Second Time Better Be A Charm...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 know those wood floors we spent pretty much all of Christmas break installing? Yeah, they decided to start coming up in the kitchen and laundry room. After several failed attempts to inject Liquid Nails into the seams of the boards, Bryan decided to try and pull them up and start from scratch. Luckily, they all came up as easily as if they were never glued down. Yes, that's right, as if they were never glued down. I know I should be happy about this, and I am, but I would be a LOT happier if the glue had worked the first time around and we didn't have to spend our Tuesday night without a usable kitchen or dryer (the laundry's piling up!).

In all fairness, I think that this whole situation was totally our fault. When Bryan originally did the floors, we decided to make a quick trip to Wal-Mart and buy off-brand wood glue after running out of the original glue late one night. We were so tired of having our house torn up that we just wanted to get it done (!), and we thought Wal-Mart's brand would be good enough....we were SO wrong. As it turns out, that particular wood glue was HORRIBLE. I'm pretty sure we re-did every single board that was originally glued down with it.

BUT we are finished (just waiting for it to dry), and now we know to be patient and to get quality supplies when doing projects like this.

And so, with all the floor drama behind us (knock on wood--pun intended!), I will leave you with a picture of the cutest dog on the planet:

Aw, I know...he's adorable. And yes, that white spot on his ear is caulk. As in the caulk that we used for the fireplace....that's what you get when you're parents like to redo their house themselves :).

I also think he wants to be a human. He's getting really good at walking on his hind legs. I can taunt him with a dog biscuit and he can stand for seriously like 10 seconds...I think it's impressive.

Excuse the blurriness, it's hard to taunt your dog and take a picture at the same time.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. oh my gosh louie looks like a person in that last pic! hahahahaha.


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