Thursday, April 27, 2006


The good!
Bam-bam-bam-bamity-bam! I wasn't sure what was going on behind the Wizard of Oz's curtain this morning until our lead carpenter called me. The floor was being installed! (Staining and refinishing won't happen until the very end of the job.)

It's a far cry from how it looked just a week or so ago, that's for sure. While I'm thrilled to have a pretty new floor, I'm even more thrilled that all those rat holes are finally covered up. Hooray! No rats need apply! Begone!

The bad and the ugly!
Of course, life isn't all wine and roses and pretty floors around here. There is still the issue of sagging floorboards in the old dining room. A nice, big gap that runs pretty much along the length of the room. A gap that the mice and rats probably see as a big ol' flashing VACANCY! VACANCY! VACANCY! sign. Come on in, rats! We've left the floor wide open for you! Come spread your germs and leave droppings and terrorize me!

Oh well. There's still progress, and that's the important thing. Especially since cabinetry and appliances are supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Now, installing them will be another matter altogether -- that won't be happening for a while.

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