Yes, I said Day 1. So what I thought was a 1 day job is far from reality. My floor guy arrived late and with news that he couldn't start for a few hours AND he would be working alone as his helper phoned in sick. So nothing happened all morning (which I took off work to help)
I know these things happen and it was unavoidable so I'm not blaming him. Just a tad frustrated. He arrived at noon and got right at it. The first piece of carpet
And it revealed hardwood. But it was in very bad shape. Lots of large gaps and cracks with random shims placed here and there. . Now I know repairing it would be really expensive so covering it was the right choice. . Actually it was a bit of a relief
Then we got to the dining room and it revealed another surprise - linoleum
But the best was what we found under the carpet in the den. Hold on to your hats......
I laughed so hard when we uncovered this. I bet this was tres chic at the time and I'm sure all the neighbourhood housewives were jealous. But WOW, that is some busy, ugly floor covering!
Unfortunately that's as far as we got today. So those three rooms are currently uninhabitable, the kitchen is jammed with furniture and inaccessible. I have survived on a box of Krispy Kreme donuts and a pizza
Abby and I are sequestered in the back corner of the kitchen where I hook rugs. One chair, a tv and a puppy pen. Needless to say neither of us is a happy camper tonight