My sister, Mary, and I tackled a major project last Saturday; ripping up the 40-year old carpet in my mom's second bedroom/"den." Don't believe it was that old? Does this convince you?
And here's one reason why you should think long and hard before purchasing a cat (especially an adult cat from the Humane Society)...
I won't even get into the mess it was or how long it took or how chapped my hands are now from scrubbing the floor with hot water and Murphy's Oil Soap. Just check out the before and after pics!
The floor still needs work (sanding, staining, etc.) but it's really beautiful. On Saturday, we're tackling the basement. They say that "many hands make light work." If that's the case, we should be done by June.