Jay's Floor - 7 of 8 - Homecoming!


It's been a while since my last post.  Not that I didn't want to post, but time is time is time.  And, since it stays light late, there isn't much of it these days...  People expect me to be able to work as late as the light.  So it goes.

The grand homecoming was grand.  But the floor wasn't quite finished.

There was about 4' left to go.

I wanted to finish.  But, as I said, time is time is time.

On top of my little available time, and in the middle of this project, my neighborhood HOA dinged me to paint the outside of my house.  Last year they simply wanted me to wash it.  That was easy.  This year it needed paint, or so they told me.  And what they say becomes, in effect, the new code...

They gave me 10 days to get it done.

Can I get someone to paint that inside of 10 days?  No.  Do I have time?  No.  I looked at my calendar and the weather.  I had two afternoons.  So I didn't schedule anything else and got it done.

This was in sacrifice of my floor.  So here is the final result. Almost done, but close only counts in, what is it, horse shoes and hand grenades?  Painting and papering the living/dining rooms was the project of a previous year.  The flooring is the final improvement.

And this is what the living room looked like when the family got home.  It became the dining room's shed.  What of the living room furniture?

It was a bit like the Scarecrow on the Wizard of Oz - part of it was over here, and part of it was over there...

The furniture made it all hard to see, but the flooring was beautiful, and even though it was not finished everyone was happy with the project so far.

The final result?  You will see in the next, and last, post... whenever the heck that is!

Stay tuned!


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jay | Sun, 09/05/2010 - 01:56

Yep, that's where it came from! And the furniture was all over the place - mostly in the family room. So, I didn't get it done! What can I say? And I didn't waste a minute!

Debbie Gartner (not verified) | Sat, 09/04/2010 - 20:57

Well isn't that where the phrase "that's you all over" came from?

In the home stretch now.

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Jay performs inspections Monday through Saturday, throughout Northern Virginia, from his office in Bristow to Leesburg and Centreville, to Great Falls and Vienna and everywhere in between!