So, I had told y'all that we were headed in to a minor remodeling project here at Andy's Place.
And, I had also told y'all that #3 son had done some heavy lifting yesterday by getting almost half the tile scraped up off the kitchen floor.
Thank you, Jesus!
So, I had the day off from work today. I took my Labor Day "Holiday" today, knowing that this was in the works.
Works began at roughly 0630 HRS. This here is what had happened by 1030 HRS.
You can see that I had finally gotten all the old tile ripped out, and had laid most of the underlayment for the new flooring by that time. I decided to do it in stages...like, rip some tile, lay some underlayment...rip some tile, lay some underlayment. (I did that so that each muscle group in my decrepit body could be over-taxed in equal stages. I'm SMART like that).
This was also about the time I was thinking, "I shoulda' got me a Mexican!!!" I mean, where are they when you need one?
But, I forged on, and by roughly 1200 HRS, all of the old tile was boxed up, set on the side porch, and the entire underlayment was did.
Not bad. (Except for the fact that I know I am gonna be suffering by tomorrow morning, due to the fact that I do not work hard like this very often...and I suck). You may notice that the kitchen door is missing in the upper left hand corner of that shot. "Why?" you ask.
Because the underlayment is thicker than what was down there, meaning that Andy got locked in to his own kitchen remodel project because the door would not open. But, not to fear. After about 17 tries at planing the bottom of the door, I finally got it where it will open and close. Fortunatley, The Mrs. was at Lowe's when I trapped myself in, and she bought a new door sweep, seeing as I ripped the old one off.
I caught her on her cellular telephone before she left.
Life is good.
You may also notice Gargantua, the refrigerator sitting over yonder by the side kitchen door (she's the big white gal with pictures all stuck to her). She does not reside there permanently. I just had her parked temporarily all over the kitchen, because I didn't want to try to get her big ol' ass out of there. She is gynormous, and requires her doors & hinges to be took off to get her out of the kitchen...so I worked her around (or worked around her...whatever).
So, as I type, y'all can know that this here projeck is getting did! Little by little.
The Mrs. is up in there patching screw holes, and filling in the few unlevel joints with floor patch junk.
It's gonna be real nice.
Thank God, I have to go in to work tomorrow.
One more day off like this would surely end me up.
It is 1607 HRS right now. Imma go shove gynormous frigerator back in her hole...hook the ice maker back up, and call it "good" for today.
Hope y'all had a good one, too!
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