Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jeans. Back to the Floor!

It was chilly this morning, by our standards, anyway.
Jeans, instead of shorts, were the gear for today, for the first time in months.

Ray and I had laid most of the linoleum on Friday, but not the little corner where the fridge goes, as it had to be cut and patched in. We moved the fridge again, but it took quite a while to get that part cut just right. It had to butt up precisely against the existing lino, and as neither edge were 'factory', it took a few cuts with a straight edge, but finally it was stuck down, so that the seam didn't show.

The baseboard was nailed back on, and then we had to get the new carpet bar down between the carpet and new lino all across the room.

The old carpet bar didn't have 'teeth', and the new one did, so to get it to fit right, we had to take up the old tack strip. The bar was carefully screwed in place, and then I got a wide trowel and pushed the edge of the carpet into place under the lip of the bar, so that Ray could hammer the edge of the bar over it.
We still have a couple of other jobs to do in the guest house, but Shay will be home today, so we will have to wait until the next time she is away. Shay is one of those folks who doesn't like to be disrupted around remodelling!

The sun was shining, and the cats were playing on the porch this afternoon. First time it hasn't been too hot for them to do that.

"Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend." - Zenna Schaffer

Wish I could be RVing on this lovely day.

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