Our start on the Washington House rehab with our fried Jennifer managing the project was slowed down at first, when Contractor David discovered the glue used on the flooring that we wanted to get rid of looked suspiciously like something we didn’t want to breathe. So, we waited until high quality ventilators arrived. Thinking back on it, we should have had those when we were removing the ceiling on the Hermit Haus, but, well, you live and learn.
I really appreciate David and Kim’s concern about safety and health. While we try not to tell contractors what to do, there have been times we’ve really wished we’d seen gloves, safety glasses, masks, or ventilators on projects over the years. I’d take a delay any day over someone getting hurt or sick!
The scraping did end last week (thanks to the scraping team!), and then they spent quite a bit of time putting new base floor paint down over the concrete slab. This paints has many good feaatures.
First, it’s smoothing out the floor, so that when we put in new top flooring, it will look its best and (bonus) stay put. Second, it has something that kills mold and mildew and any of those kinds of things that might still be lurking down there.
One little delay was caused by the difficulty the team had in painting the bathrooms. The toilets were not cooperating and would not come up off the floor. But, HA, they showed THEM, and they are finally outside (nice lawn art), ready to be replaced with shiny new ones. Ah, just one of the services we provide.
Pause for a moment, and enjoy Mandi’s tour of the Washington house, where she shows you the floors and the other repairs our team still needs to make.
Do YOU think she sounds “country”? I think she sounds Texan.
I’ll be interested to find out what’s next on Jennifer’s agenda for working on the Washington house. There is a cat-shaped hole that needs to be filled, that’s for sure.