Lucas's Wood Floor – installed!

We worked like mad to get the wood floor installed by Sunday morning. Jean and I rented a massive orbital sander on Saturday and began sanding on Sunday after we finished putting down the boards. We got most of the way through the job by night-fall. I listened to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on my iPod, a nice diversion from the mundane task at hand.
This week, Jean and her father took a lot of poplar and routed base board and window sill and jamb material for the room. We still need to sand some edges down, and then a final run with the sander, but then we’ll be able to stain and/or varnish. We still haven’t decided if we’re going to stick with the natural color…

More finish work…and fun with friends

This weekend (for all intents and purposes it’s over for me, as I’m working today) we got a LOT done on Lucas’s wood floor (check out the pix) and had Mike and Kristen over for dinner and an excellent game of Scene it. Good times.

Wood Floor – update 01

Jean got another few boards ready for us yesterday, so when I got home from work we were ready to make the necessary cuts and nail another run down. She’s AWESOME.

Wood Floor!

This past weekend Jean got the idea that we should do our wood floor soon. As in NOW. I’m all for progress, so we immediately set about removing all the furniture from Lucas’s room and gathering the oak we already have planed.
If you haven’t already seen it, here is a link to the video where we hauled the trees that make up our wonderful floor (and bar, by the way).
Our finished product after a weekend? Five runs of beautiful oak plank flooring…more to come soon.

A Domish Fourth

We’re enjoying our three-day weekend for Independence Day this year. Last evening, Mavora drove up from Richmond, and today Krissy and Vince joined us. We started off our day with the good ‘ol fashioned American breakfast of Dunkin’ Donuts, and followed up by hanging about the house and making busy.
Jean and friends sorted baby/maternity clothes (think nine large tupperware containers of mostly donated clothes) and I drove off to Microcenter (local computer superstore) with Lucas in tow to find a new hard drive for Mavora’s family’s iMac DVSE (circa 2000).
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