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19 March 2007 @ 06:37 pm
Floor renovation - day 1  
The floor guys arrived this morning. fndragon was home sick, so he kept me updated on the goings-on.

Bad news: Our subfloor looks like ordinary plywood from the basement and from the places where things were lifted for exploratory purposes, but it was apparently cobbled together by rejected Oompa Loompas with a combined IQ smaller than my shoe size. Some of it is 1/2", some is 3/4", some is 3/4" with 1/4" on top. For extra happy fun, there was a vinyl layer between the kitchen and the bathroom that nobody had ever bothered to remove. It's getting removed now. This goofiness isn't catastrophic by any means, but it does add time and money to the project. Sigh. At least the installers know how to deal with this properly.

Good news: The dining room floor is covered. Let's just say that I came home and immediately started hollering that I HAS A FLOOR and it is the most awesomest fucking thing ever. Hickory. Is. GORGEOUS. I loved it in the pictures, but I can't get over how amazing it looks in person. It goes fabulously with the new paint and curtains. And our small house looks so much more spacious already.

More bad news: My digital camera is buried in one of our many stuff piles, so I may not get a picture right away. And I'm nowhere near done shuffling stuff. And the poor cats have to live in the basement until this is done because there are all sorts of exposed foam and tack strips and baseboard heat up here. Poor little ones. I'll hang out downstairs later and spend some time with them.
 
 
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: R.E.M. - I Believe
 
 
 
Pixie: My Bunny Yuebing :> wrt wrt wrtpixie_bee on March 19th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
Hey, if you still can't find your camera, I can snap some for you whenever I get over there to uh, pickup that other chair (Unless you still want it <3)
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on March 20th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
The chair is very much up for grabs. You're welcome to come and get it whenever you want.
Pixiepixie_bee on March 20th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
You guys rock.
Andreaasd109 on March 19th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
jealous!
Skurtchasor: Mooskurtchasor on March 19th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
You said, "Hard wood."
(Anonymous) on March 20th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
What do you mean-- you didn't go for the 'joy' of a do it yourself, become closer to your mate, home project! Grins menancingly. I think we scared fndrgn when he helped us carry in our floor. Which we've never posted pics of either. Lifting up carpet to expose a sub-floor is always a terrifying exerience. At least you have hired professionals! Hopefully it doesn't raise the cost of project too much!! ~Ebola (a.k.a jmsa)
Assassin Weaselcrackferret on March 20th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC)
I demand teh pictures! PICTURES! It sounds awesome, I hope you find the camera soon!

Aw poor kitties. How are they doing?
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on March 21st, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
I found the camera while shuffling more stuff. I doubt I'll feel like taking pictures tonight (tired, grumpy, not quite done moving shit) but at least I have the requisite equipment again.

The kitties are doing well. Chester (the skittish one) was hiding most of yesterday, but he's been up and about and happy today. Cookie learned quickly that running through the door to the upstairs is a bad, bad idea. We would catch her and put her back downstairs with a loud NO, and it didn't take her long to just stand and watch when we opened the door. We let her upstairs for some short supervised exploration time, and I think that helped settle her down. I also moved more of their scratching stuff into the basement, and that probably helped, too.