The Menfolk will Play!
Or is that WORK!??
There has been some “Home Improvement” going on up at Quilt Villa this weekend while I’ve been in Illinois.
It all started a couple of weeks ago when we were up there with family, and dealing with rain and a muddy driveway that could really use some more gravel.
We want to extend the gravel into one area to give us a bigger parking surface, and then gravel is going to make a walkway down around the concrete wall so that we don’t track through so much mud and dirt when we want to take things AROUND to the basement doors instead of trying to make them go down a spiral staircase, or – up to the front porch, and down the side steps to avoid the dirt.
This past week while I was gone a huge truck came and dumped a rather large load of gravel at the top of the drive at the cabin.
Who ever thought I would be so pleased about gravel?
Well, when you’ve had to deal with rain and mud on a dirt road, believe me…gravel is our friend.
It will take some time to get it spread around, but there is another job that took precedence this weekend:
Old yucky berber! BYE BYE!
We’ve also talked about this over the past few months, but it was time for the old 16 year old stained white berber carpet in the basement family room at the cabin to go OUT the door.
We’ve chosen laminate floors from Sam’s club to go in….and I am ever so pleased!
Tear out a section, lay down a section – push all the furniture to the newly floored side and continue:
Just this bit left to finish…
A jigasw is needed to cut the planks so they will fit around the poles to the spiral stairs. The tile for my sewing nook starts just to the left of the photo and the laminate will go up to the tile.
This is “not really” a basement…the whole front and most of both sides are open to the outside and above ground…only the back wall is built into the hillside, so it’s not a traditional basement. We have lots of windows and a double wide door to the front yard. We also have heat and a/c down here so humidity is not a problem. We also run a dehumidifier.
I say this as a “preemptive strike” because I know I’m going to to get even more naysayers than I have already had who will tell me I should never put laminate in a basement. Thank you, but too late, and this is my choice and I love it. If anything goes wrong you can tell me you told me so later, but please don’t burst my bubble right now!
Landing in Charlotte this afternoon! I can barely see the skyline!
Oh, hello, sweet girl! Mama’s home!
But only until Friday when I leave for London! Better cut some more hexies….some of my colors are running dangerously low!
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