August 24, 2007

Upstairs Update

Wednesday, August 22
The wood flooring strips were delivered early Wednesday morning, in order to have about a week to acclimate prior to installation. As mentioned in a previous post, we opted to go with white oak. We are still deciding on a stain color. Rob, the owner of the flooring company, delivered all the wood by himself. His helper got stuck on another job. 34 bundles. 34 trips up the stairs. ... and I just sat there, drinking my vanila flavored Taster's Choice Instant Coffee, watching, commenting every once in awhile, WOW... THAT SURE LOOKS HEAVY... SORRY ABOUT THE HEAT, WE DON'T REALLY HAVE AIR CONDITIONING... YOU MUST BE READY TO PASS OUT... YOUR FACE IS MIGHTY RED... ONLY 17 MORE BUNDELS TO GO! YOU'RE ALMOST THERE! ...YOUR FACE IS REALLY RED NOW... SO, YEAH, MAYBE I'M JUST GOING TO GO HANG OUT WITH THE DOG WHILE YOU FINISH UP...

By end of day Wednesday, the tub and shower pan were installed and connected:
In addition, electrical was run for the strip light that will be located above the sink and medicine cabinets:
Thursday, August 23rd
Cement backer board was installed along the tub and shower surrounds and on the wet wall:
Today, the rest of the backer board will be installed and hopefully, some of the drywall. We're trying to get as much of the drywall work done before the flooring installation begins... I think we'll get the walls done, but we may have to tackle the ceiling after the installation of the wood floors. I just hope the floors don't get trashed...!

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