Friday, March 20, 2015

Destruction Zone

Well we are getting new flooring on our main level.  A good friend of ours will put it in during Spring break, when we will be gone.  Perfect timing.  But before that we are ripping out the old floor.  Well Ben is pretty much ripping out the floor.  The rest of us do the other odds 'n ends.

 This was the first day - starting in the back "yellow room."  Go, Ben, go!

 The worker and his borrowed tool.  Thanks to Randy for all our handy tools!

So here is the subfloor in the yellow room.  What you can't see are the thousands of staples stuck in there - that all need to come out . . .

 Here was the hideous linoleum that was uncovered (after like 6 layers!) in our kitchen.  So ugly.  But the kid on it sure is cute.

 Oh here I am removing staples.  I now have a serious kink in my neck.  It hurts.  I can't rotate my neck to one side.  The joys.

 And here is the state of our kitchen now.  Lovely.

 Lucy helped Ben out on Monday - removing the old hardwood floor in the dining and living rooms.

 So cute.

 And this is what it looks like now - except all the hardwood floor (behind Lucy) is totally gone.  We worked on removing the nails last night - luckily they are a bit easier than the staples.  Unluckily, I don't think it's good for my neck . . .

Tada!  Ben has done a great job - now we just need to tediously get out all the staples and nails and then I think it will be ready for Randy.

Only 9 more days living like this . . . :)


erinmalia said...

yeah, i can't believe you're going to live with that for so long! ben (and you) is amazing. sorry about your neck.

Nicole said...

that's exciting! nicely done. and how fun to come back and see the reveal!