We moved all the furniture to the garage and a rented storage unit.
We took up all the carpet and baseboards.
We painted (most of) the ceilings and walls in all the rooms that will be getting the new flooring. (over 1500 sq ft.). Still need to do touch up work and door frames, etc.
Patched the walls (from taking off the baseboards) and the concrete floors. The dark spots along the walls show wet concrete drying after patching the holes made from pulling up the carpet nail strips.
Boxes of Pergo laminate flooring are now sitting in the middle of each room: living room, dining room den, hallways, and the four bedrooms.
Got a call from the installers and they won't be starting until December 27th. She stressed that we must put boxes of flooring in EACH room of the house and keep the temperature at 70 degrees at least 48 hours before they begin. WTF?? I have no flooring, no insulation! My internal house temperature drops down into the 50s overnight. We're lucky if ever gets to 68 during the day! My electric bill is 30% higher than normal (higher than it's ever been before in the 17 years I've lived here). I have very little wood left for the woodstove and I just bought $700 worth of propane which took the tank to only 60%. Oh my! I considered converting my wood stove to pellet but then I'd need to buy pellets all the time AND run a fan. I guess I better buy a cord of wood quick and get it delivered. With my pickup truck not running, I haven't been able to go get any wood myself this year except for the little bit my daughter and I picked up one afternoon and half of that was rocks, lol.
Did she say DECEMBER 27TH?!?!!
That's two more weeks! Oh my, no Christmas for us this year.
I see a very bleak two weeks ahead. Cold, cold, cold and nothing in the rooms except a few mattresses, my big 54 inch tv and my laptop (of course). Oh my!! Sure not looking forward to it.
Just a few years ago, I had a roof leak and had the entire roof repaired. It took a couple of weeks because of the snows we had during that time. That was in January- and it was COLD!!!! Remind me to do my next major house improvement in the summer, PLEASE!
Now I have nothing to do but wait...
Powder and Paint song: Maid of Bond Street, artist: David Bowie, album: Deram songs