Daily Archives: 04/29/2015
Welcome back my friends to Phase III – floor installation.
Phase III was our favorite part here at the Hotel Thompson. Phase III meant that we had done our part – painting was done and the house was empty. This day, we could sit back and enjoy a good rest. We piled all of the kids up and shipped them to Nana’s up the street to spend the night. We wanted to have everything ready to go for the day and would pick the kids up tomorrow after the delivery of the furniture.
We had pulled carpet, linoleum and had things ready to go when the floor installation crew showed up at 9:15AM. Now, this almost gave me a heart attack when they showed up. Why do you ask? Because there was only TWO guys to do the kitchen, hallway, living room and bathroom floors. You have to be kidding me, right? TWO guys were going to complete all of this in ONE day. In fact, that was my first statement to them. After I checked the products that were ordered for the flooring, they assured me they had this under control.
I advised them the me and the hub would be out of their way out front if they needed anything. This way, if they had questions we would be out of their way. Let me add, it has been in the 60’s-70’s for the past several days. This day though – LOL – it decides to have a cold front come through. It was in the low 50’s with a wind. We felt every bit of it. Our nice neighbor even brought us blankets to stay warm. It was interesting to camp out, play games and keep ourselves busy. All the time, we could hear them inside knocking away, coming out to their truck to get things and then going back inside to work.
And of course, you know me. I had this small type dresser in our garage that I wanted to move into the kitchen. Since the contractors didn’t have to move any furniture out of their way, I asked if they would move the dresser into the kitchen for me. Which they did! Score for not having to lift anything heavy. By this time of the renovation, just thinking about lifting hurt – LOL.
And you are probably asking yourself TWO guys – how long did it take to do the flooring. I will tell you this – I was in awe and shock. It took them only FIVE hours to complete the job. And let me add that the job was FANTASTIC! Come back tomorrow for Phase IV.