Posts Tagged "hall"

First Floor Leveling, Day 6

The day has arrived! It’s time for the big pour! I can’t stress to you how big of a milestone this is for us. I know it’s an intermediate step, and we’re not even close to the final floor install… but to be at a point where the leveling is possible is incredibly exciting. It’s difficult to express how fantastic this moment/day feels.

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First Floor Leveling, Day 3

Next up: Nick says he’s going to seal up all the edges and seams between boards, in prepartion for the self-leveling underlayment. I recall him saying something like how we needed to seal up the floor “like a siwmming pool,” because if the self-leveling liquid finds a gap… it’s just going to pour right down into the basement like water.

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First Floor Leveling, Day 2

Liz said she felt a bit depressed because “the goalposts moved,” but she powered through things as always. With the flooring guys and Bob working during the day (and us working remote during the day), we end up having to do what we can in the evenings.

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First Floor Leveling, Day 1

We’re lucky to have Milton and Nick (L to R) working on our floors. Bob’s worked with them before on a few jobs, and the come highly recommended. Bob’s got an incredibly high bar for the quality of work he expects of those in the trade… so when he’s enthusiastic about someone, we know to pay attention.

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The Night Before the Flooring Work Begins

We had a lot of debris to take out, but our first floor is officially cleared and prepped for the flooring guys tomorrow. It’s a crazy feeling, to see how different the floors look, and to imagine people coming in to take over the remainder of the work.

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Temp Temp Stairs

To clear the way for the flooring guys, we needed to remove the lower stairs and put in something temporary. While Bob was building those temp stairs out for us, we had a night that involved this placeholder, until the temp stairs were ready.

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Bunny Closet Demo

Mostly short bursts of house work in the evenings, after long days of work. I’m on call this week, and the days have felt pretty busy and full. They tend to leak past 5PM, and so I’ve only been able to get a small sliver of time to work on house stuff. But every little bit helps, as we’ve got a lot to get done this upcoming holiday weekend.

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