Part of the main floor is hardwood but the rest is tile. The tile, as we came to find out, wasn’t put in properly and is beginning to pop up. A repair would only result in more repairs so we realized it would have to be all removed.
Remember that to remove floors, you have to remove what’s on them! Everything we own in the guest bathroom, family room, kitchen, nook and hallways have been moved to other parts of the house. I thought that was the bad part. The bad part is that now everything left has been covered in plastic (to protect from the dust) so you can’t find anything you need. But I thought that was the next bad part!
After the tile is removed, they have to grind the floor down. Dust?? Oh yes! That’s the really bad part.
We also thought we would get this whole project done quickly but the wood they sent was wrong. Now we have to wait for the new wood, let it acclimate to the house and then it has to be sanded (more dust) and stained.
Sounds like a first-world problem, I know. But I’m sharing it because no matter how organized we are, “things” happen in our homes and lives. Just think of those people in West, Texas who were just sitting in their homes and the next minute their homes were gone. Or those who have had a tornado or flood change their life.
What has helped me prepare for this change is that my house was somewhat organized so my husband and I could move everything without too much trouble. So the best tip I can give you with this blog is:
- Do all you can to keep your house as organized as you can including your laundry, closets, kitchen and pantry.
- Keep up with your bills and important papers in case an emergency occurs.
- Have a list on your phone or in a safe place of your doctors, insurance agent, banker, as well as a list of prescription medicines you take.
- Take pictures of all your rooms and valuables. These will help you with any insurance claims you may have to make.
Manna from Heaven
“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gather its food at harvest.”
But the really, really bad part? Having to clean everything and put it back. Anyone want to help?!