October 4, 2010

It's Nice to Have a Day Off.

I ripped up the living room carpet last week and we started installing a hardwood Brazilian cherry floor yesterday. It required getting up and down all day long and I am sore and tired. I'm sure Lois feels just as bad as I do.
Everything is now packed into our kitchen and it looks like a giant mess. The animals of course are freaked out. We are hoping to minimize the dander problem we have and make things easier with the cleaning. But then, we have the kids so I'm not so sure how that's going to work out. You would think there was a win-win in there somewhere, but I just feel sticky stuff on the bottoms of my feet.
This stuff is pretty easy to work with provided you have the proper tools. Unfortunately my table saw is little small and using the guides is kind of hard because the wood is too wide and it is even harder doing the angles. Did I tell you there were 127 angles? The bay window, the stairway and the entry way to the kitchen all have different angles. Not easy ones like 45 degrees, but more like 41 and 67 degrees. What's up with that home builder? There is also a pantry closet and I predict a couple days inside of there. There are only 4 boxes left and the plan is to finish today. If I have time I'll post a picture.


(3 hours later...) 

We're going to need some paint here. And some half inch molding. And a little stain. And a new back.


Pearl said...


My brother owns a hardwood floor company; and having worked for him a number of times I can completely sympathize with your aching legs/back/arms!


Bitter_Angel said...

ooo shiny and pretty :)


I got tired just thinking about all the work involved! I think I'll go take a nap. :-)

Laoch of Chicago said...

I like the wood floor although the suffering produced by taking up the carpet is such that I would never do it.

Crystal Iris Photography said...

Ok you are your wife are amazing! That is all I have to say! Well that and the floor is spectacular!!

Paula said...

Well done,Beaux!
What an excellent job you both did!
I'm sure I could never do such a thing...not even in my dreams.
Stay well, my friend.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Oh nice pumpkin!

Shadow said...

that floor sure makes it all worthwhile!


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