A Goodbye Letter

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Dear Particle Board Floor,

It’s only been 5 months, although it seems like we’ve spent an eternity together.  I’ll always remember your rustic surface and the way dirt and various debris stuck to you.  You provided daily exfoliation for my feet, which came in handy during sandal weather.  What you lacked in beauty, you made up for in practical ways.   All spills (which were frequent)  just soaked right into you.  I never had to mop.  Not once!  The cracks here and there not only  provided a window-view into our earthen crawlspace, but they also made for wonderful built-in dustpans.  My children especially enjoyed sweeping dinner fragments into the cracks for the camel crickets living below.  No wonder the little buggers like hanging out at our house so much.  We have you to thank.  Even though we will be covering you up this week, it’s comforting to know you’ll always be there under all the layers. 

Your humbled homeowner,
Rie

24 comments:

  1. That's so funny! I can relate. We walked on plywood for two years before we could lay a floor. I know you will welcome your new floor!

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  2. Oh- I have been there/done that! I can't wait to see your new floor...and just think, you will have new flooring for the Holidays! Hopefully, it WILL be done by Thanksgiving? xo Diana

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  3. 5 months! I'd say it's definitely time for the two of you to separate ; )

    Looking forward to meeting the new floor in your life!

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  4. Hilarious. This renovation adventure must be quite the character-building experience. Wow.

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  5. Thank you for the laugh...5 months is definitely a serious relationship by todays standards!

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  6. Sorry for the breakup, just think your relationship with that floor lasted longer than Kim Kardashians marriage!!! You may miss the exfoliation part, at least I would....No more ped-egg for me if I had that floor. HAHA! I am sure the new one will be beautiful, keep us posted. Will it be like those beautiful pickled ones you did in the other house? They still make me smile!

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  7. Loved this post most of all today. Thanks for the smile..

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  8. Very cute!! I can't imagine how you lived with it for this long...can't wait to see the new floor!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Oh this is so exciting. I cannot wait for the details. :)
    xo Dianne

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  10. Too funny...I can't wait to see what you did..

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  11. So exciting! Can't wait to see the results!

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  12. fun-ee! :) when i saw the title i was afraid you were leaving blogland...so glad you're not! :) Esther from fleur cottage

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  13. Thanks for chuckle...

    ...here's hoping your replacement is just a SWIFFER model and there is still not much mopping in your future~

    Pat

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  14. How sweet it is.... Your new floor , that is!

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  15. I was so excited when I clicked on your blog and there was a new post! I can't wait to see your new floors!!!
    I KNOW you are ready for them....we can do anything if we have to for as long as we need to, but wood floors will be so nice to look at, won't they? :)

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  16. Looking forward to seeing those new floors and more pics of your hard work.

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  17. Wooot wooot! So excited for you, Rie! Can hardly wait to see it! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  18. SOOOO funny! Can't wait to see what's next ;)

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  19. We moved into an old house when my 3 children were in 9-14. We renovated pretty much the entire house all at once. It was pretty crazy at the time but we laugh about it now. My kids, my husband and I have great memories of living life in our own little construction site. I am sure your grown up kids will chuckle when they come home to your lovely renovated home and remember sweeping dirt between those cracks.

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  20. Hi Rie! now we are all curious to see the new floor! And I also want to invite you to my Shabby Apple giveaway...they are offering a beautiful dress!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  21. HA! Great post! So funny! Look forward to seeing the new floor!
    Blessings!

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  22. Too funny! Can't wait to see,hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!
    XO
    Kristin

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