Mystery House



The Floor Saga, Part One

This is what we uncovered in the Mystery House on Saturday:

Much as I wish I could report we’ve found a long lost Jackson Pollock worth seven figures, alas, it’s only the naked floorboards, with all the drips and spills left by the builders way back when.

Yes, this weekend’s project was ripping out the old living room carpet and starting to put in new flooring.  This means that all the furniture, doodads and plants which were perfectly happy where they were are now piled on top of each other in three other rooms–one of which is next up for carpet removal, so everything will have to be moved again. Casa Misteria has become, to the sole delight of the dog, an obstacle course of junk, building materials, crumbs of heaven-knows-what from underneath the old carpet, and sawdust.

I’m thrilled to see that damned carpet sitting outside waiting for the trash collectors.  It was cheap stuff the previous owners slapped in right before they sold the house, and it was way past its prime.  We ignored it as long as we could.  But a month of this mess?  I’m anticipating crankiness.  Shoot, I already have a start on it.

Fortunately, there will be prizes.  Being complicated sorts who simultaneously love taking on big projects and also revel in feeling sorry for ourselves because big projects are hard work, we took Sunday off to give our sore muscles a break, have coffee in a coffeeshop like civilized people, and acquire consolation loot.  The Master Engineer bought himself some highly specialized miniature paint applicators and a model magazine, and I got this:

Hmmm.  Perhaps this project won’t be so bad.

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  1. * Amy says:

    Ooooo…that yarn is serious consolation. What’s the brand? Are you bringing it tomorrow??

    Posted 10 years, 6 months ago
  2. * Amy says:

    Ooooo…that yarn is serious consolation. What’s the brand? Are you bringing it tomorrow??

    Posted 10 years, 6 months ago


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