Saturday, March 20, 2010

Oh goodness...

So as you all known we are laying laminate flooring (and tile soon). Last night the stairnose things came, so we can start the living room (he couldn't start until he saw how wide they were). Last night we ripped the carpet off the stairs, and my job is to take out the 200 million staples that were holding the carpet pad to the stairs. (And the ones that weren't holding anything, but were probably from the older carpet pad- apparently our disgusting living room carpet was actually a replacement from the builder grade carpet in the bedrooms. It wasn't quite as ugly, but was more worn.)

Anyhow- Kevin tells me not to worry too much about the staples anymore, because the stairs are cupping (falling in in the middle) and he's going to have to do some work on them before he can lay the floor, so getting the staples out is no longer a concern.


Then he tells me. "If you go downstairs, watch the first step."


I go to look at the first step. Um- there is nothing to watch. He took the step off. He's planning on completely rebuilding the staircase.



(Taken from the top of the staircase. Like the white walls? No more orange.

4 comments:

IASoupMama said...

Yikes! Sounds like he's been taking lessons from Scott... I'm sure they will be gorgeous... eventually...

SuzyQ01 said...

In our years of home remodeling experience, I have found that there are NO simple projects - there seems to be a domino effect of problems which springs forth additional projects in order to finish the original. Good luck...and don't forget to watch that first step!

Linda said...

Oh my!!

The Asker said...

this cracks me up!