Thursday, July 06, 2006

My weekend project

Well, as promised, here's some proof that I stayed busy over the past weekend. First, here's how I spent a very very long day Saturday - making an absolute mess of our entry, yanking out the old tile:



Once the area was prepped, I was able to come in and lay our new tile like so:



Then I got to use my new (used) power tool - a wet saw - to cut some pieces down to size and put those in. The saw made it easy, but I had to learn some technique, too - not quite as easy as it looked. Anyway, I put the cut pieces in place, and on the morning of July 4, I was able to smear in the grout and called the job DONE. Here's what the final product looks like:





Not bad for a rookie, eh? As I already mentioned, I still have lots of work to do on the downstairs tile. Fortunately, I've already ripped out the old stuff, and I'm just about ready to rock that out. Here's what we found under the carpet downstairs:



Lovely, isn't it? I tell you what - my leg muscles will be well tuned by the time I finally finish this thing - I can't tell you how many squats I've done in the past week, and more to come this weekend. This morning is the first time lately that my legs haven't screamed in pain getting out of bed. I guess that's good for me.

posted by Steve at 5:38 AM
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2 Comments:

Anonymous Morgan Owen commented at 3:46 PM~  

Steve,

Now you're a real man! Maybe you could help me with my home project--tearing out carpet and putting in a hardwood floor. :)
MO

Blogger Steve commented at 2:02 PM~  

MO, I've still got another tile job to do at my house. Not sure I'm confident enough to tackle hardwood. Thanks for asking, though . . . really.

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I'm Steve Lewis. This used to be my blogging home. My online home is now at SpiritFarmer.com. When this blog was my active online home, I lived in Seattle. Now I live in London, UK. I follow Jesus (poorly most of the time), worship simply, read a lot, watch culture, go to school, listen to music, write, enjoy art, and drink a lot of coffee.
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