Friday, October 21, 2011
Slow progress but a silver lining
I have had a very quiet week enjoying a form of home detention - minus the ankle bracelet. Every day this week I have sat at home with the furniture from a different bedroom piled up around me in one living room while all the furniture and rugs from the other living room are piled up in one corner of that room to create a clear worksurface on its floor.
And I have been waiting and waiting and waiting. All week I have been waiting for the floorer to arrive. I have now learnt that the hour he will actually arrive and what he will actually achieve each day will bear no relation to what I was led to expect. But he definitely is making progress and thankfully my expectations about the quality of the job and the finished look of the products have been met.
We now have flooring in the kitchen and dining room (it is that Marmoleum above). The children now have flooring in their bedrooms (more Marmoleum).
I ended up giving the Lego pit/library/study (otherwise known as a living room) plain old painted concrete (Berger Jet Dry) as a temporary measure because we plan to hack about at that room at some stage down the track. However we love the floor in that room far out of proportion with its cost (about $50).
Now I can see the finish line. Just a few rooms to go and the perpetual furniture shifting will be over.
The enforced home time has had a silver lining though. A few weeks ago I broke one of my small toes. It hurt so much that I got a temporary case of Tourette syndrome and swore so much I had to apologise to my daughter, but I didn't get a chance to rest it as I was too busy galavanting around with Mum. Eventually my foot looked as if I had one of these monstrosities stuck to the side of it. Now, after a week of home detention resting my foot on the cool painted concrete, I can finally wudge it into footwear again. Maybe by the time the floorer finally finishes I'll even be able to walk properly again.