Renovation – Phase III

29 Apr

 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.





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41 responses to “Renovation – Phase III

  1. franhunne4u

    04/29/2015 at 1:09 am

    Wow, these guys know their business!

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 9:11 am

      I know! After they finished their work, they looked at mom and reminded her of what she said about two guys doing the work all by themselves. They were awesome! XOXO – Bacon

  2. wallaceandsamuel

    04/29/2015 at 1:48 am

    OMD, we are so close to the big reveal! We can’t wait to see it!!!
    Wally & Sammy

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 9:17 am

      Squeals! I know! The anticipation is killing this little oinker. Snorts – oh yeah. I’ve already seen it – rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  3. sunsetdragon

    04/29/2015 at 1:50 am

    Very cool and I bet it is starting to look good.

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 9:17 am

      Oh my friend – by this point mom/dad were worried about what they had done – snorts. But there was no turning back. All of the furniture was gone now. XOXO – Bacon

  4. Cupcake

    04/29/2015 at 5:16 am

    All great changes start from the ground up.

    Love and licks,

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 9:19 am

      Yes they do my friend. I agree on that. It’s hard to imagine looking at the house now of what it looked like before. It’s that HUGE of a difference. XOXO – Bacon

  5. onespoiledcat

    04/29/2015 at 5:53 am

    Nothing like having a GREAT contractor who knows their stuff handle a project – they REALLY can do something quickly and brilliantly – can’t wait to see the floor…..and everything else!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 9:20 am

      This contractor was AWESOME! All of the work guys knew their specialties and worked hard on everything. Even with me going around cornering a certain guy – snorts. I think he enjoyed it really. XOXO – Bacon

  6. easyweimaraner

    04/29/2015 at 5:58 am

    That were Superman and Spiderman who came to your house, I’m sure!!! And that they were so nice to help you with the kitchen is pawsome…. YAY for two guys who have a heart for their clients!!! btw: please send them to me… my mom and my dad are two persons too, butt… well, you know :o) heheheh

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 9:22 am

      Snorts – your mom/dad are like my mom/dad brother. That’s why they hired this contractor dude. He was awesome. I think these two guys that showed up were so grateful to come to an empty house they were more than grateful to bring in the item from the garage into the kitchen. AND another great thing they did – The door that leads into the garage from the kitchen. With the installation of the wood floors, the door would not open. So the two guys took the door off the hinges and shaved the bottom of it so we would still have access into the garage. What an awesome thing huh brother? XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        04/29/2015 at 9:28 am

        you should keep them in your hotel thompson furever&ever… such guys are like a win in the lottery… and that they fixed the door too was PAWESOME!!! we all know what happens when we work with our own paws on that front… hehehehe

      • PigLove

        04/29/2015 at 10:54 am

        Snorts – I know only too well…. looking at daddy laughing. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        04/29/2015 at 11:24 am

        same here hahahahahaha

  7. Nikitaland

    04/29/2015 at 10:26 am

    Everything is coming along so nicely! I can’t wait to see your room with all the furniture in it & all complete! A new Hotel Thompson!

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 10:55 am

      My friend – squeals. I’ve been worried about you! Big party here on Friday for the great reveal. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nikitaland

        04/29/2015 at 10:58 am

        Aw, thank you! I am ok. I can’t wait for the BIG reveal!

  8. speedyrabbit

    04/29/2015 at 12:32 pm

    OMB so much going on at your place,xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 1:20 pm

      It was three weeks of chaotic mess. Now we are enjoying everything. XOXO – Bacon

  9. dogdaz

    04/29/2015 at 12:42 pm

    Wow – that is hard work. I am sure you are getting excited to be done.

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 1:20 pm

      It’s been done now for a week. We love it! We can’t wait to share the results during the party on Friday.
      XOXO – Bacon

      • dogdaz

        04/29/2015 at 1:22 pm

        Yeah! We will come to the May day party to see

      • PigLove

        04/29/2015 at 1:23 pm

        Yay!! Prepare to be AMAZED! XOXO – Bacon

  10. Lowryder's Animal Tails

    04/29/2015 at 4:59 pm

    I’m glad being out in the cold was worth it that day. I would have been under the blanket with you.

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 6:44 pm

      We made a little fort. It was great fun playing games and talking. XOXO – Bacon

      • Lowryder's Animal Tails

        04/29/2015 at 7:48 pm

        Happy as a pig in mud? 😉

      • PigLove

        04/30/2015 at 9:33 am

        Snorts – some would say YES my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  11. katsrus

    04/29/2015 at 5:14 pm

    Wow that’s pretty good. The suspense it killing me. Can’t wait for the reveal.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      04/29/2015 at 6:45 pm

      It’s going to be a blast my friend!! Hope to see you here. XOXO – Bacon

  12. gentlestitches

    04/29/2015 at 9:51 pm

    whoo hoo! Stressful but completed!

    • PigLove

      04/30/2015 at 9:34 am

      Oh yes Auntie Sharon. Now the furniture delivery and the BIG PARTY reveal tomorrow. XOXO – Bacon

  13. sue ellen

    04/29/2015 at 11:26 pm

    that was fast….can hardly wait to see your new floor.. exciting !

    • PigLove

      04/30/2015 at 9:37 am

      Snorts – it didn’t seem so fast those three weeks but in a way I guess it was. We are all so glad it is done now. XOXO – Bacon

  14. The Canadian Cats

    04/30/2015 at 1:07 pm

    Those guys knew their job down to a “t”. Five hours….unbelievable. I love the phases my friend.


    • PigLove

      04/30/2015 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks so very much! Mom had a lot of fun doing the renovation. She was beyond anal with that calendar and schedule of hers. Thank goodness it’s over and I can sit on the… almost caught me 🙂 You’ll see tomorrow. XOXO – Bacon

  15. Nylabluesmum

    05/03/2015 at 7:40 pm

    Only 5 hours June??? Did you have the Property Brothers there, hahaha!!??

    • PigLove

      05/04/2015 at 9:26 am

      Snorts – If we had Jonathan and Drew here, mommy would never let them leave – snorts. She loves those two guys. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        05/06/2015 at 3:59 pm

        Mew mew mew yur Mumma too Unccle Bacon????
        LadyMum adoress THEE Bofurss an mee likess themm allot allso. Speshelly Jonathan beecause hee reelly likess 4 leggedss!
        **nose bumpss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx

      • PigLove

        05/07/2015 at 10:07 am

        Oh yes! My mom has them on the television a LOT and on her Facebook. Rolls piggy eyes – she is crazy for them. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        05/09/2015 at 6:58 pm

        Same here Unccle Bacon!!! Mornin, noon an nite…mew mew mew///
        **paw patss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx


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