaos

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Wow that's a lot of work! Hope it gets done before 2100! And happy heart day!

Persephone and Buster said...

you guys always have something fun happening there....looks like you'll be having it for a bit of time....my mom loves to take out walls <----my dad says she's dangerous...whatever that means. but tell your mom and dad whenever they want to help take out a wall -- come on down. she's talking about one of the walls in our room. we're short...the eve's are there not being used!!!! see what i mean...she's always thinking.
;o]]]]theBUSTER

Lenny said...

My dad's grandma is named Bubba Helen! It's a nice name.