Monday, December 7, 2015

Renovation H-E-double hockey sticks

 I wonder if it is only Canadian kids who say that - H-E-double hockey sticks?  Anyway, one way or another, it has been renovation hell around here the last couple weeks!
Here is "the Man" taking up the original flooring in the great room downstairs.  Since the church was built in the very early 1900's, these boards have seen over 100 years of use and they didn't owe anybody anything.  We had them refinished about 20 years ago but there wasn't enough wood left to sand them down again.
 So, up they all came...then the paper lining under them, and all the dirt that had seeped down over 100 years.  So, if you ever gave any thought to where all the topsoil blew away to during the Dirty Thirties, wonder no more - it was all under my floor boards!  After this was done, the Man laid the new subfloor down.  The plan now is to wait until the walls are all repaired, washed and painted before the new flooring goes down.  Hopefully this will all happen during this month of December.
Now, here is the hell part of the renovation.  Working on one side of the great room at a time everything from had to be shoved over to the other side, then moved back when he worked on the second side.  Two bookshelves had to be emptied so they could be moved, the poor fish in the aquarium spent a week in barely enough water to cover their fins, china cabinet emptied and moved and all my stitching paraphernalia and paperwork shuffled back and forth before ending up on the dining room table for the duration.   Now of course it all has to be sorted and sifted through and find new homes, only to have to move it all again later in the month.  I think I am giving up on housework until this project is over!  Good idea - stitch instead!

4 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh ECK, but won't it be great when it's all done!!
Merry Christmas and stitch on!!

Bobbi Pohl said...

Good to hear from you Kerri, if it is just a vent.

D1-D2 said...

I'll second that decision ;) By the way, I don't think the expression "H-E-double hockey sticks" is used only in Canada. First time I heard of it was in a book written by an American. There's even a movie.

Janis W said...

A lot of work and confusion now but ultimately it will be so worth it! And certainly anything that negates housework is a good thing!