Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Because desperate times...

call for desperate measures. Today was incredible. My friend Andy has been helping me all week to get control of my filthy pit I call a home. It's a total extreme home makeover kind of thing. Our laundry had gotten so out of control that we no longer wore our clothes - our clothes wore us. This was serious stuff. Out of control to the extreme. Yesterday was just a matter of figuring out what was what and folding clothes - some which I'm sure had been on my bedroom floor waiting for a hanger since October. Today we spent the afternoon at the laundromat doing FOURTEEN loads of laundry! Who knew we had so many clothes.

I am so thankful that Andy recognized I was at a breaking point and came to my rescue. I have learned so much about friendships in the last couple of years...what true friendship really looks like. And this is it! It's been an amazing show of total self sacrifice for DAYS just to get me normal!

Ella is most excited that she has so many outfit options. And I don't even know what it's like not to be on my hands and knees every morning wading through clothes looking for some similar looking socks - the notion of "matching" socks had long since left my realm of possibilities.

At one point today, Andy was organizing with such fury you would have thought that the President of the United States was about to pull up in a limo in front of my house. It was AWESOME!

My friend Sharee helped me get control of my kids' playroom before Christmas. And since I'm airing all of my dirty laundry (haha) I should show off these before and after pictures of that huge project.

I don't know where I would be without my friends. I don't deserve any of you!


AmandaGale said...

I'm so glad you have such great friends to help out! I know what it's like to not be able to turn around for the clutter and wonder at what point did it take over??? It's always easier to relax when the house is clean and there isn't a huge "to do" list hanging over your head!!! :)

LoriBear said...

ROFL...I do the hand and knee thing everyday ... I hate trying to find 2 socks for my little one! I am sure I am almost at that point as well and will need something to or someone to super save me! LOL
Great to know I am not the only like that!!!! Great pics too.. looks just like my toyroom!
Huggs and happy Cleaning!

Eve said...

Awesome transformation! I have 3 kids of my own and OH the lovely messes they can make. I love it though - I heard someone say once that if you didn't have a mess (or that stain in your carpet), you wouldn't have the little person that caused it. I'm grateful I have my little ones and so I remember to appreciate those stains. They grow out of that eventually, right!? LOL

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