Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

February 25, 2009

The final disruption; NOW WITH PICTURES

Filed under: This and that... — by lindyborer @ 8:47 am
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And no, I’m not being political today.  The disruption being, of course, phase III that is currently in progress of our kitchen remodel.  Phase III involves sanding and refinishing the oak flooring, hidden under a layer of linoleum and several layers of black goo.  Amazingly, the first pass of (I think it was 10-grit) sandpaper did the trick.  I must confess, even given my flooring background, I was nervous this time.  The floor was black.  But never underestimate the power of a sanding machine equipped with the coarsest sandpaper on the market, baby. 

I’m thankful that the end of this project is near, especially since no amount of plastic and precaution can stop some of the sanding dust from infiltrating the house at large.  If it has a surface, it’s covered.  For a person who loves cleanliness and order, waking up to find the coffee pot covered with dust and having to make my way around the washing machine that is located in the center of the living room was somewhat of a trial.  I will endeavor to overcome.  It is, after all Ash Wednesday.  Perhaps this will present an opportunity for reflection as we begin Lent.

UPDATE:  I’m posting pictures of the amazing transformation our floors underwent the past two days.  We’re still not out of the woods;  David and I have to put on a coat of seal this afternoon, then it has to be screened, cleaned and applied with two coats of finish.  (Satin, in case you were curious.) 


sanded, filled, sanded

sanded, filled, sanded

In the bottom picture, you can spy David beginning to apply the stain.  I will post the final result on Saturday. 
For my sanity and your safety, please refrain from saying you don’t like the floors.  I will thrash you, Ivan Drago-style.  Seriously.  Perhaps it will just be a strong, verbal whipping. 


  1. They look great! Will look even better with the perfect stain you’ve chosen.

    Comment by Fr. Dan Andrews — February 26, 2009 @ 11:37 am |Reply

  2. Hmm…I think you’re probably playing it safe, but thanks.

    One thing leads to another, of course, and I have deduced that the red portion of the wall in our utility room will have to be changed because–now stay with me here—it’s got a cool undertone to it, whereas the floors, with the stain, have a warm one. And mom and I concluded that they might clash. This might be something only a female could understand and detect, but alas, we’re repainting the walls in there.

    And Larry, before you say it, I just might end up having to give up “red” for Lent after all, as you suggested.

    Comment by lindyborer — February 26, 2009 @ 11:45 am |Reply

  3. Cool goes with warm eg. apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Think about it.

    Comment by Fr. Dan Andrews — February 26, 2009 @ 6:05 pm |Reply

  4. Lookin’ good! Man, I miss floorwork.

    Comment by Jon — February 26, 2009 @ 11:50 pm |Reply

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