Early the next day (after the kitchen had been ripped out), the floor sanders turned up to do their magic.
I'm so glad we got the professionals in and didn't do it ourselves. I'm not exactly sure if our marriage would have lasted if we did it ourselves!!
I know that Neil (the floor man) was pretty excited when he saw our floor. In old houses like ours you're pretty well guaranteed it's going to be hardwood floors but he said he's seen them with one whole section dark and a whole section in light wood without them being mixed up.
When you rip up the floors it's pretty well pot luck with how yours was originally made. We seem to have hit the jackpot with about 4 or 5 different kinds of wood and all mixed nicely in together.
Once the new kitchen is in then the sanders will be back in to finish the job. They still have to rough sand the lounge room and the front entry way and then they'll fine sand the whole lot and then coat it in the varnish/polish or whatever they call it.
That will take 3 days for them to do that as it needs a day to dry between each coat and it needs 3 coats. That means we need to be out of the house for a few days so we haven't decided if we'll set the camper trailer up over the back fence in the neighbours yard or if we'll stay at my parents place for a few days.
So until the kitchen's in and the floors are done we're making do and living in other parts of the house.
Our kitchen and lounge room are all currently in the lounge room area. The dining table, fridge and freezer as well as the microwave are all set up down one end.
The tv is squished into the corner and bean bags are the only comfortable seats in the house right now.
Then to top of that 'sort of camping' feel, I'm having to wash up in a container on the dining table.
I'm also finding that all these renovations are not really that much of an inconvenience. I thought I'd be stressed by it all but in reality, I've just had to change the way I do a couple of things and they haven't been a problem.
Even cooking hasn't been a problem as we have a microwave, slow cooker and a barbeque.
I'm really glad I thought to take the wire shelves out of my old oven before it got dumped as we took out the hotplates and put the racks in the barbeque. It worked brilliantly to cook our roast in the other night and once the veges were in, everything cooked very nicely indeed.
More to show you next time. It will be the exciting part of getting my new kitchen installed although it has not been without a few dramas.