We just rolled into town . The G's had cleared out this sun room pretty well, but you may notice the water damage and the dirt and the gross that we needed to clean up. Please notice the flooring. That had to come up too.
The living room. This carpet is about a million years old. It's all loosey-goosey too. As far as I can remember, the carpet has always had the wrinkle in it. Mostly it is disgusting. We went crazy ripping that stuff up. We were so focused on getting it out of the house that we took zero pictures of the great carpet removal.
The living room after we ripped up the carpet and then moved all the furniture into it.
So, mostly, Paul removed all the linoleum flooring, and it ended up like this:
The floor was super sticky and my shoes are still filthy. I'm not sure what to do with them now. I may throw them away.
Basically, it was a ton of work to get done in 3.5 days. But we did it. It was hot and sweaty and noisy. I spent most of my time in closets, ripping up carpet, and doing general demolition to prepare for the new floors and base boards. Whoever put the baseboards in the closets originally was very concerned that they didn't fall down. I pulled out about 5 nails where one would do. They also thought it would be a good idea to use 2 inch nails. Really, guys? Closets don't allow for much leverage, which the original builders found out, because about half of those unnecessary nails were bent all funny and twisted and otherwise tormented, which would probably explain the excess of nails.
The above is a picture of the kitchen, with Mary working in the background.
Below we find Mary's mom painting. (She has some sort of fancy positive/negative patch on her arm that she got at physical therapy.)
Paul and Tom laying some floor.
Aunt Joyce and I painting.
Paul working with a saw and fractions. He and the other "floor guys" were always muttering fractions under their breath. They thought it was cool.
Cleaning up some of the sticky.
And Marissa and Audrey swimming and maxin' and relaxin' at the pool.
I hope you notice the irony.