~PILED UP and OVERFLOWING~
This is a picture of my breakfast room on Wednesday morning. Honestly trying to keep it real here! After moving tons of stuff outside (thank you, God, for glorious 70+ degree weather) a crew of three men began our wood floor installation! After living in our La Chaumière de Briarwood for nearly twenty years my Mr. AGPMan and I can't believe the changes we once only dreamed of are finally taking place.
So much prep-work was needed to get to today!
Pipes have been moved and new concrete poured...
~WHERE O' WHERE HAS MY CARPET GONE?~
Our little yorkie dog, Mollie the Molinator, has been totally confused during the process. She hasn't known just where to lay her little head... I found her sitting on the fireplace hearth just staring at me...messy hair and all!
~THE SWINGING OF THE HAMMER~
With the morning sun streaming through the windows the work finally began... The workers started in our formal dining room, made their way through the newly opened up wall and into our family room...
~LET THE FUN BEGIN~
They worked for long hours when the lead-guy, Ben, decided the entry floor needed to be smoothed out with leveling compound... Ben is the owner of the business and a master at his craft!
As the Thin-Set cured they continued to work finishing up the den area...
~VIEW FROM THE BREAKFAST ROOM~
I asked about the blue tape and was told this keeps the wood from separating while the glue-adhesive dries. Despite the footprints and noticeable traffic dust...we are LOVING WHAT WE SEE!
Before leaving for the day Ben The Installer applied felt pads to all the furniture for us, being especially mindful of the legs of the chairs and tables. He will be back in the morning with his workers to finish the breakfast room, entryway and my hubby's office...
~VIEW OF THE FORMAL DINING~
I snapped this picture while going upstairs for the evening! Because the weather has been so beautiful we left more than half our furniture outside covered up with tarps. I'm so thankful the skies are clear and no rain is in the forecast.
I'm quite sure after Thursday I'll be spending my time getting things back to normal around here. Not a thing was left in place and even the china cabinets were emptied out (just in case!)... Once the flooring is done we'll be able to fully concentrate on the kitchen remodel. No doubt it will be done...someday!
Hard work, sacrifice and commitment has brought my husband and I to this day and we both feel totally blessed and over-the-moon excited! (This change has been a long-time-comin'!)
More pictures tomorrow...
Love to you