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The End!

Day…something. 9?  Anyone care to count? I’m just thrilled it’s over.

Our biggest house project so far. Done. And it looks amazing. It even looked great before it was finished.

Finished! Still a little dusty, but done. The house felt so big with the new floor running all the way through it. I didn’t want to put the furniture back.

Taking photos of the floor must be a skill that I never learned. Those are the 2 best that I have right now. Look how different the wood looks in each of them. Tomorrow when the light is a little better I’ll try again.

Oh, and we did move (most of) the furniture back. As much as I love the new floor, the couch is still more comfy.

Day 7

Day 7, Thursday

See that nasty grey spot on the carpet? Isn’t it nicely framed by the clean carpet that was under the couch? That filthy grey spot is exactly where my baby will NOT be crawling. Carpet is gross. Carpet next to the couch is gross. Carpet where the dog lays next to the couch is very gross.

Ah, that’s looking better.

I’m such a big help – always taking pictures.  I did pull about 50 staples out the floor before the bowling ball in my belly started hampering my bending over skills.  And I wanted to save at least 6000 staples for Dave to pull out. He was grateful.

Taking all the furniture out of the main rooms make those rooms look much bigger. But it makes the bedrooms look much, much smaller. Check out our couch, tv, and piano in the master bedroom. Looks good, right?

And yes, that is our coffee table on top of our dining room table on top of our guest bed. Thanks for asking.

And our poor baby’s room. We’ll get that cleaned up for you, kiddo. Some time next month.

Today’s agenda (while Dave is at work): Get everything off the floor of the pantry. Consider using the opportunity to reorganize in there. Clean the baseboards that have been successfully hiding behind large furniture for the last 3 years. Remove any last tacks or staples from the sub-floor. Shop vac.

But first….make a pot of coffee. I can’t do this all on my own.

Days 5 and 6

Day 5, Tuesday

Lots of rain Monday night and and Tuesday. Just a teensy bit of moisture inside the house. More caulk.

Day 6, Wednesday

Kitchen Demo/Contractor Meeting. We started the demo about 15 minutes before the contractor came over to take a first and final look at the job. Nothing like hiring a guy you’ve never met and getting a quote over the phone. He came with great references though, so we were comfortable with it.

Check out how much work we got done before he came over.

That’s right, folks. We moved the table and chairs, Dave cut 1 strip of vinyl, and I pulled off some quarter round.

And then – – – Mr. Smiley Contractor Guy said he and the crew would demo the kitchen for us…for free! It probably pains him to see amateurs like us working with our little baby tools. I did my best to look extra pregnant too; I’m sure that helped.

We got off pretty easy on days 5 and 6. I’d say this whole flooring gig is coming along just fine.

The Beginning

Day 1. The sunroom.

Buh-bye, carpet.  We won’t miss you. Or your nasty little tack strips.

Day 2. The new floor comes inside to “acclimate.” 35 boxes, 33 pounds each. Too bad I was busy growing a baby and had to let Dave carry all of it in from the garage by himself.

It’s amazing how different the house looks with just one room of carpet gone. It’s tempting to just go ahead and demo the rest of the rooms, but I’d kind of like to be able to sit on the couch for a few more days. I don’t know if you noticed, but no carpet=no furniture. The new floor will get installed next Saturday, so we’ll be tearing this place up little by little until then.

Stay tuned!