Monday, November 24, 2008

And so it begins!!!

Here you see the floor that I have been talking about replacing and today Sweetman said the only way we are going to get this started is to just start. Profound words I think.. You can see how it is worn and this isn't the worst part just a small portion. I'm sure when it was new it was very beautiful.
We enlisted the help of a good friend who offered to help & has had some past experience with this type of floor. He was extremely helpful & his mucsle work was very appreciated.

It took the better part of the morning just getting all the stuff out of the way but once furniture & other stuff, (we have to much stuff) was out of the way it only took about 4 hours to get the old floor ripped up. We just pitched the old stuff out the slider & I halled it to a big burn pile out in the back yard. It made a great bon fire.

I always like to see men on their knees, isn't this just a sight for sore eyes??



Now this one is pretty good to, here we have a major discussion going on about how to get to the hard spots like behind the frig and stove, & as you can see we now have the input of another male expert. It takes some figurin on just how to get this done, don't ya know. Me, now I was doin some of the supervising but for some reason they weren't paying much attention to me. Sigh!!!
I'm just glad that the whole process went fairly well today with no injuries just a few sore muscles & very worn out people.




11 comments:

Saija said...

a new floor for Christmas! wow! how cool is that ... :o)

i bet you'll be smiling ear to ear once it's done ...

and i just loved those winter sunrise pics - just awesome - our God sure does good work, doesn't He?

blessings on ya!

Saija said...

a new floor for Christmas! wow! how cool is that ... :o)

i bet you'll be smiling ear to ear once it's done ...

and i just loved those winter sunrise pics - just awesome - our God sure does good work, doesn't He?

blessings on ya!

Saija said...

oops ... i somehow got on twice ... now three times ... *chuckling*

Mike Golch said...

looks like a lot of work.

Mari said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Lisa said...

I know you will enjoy your new floors. I have hard woods in my formal dining room and sometimes wish my whole house was this way.
I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Lisa

Cheri said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the finished floor!

All My Blessings said...

I'm sure you are going to love your new floor. I hope it goes good and you don't run into too many snags...make sure these guys here everthing you say. They are smart but you are too....Kae
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Edge of Design said...

I'm amazed that they didn't wear knee pads. I'm happy for you to have a new floor. I appreciate a clean floor don't you?

Shelly said...

Hey, looks like something happening around your place!

Will be nice to see when you finish it.

I just did my bathroom. I forgot to take pics before so I could post. I had to remove wallpaper, prime, painted, hated paint and repainted. LOL

Deb said...

Been there done that!! You will love the finished product, but it just might be the beginning!?