Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ripping up wood...

Well, the wood has been ordered and will arrive sometime this week. Hopefully I will have the foyer wood removed by the end of next weekend.

It's a little harder than I anticipated but starting to get a groove. It sure is hard to find the right tools for it. Flooring guy at Lowe's said either rent a floor ripper for a couple hundred a day or a mallet and wonder bar. Got the wonder bar but it's not as good as my big wrecking bar and brute force. Oh, and if you ever think about glueing down wood, DON'T. It's very mean to the poor fool who is going to have to remove it in the future.

I think I've found the perfect work plan though of you are a single girl doing it alone. Get plenty of rest and get up late. Fix a nice breakfast along with a nice big cup of caffeine. Watch HGTV while you gather strength and absorb any additional tips and techniques you can. Finally, start hacking away and take periodic HGTV breaks to ensure good technique. The only drawback at the moment is I'm not sure I will be able to move my right arm tomorrow. Better soak in Epsom salts tonight.

Watching HGTV at the moment learning how to demo tile. Never mind that I don't have any (yet).

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Taking a walk...

Our second girlie vacation day began with a half mile walk to see a waterfall and a few flights of stairs.  Going back up the stairs was the real workout.  Then back to the house for lunch and general napping.  It was a lovely afternoon.  Nice quiet time to catch up on some blog reading that I have been sorely missing.

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Girl's weekend

I'm currently sitting on a deck listening to the rain and looking at the mountain views. The girlies and I are enjoying a weekend getaway that may or may not include some creative time. Two of us did take a little walk up the hill and managed to get back just before the rain. Ah, so peaceful.

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