Saturday, March 22, 2014

Weary People

Tonight I think there are some very weary young men who worked all day long to get half our "very large" room done. We did the kitchen area first because they may not be able to get back to finish the rest of the flooring until after the cabinets arrive. The kitchen area is done. I am totally in love with the flooring as I think most that were here felt as well. I have no kitchen sink and no counters but we have some make-shift tables and I'm washing dishes in the bathroom now. We'll use most paper goods for the next 10 days or so.

I'm so very, very grateful for Jess (who came up after work Friday night and spent the night here). He and Jim prepped the floor before they could work on it today. Chad & Kaitlin came, Kevin and his two little kids came with him and Brent & Chelsey and family came. It took a long time to get the first few rows in and then they came up with a system and they worked pretty hard and fast. How grateful we were to see everyone show up and work so hard.

A really ugly room.

 Prepping the floor.
 Almost done with the first half. Chad's back had to be killing him by the time he was done. He is one hard worker! Kaitlin and Chelsey helped take care of McKay and Mia and we (the women) moved that pallet of flooring to the left in the photo over to the finished floor.

 Sitting down to have some pizza for lunch.
 Kevin had to leave about 2:00 p.m. to go do shift work until Midnight. That makes a very long day. He was awesome help!
 Jess had very sweaty knees after he took the knee pads off. They had been on since about 8:00 a.m.
 Brent did the flooring in the pantry. It was hard and slow to get around all the corners but it looks great!
The floor is dusty and will remain so until the whole floor is completed but it's still very beautiful. Tonight, however, I said, "This will never end!"  I'm pretty sure the rest of the Utah kids feel the same way.  Once again, thank you to each and every one of you. This would not be possible without your wisdom, experience and youthfulness.


Jess Clark said...

It's amazing that even with all that time spent, we only got half the room done. Oh well, we'll get 'er done at some point.

marcie said...

The floor is GORGEOUS!!!

Seth and Natalie said...

That floor is super good looking! Slowly but surely it's getting done and will be worth all the work.