We have been totally consumed in repairing My Boy's old room (His new room is at college) all in an effort to make it habitable for my mum. She will be visiting us for several weeks. Woohoo!
My Mann would do his strenuous day job then come home and do more work. Poor guy he didn't have any time to relax.
Instead he came home from work to work 3-4 hours more each night. He hefted furniture from the upstairs room downstairs to the living room which became the holding tank. He then hefted lots of heavy boxes downstairs which My Boy had loaded up with stuffsa he wasn't taking to school then hid in his closet behind closed doors.
Once the closet was emptied My Mann didn't stop. He began ripping out the the closet shelving.
He then ripped out the old heating register and venting to put in a larger one in hopes of heating the room better.
While still in the ripping mode of operandi out went the old and beautifully stained carpet from the closet and bedroom.
Next, now going the other direction - Up - he lugged bundles and squares of wood.
Also going up was an air compressor, shop vacuum, two floor sanders and the lightest item - an automatic nailer (to be connected to the aforementioned compressor). That was all the easy part. After the ripping, hefting and lifting of said materials came the measuring, cutting, and nailing, seasoned generously, with panting, moaning and stretching of sore muscles and back.
Now that I think about it I think I was working more like a dog. I would watch and give encouragement with a wet kiss more than physically work during the hefting and floor installation.
- One week of traipsing to and from paint stores with two containers of paint samples at a time.
- Painting each sample color on two walls.
- Waiting for the paint to dry and inspecting the results in different lights.
- Restless night sleeps because I couldn't find or settle on a color I liked.
This is the point that I started to physically do things in the room like fill dart holes, wash walls of soda spray and finger prints while My Mann repaired a hole knocked in the wall by the door handle.
Once the painting was completed then came the sanding and finishing of the wood.