So last night we were moving the floor boards yet again–but this time is suppose to be the last time…first we pulled them out of the house where we got them. Then we loaded them into vehicles…the we unloaded them into the garage. Then as we cleaned them we pulled them out of the garage and put them back in the garage.
Then last weekend Craig loaded all the floor boards onto a wagon and parked it in the house garage…last night’s job, get the boards into the house and get them warmed up. Our hope is that this weekend they will get installed. Apparently the boards need to be at room temperature before they are laid. It’s all about expanding and contracting (more science than I care to learn)-
The plan was that our son Buck would come home and would lay the floor with Hubby. That was the plan.
Then Hubby called the dry wall guy. He can’t come until Monday. UGH. He thought it might be easier for him and preferred that we wait with the floor. He said that a rip can happen in the plastic covering the floor and we could end up with a paint splotch on the flooring.
Well at this point we’re doing the “would have, could have, should have”. We have help (mostly free help) this weekend. We have four days before the drywall guys comes and we don’t want to waste it. We have to sand and refinish the flooring anyway…so we’re just putting the wood flooring down and dealing with the consequences later.
We know we have quite a bit of flooring but don’t know if we have enough or if we need to be shopping for alternative flooring for some of the rooms. By getting this wood flooring down that will help us determine what to do with the rest of the rooms. Right now the goal is to have enough to cover the kitchen/entry way and little bit of dining room that doesn’t have flooring in it right now and to complete the upstairs hallway. From there we still have the two bathrooms, quilting room, laundry room and closet that need flooring. Once the priority rooms get finished, we’ll see how much we have left over to tackle the remaining rooms.
Hopefully the next time you see these floor boards most of them will be installed and I’ll be squealing.