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more homo* adventures.. [Jun. 9th, 2003|07:58 pm]
Just me.
Ivan ripped up the carpet in the front room on Thursday. He's spending today using a tack remover to pry up all the staples.
The wood looks good--what we can see of it under the battleship gray color that some previous moron decided to paint the wood floor with. Another moron that owned my house between 1926 and 2003 decided the solution to the floor color question was to slap down a rug and paint a brown border around the rug from the walls to the edge of the rug. This means the floor is battleship gray in the center and brown on the edges. Can't wait to sand all this crap away.

The previous owner's solution to the floor question was to put in carpet. in April. 2003. Which we are now ripping up about 8 weeks later.

So it goes.

*homeowner
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2003-06-09 08:03 pm (UTC)
What'd you go ripping up perfectly good new carpet for? You prefer hardwood floors that much?
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2003-06-10 10:05 am (UTC)

the whys..

With two cats and a 70 lb. black lab living here, carpet makes a little less sense. I am neutral to slightly positive about carpet, but Ivan was adamantly opposed to the very idea of carpet AND was willing to do all the work himself, so it was pretty hard to refuse.

plus, the carpet is a boring neutral beige. bleh.
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From: ex_futch238
2003-06-09 08:54 pm (UTC)
People certainly know how to fuck shit up, don't they. I'm sure it'll look great after you get all that crap off the top. Actually, if you and Ivan have some experience with the sander it shouldn't take too terribly long.

We need more house pics.

And what are the Belonging To Wilson up to lately?
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2003-06-09 09:00 pm (UTC)
if you and Ivan have some experience with the sander

Are you on her TMI filter?
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2003-06-10 12:38 pm (UTC)

your wish is my command...

some house pics- up. More later, but camera batteries are recharging.

The Belonging to Wilson tried to loan us their lawnmower this weekend. HINT HINT, I guess. I didn't think the yard was looking THAT bad yet...

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From: ex_futch238
2003-06-10 01:41 pm (UTC)

Re: your wish is my command...

They tried to loan you their lawnmower again? I hate pressure being put on me, especially involving appearances. I'm jerk enough that I would let my grass get totally out of control. It's a good thing you don't share that neurosis with me.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2003-06-10 01:00 pm (UTC)

hee hee

>>I guess we accidentally looked for houses in North Dakota.

heh, great line!

I can see why someone might have carpeted rather than sanding this floor. I can't see why anyone would have ever painted the floor battleship gray.



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[User Picture]From: repoman
2003-06-10 08:01 am (UTC)
battleship gray??? I wonder if he liked his time in that navy...

If you're going to sand, check how much wood you got. Normally you take maybe a sixteenth to and eigth of an inch sanding down. I learned the hard way you need at least an inch (my bed kinda sorta went through a board)...
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[User Picture]From: skypizza
2003-06-13 03:08 pm (UTC)
The wood we're working with is something like an inch thick, judging by the hole that was drilled through it to accommodate some sort of wiring that's no longer in evidence.
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