Monday, July 28, 2008


I will never cease to be amazed at how
much more time it takes to do a renovation than you thought it would
much more it will cost
much you will learn
much you curse painters' tape for the lie that it is (again)
fast you can get in over your head
much every job is like an oddessy, complete with its own trip to Hades
many friends offer to help
many friends offer to bring alcohol
many times you will curse yourself
many times you will give thanks for your partner
many tears you might shed in the process
sweet victory can be.

We haven't had our victory yet, but I can smell it. It's close. But thusfar, I Am Floored.

Here is the dry-run on the sub-floor fit. Gives a good before and after.
Here is the sub-floor fited in the room. All the holes lined up beautifully. Bruce is a wizard with a measuring tape and a straight edge.
Will ya just look at that corner (and it goes under the trim at the door edge. I wept.I got to cut the vinyl. Very crafty albeit I was using tin snips. Hard Core Crafty.
Then we gave the vinyl a dry run and trimmed as required.
Then Bruce did a much better job than I did screwing the floor down. That blurry arm is movin'. He puttied the screw heads. Before putting in the glue for the flooring. We had a little lie down while it dried. Must keep up the energy for this kind of work.
This is what the floor looks like cemented in. We used highly specialized tools for this: a trowel that had teeth which measured 1/16 x 1/16 x 3/32s (I am not making this shit up) and a roller in the guise of...a fine bottle of red. Yes, it was good wine.

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