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My Flooring Choice is Coming Back to Haunt Me.

I discovered another disadvantage to a wooden floor. It is hard. I know, I know. You are thinking that I should have known that when we put the floor in. Well, I did. I also thought of all the wonderful advantages-easy cleanup, no expensive carpet cleaning twice a year, less expensive to lay, easy cleanup. Did I mention I was sold on the easy cleanup part? With three kids, 16, 6 & 4, one of them is happily messy. In fact, it seems the messier he can make things, the happier he is. In the apartment we lived in prior to moving to our house, we had carpet in every room except the small kitchen and smaller bathrooms. Nice pretty champagne color. Great for the elderly lady who lived there before us. Not great for a family with young kids that like to make messes when they eat. I found a plastic floor mat I put under the highchairs. Worked great until they moved to eating at the table and my husband stayed at home. That is when I discovered The Carpet Man owned by Jeremy Honglso. He cle…

Here we go....

This is really my first foray into the world of blogging. I have written in a diary/journal for years and have a small page on MySpace but have not done much in publishing on the WorldWideWeb. The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the life of my family and I. Ya know...daily ordeals, exercise, the weather, holidays, general life in Alaska, food, etc... Some days I may write a lot, some days I may write nothing. Some days I may write insightful thoughts, other days I may write about my house plants that do better when I ignore them or the moose in my backyard.



Little bit about myself. I moved to Alaska in 1988 with the rest of my family. My dad was in the Coast Guard and he was stationed on the Kodiak Coast Guard Base. In 1992, we moved to the Mat-Su Valley and have lived there since. My husband and I married in 2001 and we have two girls and one boy -16, 6 & 4. I have been a SAHM since May 2007 and have loved it! I also am a Kitchen Consultant for the Kitchen Store That Comes To…