In Lieu of Concrete

Sometimes the days don’t go as you planned, but turn out better.  Seems there is a concrete shortage in these parts.   (I personally blame the Vikings and their new stadium, but that might be a topic for a different webpage).  But such as it was, the company we originally contacted couldn’t bring out our concrete on Saturday, so we went with Plan B – The Tackling of the Floors.

For many of you that have visited, you know the wood floors were like waves in the ocean at some points.  This was mainly because of the water seeping in by the chimney, so since we ‘fixed’ the chimney earlier this year, we now could tackle these.

0706141552aSo we decided the best course of action would be to pull them up, bundle them, dry them thoroughly and when we were ready, put them back down to refinish.

We were fortunate enough to have Rose and Grace guest star as Nail Pullers, First Class.









I must say, we made great progress!!!


We got it about half way done before the joints started aching and the beautiful day started calling our names.











And at the end of the day, the team rested 🙂  It was a very good day.1018141509a (2)

Many, many thanks for the help, the good friendship, the laughs, and the blisters.

Janelle currently resides in 'the country', WI. She grew up in Gothenburg, NE and spent several years on the move with the Army, then to Omaha and MN. She works for a medical health information publisher in her regular time and spends her free time imagining the next project at the School.

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