Our friend and carpenter extraordinaire B was able to give us a day of her time today so we jumped back into the remodeling by getting the floor tile laid in the kitchen.
The first order of the day was to move everything we could out of the kitchen (hey, you sure this is not going backwards?) and spread a sealer/leveler on our very uneven floor. Above Papa Pea is mixing up another small batch because it dried in the pail very quickly after being prepared.
B and Papa Pea getting the last of the leveler just right.
Papa Pea tip-toeing across the floor after applying the film of adhesive and having decided it had finally dried enough. We could have all taken a nap in the time it took to dry but instead stood around . . . well, watching the adhesive dry.
Me on the left and B on the right starting to lay the tile around the stove.
The work day ended with the floor covered except for the pieces we have to cut and fit around the perimeter.
The tile looks pretty "busy" to me in that last picture, but I'm pretty sure once everything is moved back in and the large expanse is broken up it will be fine. (Yes, that is our refrigerator peeking through the doorway of the to-be living room.)
I don't know how B feels tonight but I do know two people in this house who have a couple of aches and pains from so much time spent on the floor involving sore knees and creaky backs. But, heck, a few stiff drinks and a good night's rest and . . . we'll probably still have sore knees and creaky backs tomorrow!
the quotidian (10.23.17)
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