Monday, April 19, 2010

Floor Gets a Facelift

Sadly, I haven't picked up my shuttles to tat in several days. Without my daily dose of tatting zen I have felt remarkably out of sorts. Sometimes other projects must take precedence, like when the installation crew arrives to put down a brand new hardwood floor!

This was my kitchen with the crappy, old linoleum floor.

And here are the workmen laying the Gunstock Oak over top of the reinforced subfloor.

I L-O-V-E this new floor. It makes my kitchen look bigger and sound quieter. The squeeks are gone (well, except for one stubborn, tiny one). Now Big Daddy jokes that he can sneak down to the fridge for a midnight beer without me knowing. *grins*

See Ciarrán skating across the new floor?

He's such a fun-lovin' lep. You should see it when he challenges The Sprout to sliding contests. They really do have a ball together.

On Wednesday the new clothes washer and dryer arrive. Saints (or Goddess or name your favorite deity) be praised! I have been drying clothes on a clothes line (strung through my ground floor TV room, no less) since October, 2009.

It's not that we couldn't afford a new dryer before now. We wanted to cash in on the government's Cash for Appliances program. To qualify for rebates we had to wait until the project officially started. (April 28, 2010)

The itemized list of incentives for qualifying appliances was announced a week or so ago. The pittance our state had alloted for washing machines wasn't worth the trouble of waiting. If only we lived in one of the states that offered bigger rebate incentives! Live and learn.

A new dishwasher will be arriving in 14 days. The old one was yanked out to put in the new floor so I am washing and drying all the dishes by hand until the new one is installed.

*giggles* Do you think dish-pan hands affect my tatting?


Tatskool said...

Silly Hat Central is looking magnificent, no wonder Ciarrán likes the floor so much.
With all your new appliances you are going to have SO much free time, you wont know what to do with yourself!!

IsDihara said...

Thanks, Tatskool! with any luck the additional free time will become my new window of tatting time, now that naps are going the way of the Do Do bird.

sewmuchfun4 said...

The floor looks GREAT! The sliding lep cracked me up!

I so wish I could reroute your delivery men to MY house! LOL As far as dishpan hands... sorry to say they affected MY tatting when our dishwasher was out of commission. My hands kept snagging on the thread - very annoying! Lotion, lotion, lotion!

:) Ann

tattrldy said...

The new floor looks great! I'd love a new floor but we have to fix the crack in the cement first... I wish I had a dishwasher. All mine moved out a few years ago and now I get to do them all by myself. We've talked of getting a nice modern one but don't really have a place to put it *sigh*