So Saturday I went to the house with the intentions of completing my deck from the photos I’m going to show you what I want to do and again for the second day in a row going up there my deck didn’t get any work because I wanted to help Matt get the inside completely torn out and everything down to the bone so we can start rebuilding so he looked like he was really struggling in the kitchen to remove the four floors it was hot it was hard so I went outside and I filled up the 2 1/2 ton dump truck every other word I heard him say mother F mother F her mother I’ll kill that motherf-er . 😳😂💁🏻 So I Trekked myself upstairs to begin this horrible task of helping him.
When I first looked at the Home one of the reasons I thought I would buy it was because I was kind of OK with the tile that was in the dining room the kitchen and all the way down the hall and after I bought it and went back there three more times I started to look at this flooring and thinking how much I really hated it I hated the grout color hsted the tile it was dated and it looked to me like in certain areas the floor was unlevel or sinking because of how many floors were layered on top of those areas. So I’m talking to Matt one day he said you know I hate to really be the bearer of bad news but I think all that flooring needs ripped out. I was so relieved because I thought I was gonna have to tell him first so we started well actually him and his nephew Ian started tearing the tile out when I had Kellan for the weekend. That tile is very heavy when you break it off and crack it up you can’t put very much in those contractor bags at all because you can’t lift it in if you put too much you tear the bags and you’re picking up thousands of pieces one by one. So on Saturday he and I were working together in the kitchen and at one point I stopped and said I’m not even kidding you I think I might have to go to the hospital I think I might be having a heart attack. He continued to tear this flooring out piece by piece there were a million screws in the floor we were cussing out the prior owner over and over again and we didn’t even know him and at about 3:30 PM I looked at him and I thought you know I can’t take this anymore he is going to quit first I’m going to have to quit first so I said Matt you know we just have to clean up and quit my shoulder is burning I’m tired I can barely walk my feet hurt he stood up and looked at me and said oh I’m so glad you said that I’m exhausted too. I looked at the cleanup and I thought dear Lord I don’t even want to do that either! We pulled energt to gather scraps, swept everything up, bagged everything up, and threw everything outside to go into the dump truck before Lowellville picked it back up Monday morning. I locked up the house we went downstairs and I realized now we have to load all the stuff into the dump truck and sweep up the whole drive … i’m not kidding you guys I looked it Matt and I said you know I can’t even pick this stuff up and I don’t even think I have the energy in my arms to broom the driveway out. He is such a gentleman he said don’t worry about it I got it all he cleaned everything up I sat there and caught my damn breath .
So I decided that I was spending too much money on running to a little Ross market down the block and getting cold water because it’s like one of those places where it’s like $1.99 for a water and it’s a brand you never even heard of and Ross Market literally is the only store you can go in and buy breakfast lunch or dinner or rake shovel screwdriver or a small refrigerator. Yes people I said small refrigerator. As I was entering the store to buy my expensive drinks I saw a small refrigerator sitting outside they have all kinds of used stuff outside for sale there and it said $20 on it. It had that brown wood looking cover like it was from you know the 1970s but hey you can’t be choosy when you’re in the middle of nowhere. So I asked the girl the owner of the little store do you know if that keeps things cold I don’t want to lug it in my jeep drag at four blocks away and then find out it doesn’t keep the water cold and she’s like oh no it keeps it kept our stuff really cool the company just brought us a new fridge. Dummy me I never thought to ask her what she kept in that fridge before the husband loaded it in my Jeep. I mean it was this small looking refrigerator what else could you keep it at besides water a pop .It was so hot out that day so I bought a case of water so I could stock it up when I got back into the garage there and so is he’s trying to fit it into my back of my seat it wouldn’t fit so we cleared the truck out and we put it in the back he slammed the trunk shut and he did that little dusting of his hands free slap your hands back-and-forth like you finish a task you know and I said do you think that little fridge is going to keep my things cold he said oh hell yeah kept his worms so cold. He goes in a fact it froze the worms in the damn thing kept it so cold. 😳 I already paid for it, it was loaded in my jeep, I bought a case of water, it was only $20, how bad could it be? Let me just tell you this, this is probably all in my head I’m sure, but every time I open that damn thing up to get a cold bottle of water I can smell fishing worms Matt said he thinks I’ve gone crazy but I know what fishing worms smell like my dad was a fisherman. Good Lord 😐
Going to post up some photos of the deck before and after that I want to do I’m really trying to get to the deck but every time I get there I tend to start helping other things and I’ll post up some pictures of what we did with the flooring which is pretty amazing. And the flooring pictures you might not be able to notice what we were able to see when we finished most of it over there but prior to doing that there was over an inch height difference from the living room floor up to that kitchen so what we did was tear everything out now the entire first floor is 100 percent completely level floor with every room so all the laminate will look really cool being level with no divider strips. I’m going to post up some photos of the deck before and after that I want to do I’m really trying to get to the deck but every time I get there I tend to start helping other things and I’ll post up some pictures of what we did with the flooring which is pretty amazing. And the flooring pictures you might not be able to notice what we were able to see when we finished most of it over there but prior to doing that there was over an inch height difference from the living room floor up to that kitchen so what we did was tear everything out now the entire first floor is 100 completely level floor with every room so all the laminate will look really cool being level with no divider floor breakers .
That deck is the color of deck restore I bought and my deck won’t be quite this nice but it’ll be close!!