Monday, August 16, 2010

Home Sweet Sauna

What a weekend. It's making me tired just thinking about it. 

Saturday started off with two trips to the dump with enormous loads of clean green waste. It was hot and the hill up to our house is so very, very steep. I also started to clean out the garden shed since we need to put up some interior walls. Later it was off to Ikea (my favorite place!) to ogle farm sinks and cabinets. 

On Sunday, for a lark, Chris decided to see what was under our lovely kitchen laminate flooring. You know, this lovely flooring:

 Answer: wood subfloor, then more laminate, then a black felt, and then, maybe, just possibly WOOD FLOORING. We're not sure yet. Hard to tell about the wood flooring. It doesn't look like it matches the oak in the rest of the I'm not going to get my hopes up. 

But I'm still excited by the possibility. My parents have wood floors in their kitchen and we were getting ready to do the same for our small remodel. So not having to put it in would be awesome. We shall see. 
 We also moved the refrigerator, pulled out the stove, and peeked under the dishwasher (not for the faint of heart. Or the spider-phobic). Why we picked Sunday, the hottest day of the entire summer, to do all these tasks is beyond me.  

 Here the under layer of laminate is visible: a sort of swirled grey with red and purple streaks. 

 Have I also told you about the areas above our cabinets that are boxed in? 
They aren't any more. 

Hot, dirty work. Desperately need air conditioning. 
 There was no help from this quarter, not surprisingly.