Thursday, May 24, 2007

Just a few pics

Here are a few pics of the floor laying process. I don't have any good ones of the complete floor yet. After enjoying the 24 finale Monday night, we rented the floor nailer on Tues night and stayed up until 12 finishing the floor. All told it took us 20 hours to lay the floor in our 300 square foot kitchen. I have no clue whether that's good or bad. All the cuts and some areas where the floor was still somewhat unlevel took longer than if you were in a brand new house, I'm sure. We started some final drywall patching and painting Wed and tonight, and we just have a few small things to finish up before the installers come Tuesday. I can NOT wait to clean this house. The mess is really starting to take its toll on us. It's just a disaster and there's crap absolutely everywhere.

Here's a close up of the floor - it's oak 3/4 hand-scraped tongue and groove in "stout" finish.

Here I am taking my turn with the whacker (can I just say this project has greatly increased my biceps!!! I flex for Brent CONSTANTLY.). Pippin HATED the nailer. He hates all construction items - the tape measure, hammers, poles, any major power tools, etc. If someone ever breaks into our house we hope they use a hammer because he will RIP THEM APART.

Moving our Goliath fridge at 2 am - not easy. But it's in the middle of the floor now and we're going to leave it there until they build the cabinets it will set back into. It's a pain the ass to move so we don't want to scratch the floors.

Pippin can sleep anywhere.

This is where we stopped Monday a.m. Once we got close to the chimney there were a lot of cuts to make, so we finished up to the wall Tues night.

Pippin, sleeping at 4 am. Lucky little prick.

I haven't taken any pics of it since we were finished, right now we've got cardboard all over it while we paint. This weekend and as they install I plan to take lots of pics! We're also going to take all the crap we've removed from the kitchen to the dump this weekend. Our old kitchen sink is literally tossed in our backyard, along with all the 2x4s we ripped out, the old floor, and tons of drywall we removed. Hopefully we can get everything done Friday and Saturday and spend some time relaxing Sunday and Monday! And maybe have time to go to Target!! I haven't been to Target since FEBRUARY!!! Seriously. I feel so out of the loop.

Have a GREAT Memorial Day weekend to everyone reading in the States!! With the installation next week, after tomorrow I'm not headed back to work until THURSDAY! WOOOOO HOOO!

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!


At 11:27 PM, Blogger Juls said...

You two have been working so hard. It is looking great.

At 12:44 AM, Blogger Jack said...

I think between Pippin and your biceps no one would dare break in ;-)

The floor looks great, you guys sure have put in a lot of work!

At 6:45 AM, Blogger E-Speed said...

it's looking good so far! Hope you get some rest this weekend!

At 8:01 AM, Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

Our old kitchen sink is literally tossed in our backyard,

a typical Tennessee yard...

At 7:40 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Your house really looks good.

At 8:11 AM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

Pippin looks like he had one too many :-)


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