Monday, October 3, 2011

renovation realities...

Have you ever watched the show, Renovation Realities on the DIY Network?  I love that show.  Anyhow, if you have never seen it, it's pretty much a reality show of ordinary non skilled people renovating their homes{much like we are doing.}  Well, mostly people have disasters or crazy things that happen to them or their house during the process.  We had one of those moments Saturday, when I was putting the second coat of polyurethane on the floor. 
We were almost finished, when I ran out of poly.  So I asked Ryan to get the other gallon, the only problem was that I had left it in the bedroom which was surrounded by...wet polyurethane!  Oops!
 So Ryan went up the ladder through the window and back down the steps and did a  maneuver spiderman himself would have been proud of!  {I wish I would have gotten that on camera.}  He made it safely into our bedroom, but couldn't figure out how to get the poly and himself back out of the room.  So, he proceeded to set drop the poly into the uncovered vent hole...but the poly proceeded right on down to the basement!  I was standing near the basement door and ran down as fast as I could, hoping I would find it still in the container and not on the basement floor!  I ran into a few spider webs which was not cool, but found the smashed container, still full and unopened!  It was good comic relief after my stupid mistake!



On Sunday, I was able to finish the final coat of poly, I love these weird floors.  Some of the wood looks like zebra, each piece is so different, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not, but they turned out great in my opinion!  
Ryan finished carpet upstairs tonight, and we moved the majority of our stuff over to the barn...we should be sleeping there soon, although it is far from being done, it will be nice not to have 2 houses to deal with!  One is plenty enough for me.  We are getting ready to be done.  We would like to have some normalcy again.

3 comments:

Lee said...

Sweet friend. Your work ethic has proved tireless. I'm so proud of you. AND THOSE FLOORS ARE GORGEOUS!!!! Enjoy the fruit of your labors.....

Stacy said...

Wow you guys...I am in AWE of all you've accomplished! The house is looking AMAZING!! It will be SO special when you're all done to look at all the changes & know YOU guys did so much of it!! Thanks for sharing the progress--can't wait to see all the before/after pics when you're all moved in!!

Anonymous said...

They look great much better then when I was out there last!