It was a strange day because we had the flooring guys in the house. It's much easier having them there on work days, where we have a place we need to be. But we're at the point where it will feel good to make progress, so we said yes to having them work through the week-end.
We had to stay outside of the house most of the day because the guys were sanding the floors--I can't believe how noisy that is. We moved our chairs to the back parking area outside the cottage, about as far away from the house as it's possible to be--we could still hear the sanders, but it wasn't quite as loud.
It was more pleasant than I thought it might be. There was still some shade, and we faced a variety of vegetation--along with some butterflies! We spent a lot of time talking about the possible approaches to the house. We're really liking the uncluttered feel of the rooms as they get sanded. We're thinking of getting rid of a lot of the heavier furniture.
We may get rid of all of it. We've inherited a lot of furniture from a lot of places and settings. We no longer have room for most of it.
Today, the floor team comes again. There's more sanding, I think--I think that, because they left their sanders here. And then more staining. And then, the polyurethane. They think they may be done by tomorrow. Amazing.
And now, we must move on to the next project: the kitchen. Time to make some cabinet decisions. We may go to Lowe's after church. Our contractor's cabinet guy doesn't have what we want.
It is hard to believe that this work of hurricane recovery will ever be done--but slowly and surely, we are making progress.