On my Noodle's head. Totally skeeves me out. We actually found this on Friday. It's our second go-round with this, so not quite as traumatic as the first time (first time was in daycare). But eeeewwwww!! Plus, do you know how much work this entails?? Oh my gosh - EVERYTHING needs to be vacuumed and washed and put in the dryer. I have to admit: I just put all of the pillows in the dryer on a hot setting. I mean, c'MON! I have pillow cases and pillow protectors on them! But still - an hour in the dryer. Takes for-evah.
So, I got tagged from Penny to reveal 10 things about myself. Penny - I swear I wrote the whole thing, but you know how blogging can be unpredictable? Yeah. Lost the post. I will do this again tomorrow.
I need to go to a new little Bakery/Cafe today and buy a cake for my block club meeting tonight. This place just opened and is GREAT. I went last week and had a salami sandwich with pesto and provolone. It was really good. Everything is of the highest quality and totally homemade. I only ate half of it and brought the other half to Zuddy, who was at work. But I also brought him and his co-workers a four cheese chorizo bread - which is the talk of the neighborhood. Zuddy said it was gone in 1.3 seconds. I'm going there to get a carrot cake, I think. Or whatever he has. I've been meaning to drop by and order something, but I get busy around the house and forget!
Yesterday I went to Home Depot to get a countertop estimate. Dudes. I'm in such sticker shock!!! I totally got nickel and dimed. Let me refresh your memory: I "want" laminate (I really want soapstone, but that's not going to happen :). So I chose the Wilsonart High Definition laminate in Deepstar Agate. Here's a picture:
Now - here are some of the "special" things I want and how much they add on to the total bill:
- I don't want a backsplash. I want the counter to butt-up to the wall and I want rounded edges. I can't compromise on this. -- adds $400.
- Tear out of old countertops: adds -- $256
- Installation of new sink, faucet and garbage disposal adds --$325
For my tiny kitchen, the countertop bill was $2020.00 not including tax.
I'm going to another place for another estimate tomorrow.
I started taking off the wallpaper in the kitchen. I bought a paper tiger and a scraper and went to town. I alreay had some fabric softener in a spray bottle from my last attempt, so I used that, but I think I'm going to try the vinegar that my pal Amy suggested. If I don't see good results with that it's on to the steamer suggestion from Kim.
And, here's some news: I don't think I'm going to wallpaper again. It's just too big of a pain. My neighbor and Mom will need to help me, and I took a wall-hanging off the wall to strip and the wallpaper there was so faded! Maybe I will do a repeating stencil and then age the paint and stencil with glaze. I don't know. I really liked the wallpaper I chose, so this will take some thinking through.
Hope you all have a great day!