So what do you do with a 55 plus year old widowed granny. Put her to work on the chain gang installing flooring! I am my own taskmaster and the end to this epic 1,300 sq. ft. project is on the horizon but not quite in sight.
It all began back in October when I completed my research on what type of flooring I wanted. I decided on a sustainable product that was readily available and on sale. I ordered it from my local big box store in person and oopsie the store employee checked the wrong box. It was an easy mistake, I wanted click lock and not solid. Arrgh, it took multiple managers and three months to correct the mistake. I received the flooring in mid January and had to put the project on hold for my daughter’s wedding. Needless to say I was not happy to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s as well as wedding festivities on an ugly slab of concrete!
I have officially passed the halfway point and am almost to two thirds. Yea me! I go home from work almost every night and try to do 2-3 rows of installation. I usually have a quick lay down of thirty minutes to relax and detox from the stress of the day first, grab a bite for dinner and then get cracking!
It is not especially hard work and I occasionally have help from a friend who has even more trouble getting up and down than I do. Fortunately DaHve has the experience of being a retired contractor. The daughter has dropped in a time or two to swing the rubber hammer as well as one or two grands. Almost everyone has had a small hand in this project. My “son” ish and his wife as well as 4 of their children did all the carpet tear out for which I am soooo thankful. That was a dirty awkward job I am glad I did not have to lift a hand for.
Soon my floor will be this beautiful expanse of wall to wall bamboo! I can’t wait.
If I can do it, you can too!