For Sam’s 26th birthday I squirreled away some money, took a 4 day weekend, and surprised her with new laminate wood floors. The bank-owned carpet and linoleum had seen a long full life and deserved retirement.
My father and brother-in-law helped with the installation while I sent Sam to her mom’s house with the kids.
It was one of the longest weekends of our lives (and we only replaced the 500 square feet in the living room, kitchen, and hallway).
**Husbands: don’t surprise your wife with a big DIY project that takes all weekend and keeps you two apart ON HER BIRTHDAY.**