For those of you enjoying the before and after house pics - I've got a few more for you. The Burches were so kind to spend a beautiful sunny day ripping out the rest of our nasty upstairs carpets. I believe that is dust in the picture. I know it's hard to see, but there is in fact linoleum on that floor. It is loosely adhered to the wooden floor. Perhaps a desperate call for style in the 50s or a layer of insulation. We will never know.
Chuck even mastered a method for getting the long staples out. Brian says he "burched it up."
Now we have to decide on carpet. I know, you're wondering why are we covering the wood back up. Believe me when I say this wood is not flawless. It will be far less expensive (and warmer) to carpet the upstairs. We'll concentrate on the wood in the livingroom and diningroom later.
I like the tan color, Brian likes off white. Hmmm. What's your vote?
I had an inspiring conversation with a patient of mine today. She's refinishing her own floors after finding out it was $600 to just sand one room. Yech! When it's $45 to rent a sander, I think I know which direction we're going to head.
Beyond that - to be true to my blog, I am still knitting. I finished the socks, and am now determined to finish the "Tempting" sweater.
We'll soon find out exactly how tempting a knitted sweater can be. The yarn is especially soft - Knit Picks Shine.