Y’all wanna know what I’ve been working on lately? Shhh… it’s a secret…
Psyche. Not a secret. Everyone knows. Floors. Floors, floors, and more floors. As you can see from the above photo, Saturday we made serious progress in the great room. But, here’s how my daily schedule breaks down:
7am: Wake up, get ready for work
5pm-11pm: Work on the floors
11pm-midnight: Shower (I’m usually covered in mortar from head to toe) and get ready for bed
Rinse, repeat. This is, by far, the largest renovation project we’ve taken on. Logically, I know the floors will be done at some point (and that point is this Thursday, fingers crossed), but I just can’t imagine living not in the basement. I can’t imagine having a couch to sit on, a table to sit at, and time to spend doing things other than these floors. But! As exhausting as this project has been, I love knowing our subfloor is in better shape. I love knowing the leaks and mold we discovered along the way have been addressed. And I especially love seeing the way these floors are transforming this house. It’s the progress, slow as it may be, that keeps me motivated. And thank Heavens for the friends and family in town who have been eager and willing to help. There’s no way we would get this project done before the baby’s arrival without their help.
Today, I’m going to finish laying all of the whole pieces. Tomorrow and Wednesday, I’ll spend making cuts and finishing all the spaces. Thursday, grout. Friday, lots of cleaning, and we’ll have our home back on Saturday. Once that’s all done, we’ll share a few more detailed posts on the process, and we’ll all get to admire the beautiful flooring together, with our furniture back in place. One more week. …one more week…
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