Monday, January 3, 2011

OUCH!!

Yes, I'm feeling muscles I never knew I had today and they are screaming at me for doing all that work yesterday. But it was well worth it. We finished the job finally at 8:00 last night. Now I have a huge mess to clean up and tons of dust but that's the easy part.
Duke supervised the whole project and kept a close eye on things to make sure it was all being done right.

Here's a look at the living room from the kitchen. My house isn't very big but this picture makes it look even smaller.


We had to move all the furniture to the one end and then once we got so far laying the boards then we moved it back to the other side.

 Can you believe Wade and I got through this whole project without one single argument? 
I don't have any pictures of the finished floor yet because I want to wait until I have everything cleaned up and put back together. With having to work all day it could take the rest of the week before I get that done.

Now if you will excuse me I need to go rest my achy muscles. Once I recuperate I think I need to get busy with that Wii Fit and get myself in shape.

47 comments:

Lin said...

Ooooh, that is going to be lovely!! We laid a wood floor--complete with pneumatic nail gun--and I couldn't stand up straight for days! I feel your pain. Ugh. I find we don't fight on projects when neither of us has done it before. It's the little projects that we nearly kill each other over!

Anonymous said...

Wish I was there to see it in person.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I helped put one of those floors down once. It's going to look super!

LDH said...

The floor is fabulous! Good job, you two. Oh, I mean three including your supervisor, Duke :)

Anne said...

From what I can see, it looks great. Obviously your fabulous supervisor was the reason it came out so well.

Donna said...

That floor looks gorgeous! Oh, you're going to love it a thousand times better than carpet!

Christie Cottage said...

Beautiful floor! Congrats on getting it done!


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Ginny said...

It's looking very good! Your house reminds me of ours! We have a small three bedroom ranch. My DIL just got the Wii and Wii Fit for Christmas. They now have some kind of cardio version out.

Ann said...

Lin, it is except right now with all the saw dust all over it's not real attractive.

Amanda, sooner or later you will be :)

sharkbytes they are fabulous, so much nicer than carpet

LDH oh yes don't foret the supervisor...lol

anne couldn't have done it without him

donna I think you're right. I used to love carpet but now I just can't stand it

Christie thanks

ginny this is a 3 bedroom but it's a tri level. It's not real big but it's home :) I just got mine too and haven't had much time to play with it yet.

BeadedTail said...

Your floor looks great and you have the cutest snooperviser ever! When I first started reading the post I asked my husband "do you think we could ever lay a wood floor together?" and his response was "without arguing?". Then I read your line where you and Wade didn't argue at all. LOL Guess that wouldn't apply to us!

Helen said...

Ann, you sure are an inspiration. I can't wait to start some work on my house. Looking forward to the finished floor.

Sandee said...

I love your new floor, it's beautiful. So much easier to keep clean than carpet too. One of these days we'll do the same here. I've got lots of flooring though.

Duke is a wonderful snoopervisor. I would hire him in a minute.

Have a terrific day and I hope you heal up soon. My best to the little man. :)

Ann said...

The new floor looks SO good! Well worth the hard work. You'll really enjoy it once it's all dusted and your muscles recupe.

Grace said...

Oh it is wonderful...gotta love wood floors.

livintheblues said...

mm not at all like my ex and I wallpapering..:)

Kloggers/Polly said...

A wonderful job you have both done Ann. Always the ever curious - are you laying it on top of concrete or floorboards? The reason that I ask is that in Britain some people choose to lay wooden floors over either and well I just wondered. It looks nice and rich and solid - you will have your very own dance floor and be able to tango as you polish!!

Anny said...

That's a beautiful floor... and it sure looks like hardwork :) i am not very handy when it comes to house fixing. You both did a good job... Duke included :)

Happy New Year to you Ann, Wade and lil ole Duke!

Sandra said...

You got through without one single argument? You're my hero!
And the flooring is beautiful! Love it! Oh, and the dog, you better hope I never stumble upon him in a dark alley, or else he's mine! Too cute!

Sandra said...

You got through without one single argument? You're my hero!
And the flooring is beautiful! Love it! Oh, and the dog, you better hope I never stumble upon him in a dark alley, or else he's mine! Too cute!

Jean said...

Ann...what a wonderful way to give your home a "lift"! Looking Good Girl!!!

Duni said...

I love wooden floorboards! I love you sentence : ...without one single argument :)
In our case there's always bickering going on, always ;-)

Yuenie said...

Lovely floor! the wood is so beautiful. Your supervisor must be so tired from all the, uh, supervising =)

Philippa said...

New year, new floor! It's a great start!

FishHawk said...

Duke did such a good job (again)!

Jen said...

The floor looks awesome; and all that work without any arguments is nothing short of amazing! Guess that's why you blogged about it (documentation, right? *grin*). Soooo, wanna come do my house?

Marg said...

That is a big job. My neighbor did that, so I understand why you have some sore muscles. You need to go back to work to get rested up. I bet it is gorgeous. And Duke, you did a super job of supervising. Well done. Take care.

Audrey said...

LOVE the flooring!! We have slowly been changing every floor in the house to wood too. It's so easy to keep clean.
We always do it ourselves too :) Sometimes it really is a test on the marriage, but we've survived so far - lol.

