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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Show and Tell - Domestic Uncluttering

QUICK UPDATE: I POSTED THIS SATURDAY. TOMORROW IS WEDNESDAY AND THE HOUSE STILL LOOKS LIKE THIS. A MIRACLE? YUP! I THINK WE HAVE COMMITTED TO BANNISH THE CLUTTER! (PLUS EVERY KID TOY WENT UPSTARS...THAT HELPS)

TOLD DH THAT YOU ARE ALL EXPECTING HIM. HE'S CHECKING HIS SCHEDULE!

Yesterday dawned an exciting day. I had a meeting at a cafe with a well-published author. She is the client of a friend, and we were connected! I got up, showered, did my hair, picked a nice looking outfit, and even put on make-up - on a SATURDAY! (note- this process took much longer than usual due to the phantom toe-nail of 2008)

DH said, "You're probably going to be a while, huh?"
I said, "I hope so. That would mean she likes what I have to say!"
And, so I hobbled out the door with a smile and a wave.

When I left...our house looked something like an area that has been declared a disaster area after a large tornado went through. Well, something like this: (Ok- the whole house wasn't this bad...)
When I returned it seemed FEMA had come and gone in an extroidanarily quick time. It looked like this:






He even managed to get to that back hallway you just throw stuff in!

Me: "Wow! It looks great in here! You really got inspired."
DH: "No. I just got sick of the clutter. I hoe'd-out."



Another clear indication that I live in hicksville! "Hoe'd-out" is a commonly used term. And, in this case it means that our old, ratty, stained, blue chairs now live on our porch.
Regardless, I loved that he said it and that he did it!
Now, here's more show and tell!

16 comments:

Martha said...

Your husband rocks, umm, would he like to hoe-out our place in California?

Barbara said...

WOW!

Oh hell, now I just compared our house... oh dear, looks like I have a project for the week (yes, it will take that long!)

Sam said...

WOW! I am seriously impressed!!! It will be so much nicer to be able to move around the house instead of gingerly stepping over everything!

Delenn said...

Ummm...I wanna borrow your husband. What a wonderful thing for him to do!

Cassandra said...

Amazing transformation! Except that the dog seems to have been put away too. :)

Emily (Apron Strings) said...

Think you can send FEMA out my way?! I need all the help.

Ginny said...

Wow, looks amazing! Send him over my house, mine looks more like the before, lol.

Lee said...

Wow!!! Impressive.

How much does he charge?

battynurse said...

Do you loan him out?? You have a beautiful home.

Cara said...

Plane tickets on their way? Think I just found how to combine travel with work and get to meet all my new friends!

Seriously - he's great, but he does prefer working outside to in.

areyoukiddingme said...

What a great surprise from an incredible husband. Love your bay window...

admin said...

Something in the air? My husband did a major clean job on our place saturday:)

They rock!

Malky B. said...

Great clean up job. When's he coming to my house, LOL?

ICLW

Wishing 4 One said...

Wow what a guy! Your house looks amazing!

(I absolutely LOVE your kitchen windows...I so have always windows like that!)

Hoe-d out, love it. Never heard that one, but I am betting my Arkansas friend might know it. She always tells me crazy hick-like sayings and then me being such a city chick I tease her....

Kristin said...

Wow...your hubby rocks!

WiseGuy said...

Okay..can I tell you a secret? Your DH has a magic wand!

Serious good job there!