Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Name Sake

Yesterday Sparky posted this comments on my post: Kaos, I think it's about time to live up to your namesake! (If you haven't already!) So last night I did just that. I earned my name when I was first adopted and I've mellowed out a lot, but last night I let Mom and Dad know that this house work stuff is chaos. I did zoomies from the living room to the dining room for awhile (it's much easier now since the table isn't where it's supposed to be) and then when Mom was sitting on the kitchen floor trying to get 5 layers of linoleum pealed off the hardwood, I kept sticking my nose in her ear and dropping toys in her lap. Dropping the toys got me in trouble because Dad doesn't want the yucky stuff to get on my toys and then I put the toys in my mouth. He made a good point so I stopped. I started chasing Gunnar around the house and barking at invisible people in the front yard. I also wanted in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out get the idea.
Mom and Dad were saying some very mean things about people that used to own our house so I backed off when they were getting upset with people that we're sure are really really old by now or are no longer alive (nobody in the past 30 years would choose those colors of linoleum!!!). In the dining room there was the painted hardwood floor, then the linoleum. Well, last night they started on the kitchen floor. Our kitchen is tiny so they thought they'd get it done quick and then relax for a couple hours before bed. WRONG!! It took 2 1/2 hours to do 1/3 of it which is only a 3 foot square area. On top of the linoleum that was in the dining room was 3 or 4 more layers of linoleum!! Nobody ever took the previous layers up to put a new one on! There was one sectin that was really really stuck on which is why it took so long. Tonight the rest of the kitchen floor will hopefully be coming up. The hardwood isn't in the best shape. The linoleum was kind of hard on it in the kitchen and there is an area that there used to be a wall and the people took the wall out and then patched some pieces of wood in so it doesn't look very good so Mom and Dad are sticking with putting more linoleum down (pretty stuff though, no more ugly stuff) that matches the tile that's going on the counters. Mom would like me to tell everybody out there that if you're planning on putting new linoleum down, don't be stupid. Whoever layed the linoleum in our kitchen was really stupid. They nailed part of it down (probably because they couldn't get it to lay flat because of all the other layers) and part of it was siliconed to the wall (because it won't lay flat again). Hopefully this weekend the dining room will be all painted and the kitchen drawers and cabinets will be stripped (they can't put another layer of paint on them because they barely close now because there's so many layers of paint) and the wallpaper on the one wall in the kitchen will be gone and the new linoleum will be down. That's the goal anyways. I don't see it happening, especially with all the problems they keep running into. They really want to get the floor down because the glue from the old tile makes the house smell bad and because the more Mom looks at the floor, the madder she gets.
Mom and Dad did quit early last night (45 minutes early, but and hour and a half later than they had planned) and we all cuddled on the couch for awhile. We all ended up going to bed early because we were so tired. The chaos I caused worked! Thanks for the advice Sparky! Hopefully Grandma will call tonight to check in on us and she'll remind Mom I still have some pupcakes in the fridge. Grandma also mentioned something about Sasha and I going to hang out with her sometimes while Mom and Dad are working so we stay out of the way and I think this weekend should be one of those times.
There's no pictures to share today because Mom is in charge of the camera and she wasn't in a picture taking mood last night which is a big deal for her! If you don't hear from me for awhile don't worry. I have a feeling pretty soon there won't be a pathway to the computer anymore and unlike Gunnar I can't climb on boxes very well.


Ferndoggle said...

Oh Kaos...your house sounds like our house! The people who had it before us were SO stupid in how they "fixed" stuff. What should take a day to do inevitably takes a week.

Doesn't help that Dad's a perfectionist.

Sherman, Penny & Lola

The Daily Echo said...

You need to give Mom and Dad a big puppy slurp and tell them it'll be okay. Nothing ever goes as planned in home destruction. And how do we know that? We'll save that for another post....Harrooo roo roo.
Pee S - Mom says she never realized how bizaare the colors were in the 70s.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kaos!
Sure it sounds like a big chaos! Tell you mom and dad to take it easy! sure its hard work but they will be happy at the end!
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

Your house is going to be so nice when all is done. You must be a team player and help get all the work done.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. that sure sound chaos hee hee
~ Girl girl

Petra said...

Atta girl, Kaos, you at it!

And you know what? I think your mom and dad have ALMOST as much energy as you do. How elese could they tackle this big project?!

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Peanut said...

I got the zoomies last night as well. I will have to get mom to film me. Sounds like your mom and dad have losts of work to do. I think you were helping your mom with trying to get her to play. :)