Teh Squeaky Wheel
BW was on vacation for the last week or so.
One thing I managed to get her to do was go through her closet & get rid of a bunch of work related papers & knickknacks. We accomplished quite a bit, but there is more to go through later.
We are closet -cleaning because we are getting new floors.
BW wanted carpet, I wanted wood. She researched carpet for weeks & weeks until she could talk carpet Siamese with the best of them. I didn’t care what we got ’cause it was carpet. We went to Home Depot, Lowe’s, and a local floor center. Finally, we drove to the place near Teh Mother’s house. She did her floors a few months ago , & highly recommended this guy. In fact, she even called him to see if he would come to our town!
So we went through all the carpet he had & decided on one. The guy was aware of my lack of interest in carpet over wood. So just as we were about to sit down with him, he said “Let me show you something…”
It was some beautiful hickory wood flooring. We took the sample home to see how it would look against our wood paneled living room. (That’s another long story, I have wanted to paint over it for a long time!) So as far as dust, cat hair & smoke, it is obvious to me that wood floors are the way to go. BW had the old mindset that carpet is a step up from wood. He told her that he was putting that hickory in his house. And that even though he is a carpet, stone & wood store, he has only laid carpet six times in the last 2 years. Everyone wants wood & stone.
Anyway, BW finally decided that wood is the way to go & we ordered the floor last Thursday. Supposed to take a week oe ten days to get here & then we will schedule it. I can’t wait.
I am leaving out the long story of us measuring the rooms & closets using a five foot tape measure and math. My crude floorplan drawing wasn’t too bad, just to give him an estimate before he measured it for real. He said it will take 3 days to complete.
When this house was built in 1971, the vinyl floor was ” glued” to the floor with asbestos & so we have to take the cat & vacate for a day & night while they deal with it. I told him that the tile guys that did the tile areas didn’t do that & he said, “Then they are probably looking at an early death.”
So I have spent the last couple of days filling my side of the garage with everything from the closet floors & small tables, furniture, books etc. My achin’ back!
I took a half pickup load of stuff to Goodwill yesterday. I don’t know how we get so much stuff, ’cause I regularly donate to Goodwill. But after this is over, we are going to purge again (especially books).
So that is what I’ve been doing.
I keep up Teh wheel, but I am so disgusted with what is going on these days that I can hardly keep a civil tongue in my head, much less comment on it.
LOL look at the time stamp, I really am a s-l-o-w typist!
Well, at least I corrected the typos.
See ya later,
Have a Jigglin’Jerrie Day!
Congratters on your closet-cleaning and impending new wood floors; I think that’s a better way for you two to go than more carpeting.
If the vinyl flooring was installed with and adhesive mastic which contains asbestos, be aware that’s not the sort of dire health hazard it is often made out to be…even indoors. (Because the asbestos is “encapsulated” in another substance, which means that there’s not going to be much in the way of fine asbestos dust floating through the air which might be inhaled.)
People -- and teh gummint -- tend to overreact to the potential hazards of asbestos in that type of situation (presuming it is as I postulated above.)
As insane as the citizenry and various government entities on SoCal are on this issue, nearly every sort of roofing mastic available in the state of CA still contains asbestos…because it remains a useful deterrent to fires.
And now you know… 😉
Read this morning that my old House rep in OH still hasn’t made a decision re Syria…despite a special briefing given to the Congressional Black Caucus.
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
And especially good morning to RabBiT! I love your stories! You know you don’t have to be civil around us, especially after we’ve jiggled Jerry’s balls a few times. Wait. That didn’t sound right.
Anyway, off to mold young minds, because what we really need in this country is a bunch of young, moldy minds!
Another pointed thread pic and caption…har!
(To play upon Lord Acton’s words, does “infinite power” lead to “infinite corruption”? Based upon the current administration, reductio ad absurdum would not seem to apply in this instance.)
G’morning, Paddy…and happy molding!
Wait. That didn’t sound right.
Yes it did.
Umm, Who is Fatwa Arbuckle?
All is well in my world as Im home early enough to catch Obama’s big speech. What will I likely hear? Syria capitulated for now because of the overwhelming force of Obama’s very own ego. That children were killed. By gas. That 98% of the countries in the world support the ban on chemical weapons. That the world itself, Gaia with a crayon, drew that red line. That children were killed. By gas. That the Nazis used gas. That Syria is not to be trusted. That Republicans must stop obstructing his agenda just because he’s black. That children were killed. With gas. That America’s credibility is on the line--the red line. That if he had a son, why he’d look just like that dead kid--the one killed by gas.
Going to cook up a batch of popcorn.
I’ve made a number of children sick with gas but never killed one — even though they deserved it.
Well that was the usual Obama dud. Jerry’s farts are more powerful than an Obama speech.