(Sounds so pretentious, I know. It was a little room attached onto the back of the livingroom with French door access - as a reading room. But we will need to rename it the family room. It's just hard to break an old habit.)
So, all the carpets were taken up and tiles removed so the new tile could be laid. And we decided to go with heated tiles. (Yeah!) So, while the cement was drying with the heating elements inside, we were told to not enter the house for about 4 hours. Danny was out on appointments so I took the kids out for dinner right after picking Dahlia up from school and dilly-dallied coming home. Zizi (the cat) had been shut-up in our bedroom for weeks and we were warned to not let her out during the cement drying time as she might get glued into the cement. I wasn't worried, she hadn't gotten out for....weeks, like I said.
So, after waiting the alotted time, I gingerly opened the front door and had been told to stick my finger in the cement to test if it was dry. Well.....it wasn't. They must have finished later than they had hoped. My finger went right into it (and it was 7:30 PM at that point and we hadn't done Dahlia's homework yet.)
Then my eyes lifted - and there
feet in the cement.
She had gotten out (the only time since we started this.) I freaked a little, which didn't help because then she wouldn't come to me. She just stood there - and I didn't know if she was glued into the cement or not. I closed the door - to hide the freaked-out reaction and to think. A minute later I opened the door and coaxed her toward me. She was able to walk and when she got close enough I grabbed her head and yanked her out the door.
So we all sat in the car, did Dahlia's homework, tried to amuse Milana and calm Zizi (and Mommy) and waited. By 9:00 PM - I tested the cement again and it was dry enough to get in.
Tiles installed but still dirty.
Kitchen cabinets arrived and are being installed now. I can still hear them sawing and banging down there.
We're getting there. I may have a working sink by Monday.
Oh....I can hardly wait.
I'm going downstairs right now to take another peak and ooh and ahh over the nearing completion...well.....in a few more weeks yet......
....but I definately can smell that barn now!!