Sunday, March 9, 2008

sanding floors

today, my sister heidi and bro-in-law rod and nephew-most-awesome mason drove up (at 5am no less) from PA and spent the day helping us sand floors and expose a brick wall. wow, did they get a lot of work done! we sanded three floors and cleaned plaster from a brick wall, and i think they still made it back to PA by 8pm. plus, my dad picked up our spiral stairs for us in Philly, and they brought them up on their truck. big day for us today. big day. thanks family!

check out the fireplace in the first pic. melissa has put a bunch of elbow grease mixed with baking soda and eye of newt into bringing back some of its luster. many poultices were applied, and the cement/plaster middle is going to get a fresh coat of paint. it won't look perfect, but it will look a lot better than it did, thanks to melissa. plus, if it looked perfect, i'm not sure it would fit in this house...

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