Friday Flip Offs #8

Everybody knows I think Gigi from Kludgymom is a genius for creating this fantastic Friday meme! It’s one of my favorites, and requires no energy other than remembering to jot down things that really make me mad throughout the week so I can flip ’em off! After you read this, head over to her place to see what she’s flipping off…and if you have things to flip off, you can link up there, too!
So…here we go!
Laundry. Enough said. Flip offs from just about everybody reading this.
Ants. It’s amazing to me that you enjoy our closets and bathrooms so much. Again, you are welcome to stay there as long as you stay out of the kitchen. But I’m still flipping you off for being such a pain in my ass…thorn in my side…all the euphemisms out there.
To depression. I’m tired. Leave me alone. Please. Actually, I’m begging you to go away. Piss off and flip off!
To the fine layer of dust covering everything in my house due to the construction that is finally occurring on our stairs (yay!), FLIP OFF!! I don’t have time to dust every day!
And speaking of construction…check it out peeps! Remember when I told you all about the flood we had in the house back in March? Well, the stairs are finally being installed! The actual stairs are in, but the contractor ordered the wrong railings so we are at a standstill for a week. It’s okay, though…I’m just happy that we finally have made some progress!
So here is the before picture (taken a few days after the water damage occurred)
Now, here’s a pic of the work when they finally started on Monday this week…
And Tuesday…
And Wednesday…
And Thursday…
Yay! My ugly carpeted stairs have been replaced with beautiful hardwood! I can’t wait to see the finished product…the dust and headaches of being kicked out of the house all week due to noise will be worth it! A special thank you to my sister A for letting me and the kids bombard her house all week!
And so it goes…


  1. Maureen says:
    Ugh I can't stand ants too they make my skin crawls and here we have all kinds of ants. Flippin them off with ya, girl! The stairs are lookin great too! :D
  2. Allyson & Jere says:
    I'm flipping the ants off too, and may I include spiders as well? For the LOVE, I feel itchy and crawly ALLL the time, because they are EVERYWHERE!

    Yay for your stairs finally going in. I swear, i have no idea how you have functioned for so many months with the lack of and mess of it all. Can't wait to see it all donesy as well.
  3. Yah! The end is in sight!! How exciting. They are going to be gorgeous. I'm so happy for you. Hang in there... it'll get better, I promise.
  4. Dude. Those ants of yours are beginning to really piss me off. And they're not even in MY house!

    You poor poor thing with those stairs. I've been there. We've had the floors throughout our entire house replaced exactly 5 times in 3 years. Floor flip off over here too. They sure do look lovely though! I'm happy for you that you're about to make your exit out of that particular hell. Congrats. Here's to a swift and happy ending of the staircase problem! *CLINK*
  5. so excited that you're having progress on the stairs! hurray!!! let's give that depression a swift kick in the butt though. It needs to be gone!!!!!
  6. I want to flip off spiders! Black widows, in particular!

    And your stairs look good so far! I love hardwood! Hope the rest gets done fast.
  7. Pumpkin and Piglet says:
    The stairs are looking great, I'm so pleased for you they're finally being sorted! Yay! I'll flip the depression off with you, strength in numbers.
  8. Maxabella says:
    I'm flipping off winter laundry where everyday everyone needs to wear 27 items of clothes. Bring on summer!!
  9. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    They look fantastic!!
  10. NanaDiana says:
    I can't wait to see the finished stairs. They are looking quite beautiful even at this point! Take heart-you are almost done....well, as done as we ever really get!
  11. Sharlene T. says:
    You're going to love the stairs, when they're done... why is it contractors are always ordering the wrong part and delaying jobs?... maybe it's taught in contracting I, or something...

    You can really cut down on ants, spiders, and elephants getting into the house by going to your local Dollar Store (cheapest first), Wal-Mart, Target (I don't care) and get about two or three boxes of moth balls. Then you just sprinkle them around the outside walls of your house as close to the foundation as you can... you'll be amazed at the difference... and they last a pretty long time... good luck...

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  12. The Sharp's says:
    Yay! So glad things are progressing! They look awesome! Hope you kick that depressions ass! You are strong girl, don't forget that! Have a great weekend!
  13. I cannot WAIT to see how they look with the railing up.
  14. Mommy Of A Jamexican says:
    How wonderful are those stairs!
  15. I'm so happy your stairs are getting done! What beautiful wood! Laundry, grrrr....
    I sort of did a flip off/ flashback this week:) But I missed my venting session today!
  16. Yay for stairs! Those are gorgeous. I am right there with you, flipping off laundry and dust. Can I also add mopping and dishes? Have a great day!
  17. My stupid ants won't leave either. Just when I think they've gone, they come back!! Grrr!! Congrats on the beautiful steps!
  18. Flip off to the dust.... but the stairs look goooooorgeous!
  19. Those stairs look PURTY!
  20. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!! Yay... the stairs are looking great.

    I hope to see LAUNDRY on your list every week.

    Have a happy weekend. xoxo
  21. Your stairs look awesome. Can't wait to see pics of the babes sliding down them.
  22. Aging Mommy says:
    It is SO much of a pain having work done in the house - we had some french doors installed last summer and when they plastered around them the dust went through the entire house over anything and everything and drove me crazy. But your new stairs I have to say look worth it, they are wonderful.

    I hope you have a good weekend Natalie.
  23. Lindsay says:
    Beautiful stairs! And soon the dust should be gone. Hopefully the ants will go with it!
  24. It looks beautiful! FINALLY, some progress!!
  25. Megan (Best of Fates) says:
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I just love the look of wood stairs.
  26. jessica.dallas says:
    Oooooh what a great flip off to depression! Have been battling a down spell myself, but I think it's finally alleviating. Great looking house, btw!
  27. Lula Lola says:
    Glad to see you're making progress! I hope the depression will get off your back and leave you alone. Soon. Now!
    And a week's worth of flip offs to the laundry!
  28. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    So with you on the dust.

    I flip off for both of us!!
  29. how about flipping off all insects?

    I also agree with depression. 2 handed flip off!

    :) Your stairs look great!
  30. Your stairs ARE beautiful! So exciting! I agree that Friday Flip-offs are so fun and they make me feel so much better. Amazing what a little venting can do, ay?
  31. Mama Penguin says:
    Oh that ants, I'll flip off the ants with you, they are invading our house 0_0, and those stairs look awesome!
  32. BLOGitse says:
    Stairways to heaven...beautiful!
    Have a great weekend!

  33. says:
    I will happily wash and fold laundry all's the putting away that kills me!
  34. Sluiter Nation says:
    dang you guys and your friday flip offs! they always make me giggle! I need to link up one of these fridays!
  35. The dust may suck, but your stairs look fantastic! Super-mega-ditto flip offs to your ants' cousins, who seem to be occupying my bathroom. WTF? Why the bathroom?