Catherine said...

Your floors are looking good! And to get through it all without any arguments... A+ for you two! :)

Happy Tuesday!
xo Catherine

Russ said...

The floor is looking good. Can't wait for the finished pictures. Luckily Duke was keeping an eye on everything.The wood floor is a lot better and healthier than carpet.Now rest up the muscles.

VanillaSeven said...

Nice tiling! Can't wait to see the finished version! Thank you Duke!

Sandra said...

the floor is beautiful, i like those boards a lot and your chairs. duke looks like he was a big help. we did the same thing when hubby put down ceramic tile in our kitchen 10 years ago. the stove and fridge had to be moved to one end and tile laid, wait for it to set, move them back, do the other end, wait for set, move fridge and stove back to put grout, you get the picture by now. lots of work but worth it. waiting for the final shot

Bossy Betty said...

All those sore muscles will have been worth it when the job is done! It's great to see all your progress!

Karen said...

It looks awesome! We own a floor covering store and my husband does the installation so I know how tiring it can be. Good going on no fights! I thought my husband and I would kill each other one time when we wallpapered a tiny bathroom. LOL

Tammy said...

Wow! This floor looks amazing. Putting floors down is so hard on the knees and lower back. It makes you feel so stiff the next day. Been there done that on more occasions than I care to count. It will be so rewarding when it is all cleaned up everything in it's place and you are siting there reveling in yours and your husbands labor. Enjoy! It will be rewarding for so many years to come.

Out on the prairie said...

I almost asked about the tempers yesterday.Looks almost like hickory, a lovely color.I put it in a new home 3 homes ago, and had it more that half the downstairs. They make special mops to clean it.

B Boys Mom said...

Your floor looks great! You two really did a nice job. I can't wait to see it with everything in place.

SunnyToast said...

The floor is amazing..it reminds me of Mom house back home:) Congrats!

DSS said...

Wow! Now, once your sore muscles have recovered, do you think you and Wade could come to my house? I really would like a new kitchen floor :) Oh, and Duke is invited for supervision purposes as well of course!

hahaha...it looks fantastic! Congrats!

Nezzy said...

Oh honey, your more than welcome to come soak in my Jacuzzi tub!

The floor looks great sweetie!!! What a great job you two did...and without an argument...what a team!

God bless ya and have a terrific New Year!!! :o)

Ann said...

beaded tail lol that is just too funny. I was surprised that we didn't have at least one

Helen this has been a long time coming. My house was in desperate need of a facelift

Sandee After so many years of shampooing carpets and seeing the nasty water that comes out of it I finally said enough

Ann I know I will. I'm just glad this is finally getting done

Grace, so far i know I'm loving it.

livintheblues lol I know, projects with my ex usually produced 4 letter words

kloggers it's laid on top of plywood sub flooring. I wonder if I could get Wade to do the tango...lol

Anny with the laminate it's not all that difficult to do. no nailing or gluing they pieces just lock together

Sandra LOL, it is quite and accomplishment isn't it. I'll have to keep a close eye on Duke...lol

Jean and it sure needed a lift too

Duni we've done other things that haven't ended up so well so this was surprising

Yuenie oh he was just exhausted...lol

philippa yes it sure is.

fishhawk where would we be without Duke

Jen you're telling me...lol absolutely need to have it documented. I don't know if the muscles can take doing another project like this

marg I think a day at work is much easier than doing this

audrey this was the beginning of the end of carpeting in my house. I've had enough of it

catherine thanks, I'm very pleased with them

russ I can't wait till I have the energy to get it all cleaned up

vanilla seven I can't wait either...lol

sandra it's a good thing that there's a big payoff for all the hard work.

bossy betty yes they will be. and i'm sure I'll forget about them sooner or later.

karen oh my I can't imagine doing this for a living. I don't think I would make it...lol

tammy especially when the knees aren't as young as they used to be...lol

out on the prairie I picked this one out online and the picture they showed looked much lighter but when wade brought it home I liked it even better.

b boys mom thanks, I'm hoping by this weekend

sunny toast thanks, I'm loving it

dss lol, well he did say I'm a floor laying professional now so maybe we could

nezzy oh that sounds like heaven :)

gayle said...

Your floor is beautiful! I know what a big job that was.......my husband and his brother did our family room, dining room and kitchen!

Ann said...

Gayle, thanks, too bad my husband didn't have his brother help him then I wouldn't be hurting...lol

Connie Girl said...

That looks like it's going to be beautiful! Can't wait to see the after pictures!
These days, anytime I get on the floor I might as well stay there for a while cause it is getting harder and harder to get back up! Ouch!

allotments4you said...

As always I am playing catch up again Ann...the floor is looking amazing and I think you and Wade did very well to get through it without arguing....well done!!

Ann said...

connie girl I know exactly what you mean. I'm sure not getting any younger...lol

allotments4you I've been having a heck of a time keeping up myself. I'm doing ok here but getting behind in everything else

Country Mouse Studio said...

you will love that floor, it makes cleaning so easy.

Ann said...

country mouse studio. I'm loving it already

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