Cherry Floor: Phase Three

The drywall is finished, and Ken Purdham’s crew did an amazing job. Big thanks to them! The rooms look like real rooms now with beautiful solid walls.

In other news the cows have found me, and Frankie is finally using his window:

Moo.
Moo.
"Arf!" -Frankie. "Moo." -Cow.
Just the right height

We also picked up my floor tiles for the hallway and kitchen door entry. I’ll tell you all about how great and helpful (and patient) Julia McDonald at Rock and Tile is when I get to the tile installation phase.

I had to lay a few out to see how they're going to look.
I had to lay a few out to see how they're going to look.

But the biggest news of the week is my living room and kitchen floor. My friends Dustin and Laura Fritz and my dad are the most beautiful people in the whole wide tri-state area. We had a goal of getting all the flooring down in the living/dining room and kitchen. They worked like maniacs all weekend, and we met the goal! And they did it all for a coupla pulled pork sandwiches. I’m still in shock that it’s done, especially since Dad is the only pro of the group. Granted, Dustin and Laura renovated an 1800’s Fire House into an actual house, so they have a bit of experience with working on projects similar to this. But I still consider it a pretty great accomplishment. Thanks three thousand billions guys!!

Dad picking out a board, and Dustin nailing one down.
Dad picking out a board, and Dustin nailing one down.
Fritz Dream Team
The Fritz Dream Team
Laura getting the seams mega-tight
Laura getting the seams mega-tight
the finished living toom
the finished living room
kitchen
kitchen
View from above. Gotta love the variation in the Fruit Hill cherry!
View from above. Gotta love the variation in the Fruit Hill cherry! I couldn't be happier.

And I also want to give a special thanks to Dad for cutting and collecting all of these trees for me.  There wouldn’t even be a floor if he hadn’t found the trees.

2 thoughts on “Cherry Floor: Phase Three”

  1. Anna, You’ll never know how wonderful it is to sit here in confinement in the “old ladies home,” and yet be able to feel like I’m back in Shepherdstown and visiting Fruit Hill.
    When the puffballs pop up this fall, I hope you will enjoy eating them in your wonderful home.
    Love, Marge

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