Saturday, June 19, 2010
It's mostly been great fun being a grasshopper and learning a whole bunch of new skills, but it has also had it's moments of frustration! I had one of those times of extreme frustration this past week that resulted in a mini meltdown - tears and all.
I had gone to the house early, before Dean, and had my little list of grasshopper jobs.
I have been doing most of the flooring, which has been very satisfying - but now I am at the parts of the floor that are very close to the walls, and this requires different technique. You can no longer use a hammer to pull the strips of flooring in, as there is no clearance between the wood and the wall. So, you can switch to a system of wedges, or as Dean had showed me, use a mini crow bar to gently place a load on the wood and hammer flat on the board to vibrate it into place. You cannot use the air nailer either, so you have to drill a pilot whole and drive finish nails into the tongue.
OK, so I had been having some success with these new techniques, but this particular morning, nothing would move!
I could not get a single piece of flooring to pull into place! Boo-hoo, weep-weep-weep, WAAHHH!
Here's a couple of pics of the flooring we have started in the upstairs hall into the bathroom.
Posted by Cathy at 7:12 AM