Monday, April 9, 2012

An Inconvenient Project

Since New Years, we've had 660 square feet of heart pine flooring occupying a significant area both outside the kitchen and in "messy room."  ("Messy room" is where we've put all the stuff we don't have space for due to the massive renovation project this house has become.)  Anyway, Byron is dedicating a good part of his spring break to installing much of said floor in the back part of the house.  And I have a few gallons of Waterlox waiting in the hallway for when he's done.  But first, I need to re-read the post on my first experience using Waterlox, so I don't make the same mistakes twice.

As you may have guessed from the title, this project is just a little bit inconvenient for us.  For one, I'm going to be kitchen-less for a few days.  We're going to move the fridge into the parlor, but stranger things (i.e., motorcycles) have occupied that room in the past.  I won't be able to walk onto the floors during much of the day and evening, so I'll have limited computer access as well...but I can deal with that.  And since Waterlox stinks over to the next county, Byron is going to take the kids to visit his parents for a few days.

Oh, and Byron might be going to get two new baby calves this week to add to our herd. 

So I may have to excuse myself from the blog for several days.  But at least our floors won't look like this anymore:

The sunroom after Byron ripped up the carpet on Friday.  Filthy McNasty
The back of the house has these same floors, and though I keep them much cleaner than this, I've never felt at liberty to walk barefoot on them.  As much as I've scrubbed, I've never been able to get all the dirt up from these old floors (and I promise I'm not related to Howard Hughes).  And having the hardwood done in a significant portion of the house will mean we can start to create some order to the relative chaos we've been living in the past couple years.


  1. How exciting! That is a big project!! Definitely a spring cleaning project that you'll enjoy for years to come.

    1. YES!!! And how funny - I just e-mailed you because we may need some help this week!

  2. I feel your inconvenient pain. We're on Day Six of having wide-plank hardwood installed in about half the house. Was supposed to take four days, but... well, you know about those inconvenient surprises!