It's been pouring rain outside since last Monday so we've been putting our energy and effort on working in the living room for most of the week.
We finished laying the flooring late yesterday but I was too tired to get a post together last night.
Several spots in the floor were not level and this was the worst of them. We had leveling goop left over from doing the kitchen floor and thought it would be enough for the job. It wasn't. So this was the first application which sat over night until we could get more material.
Getting this stuff mixed up properly and then leveled out on the floor before it turned to cement was a bit of a horror story that I know Papa Pea doesn't want to recall any time soon.
Papa Pea getting "down to work." Hahahaha!
We can see the light at the end of the tunnel here. The flooring is a wood laminate "floating" floor and now that it's done, we're very happy with it. However, I just want to go on record as saying the installation was not as easy as we were lead to believe and if Carpenter B hadn't been available to share her tricks of the trade and contribute a lot of hard work, we may have made a mess of it.
This is the little step-up landing that leads into my quilt room (straight ahead and currently stuffed with furniture from the living room) and to the stairs on the left up to Papa Pea's office.
This was taken while I was standing on the landing looking the other direction across the living room and toward the door into the kitchen.
Today is clear of rain but very windy. The forecast is for several more days of rain starting tomorrow. So I have to make the choice of going out into the garden and doing what I can in the way of damage control there (we got upwards of 3" of rain total) or setting up outside the garage to paint some trim and poly baseboards for the living room. Decisions, decisions. Keeps life from being dull and boring. Also makes one yearn for a week of rest and relaxation far, far away from it all!
Just when it couldn't have been more surreal...
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