Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Friday is here. (YAY) With the arrival of Friday starts the last project on our Hurricane Harvey reconstruction list. I am shuddering because this one will involve a lot of inconveniences, dust, and barking dogs. It is the total replacement of the floors on two levels of the house. It will require moving the furniture, lifting the baseboards, and then ripping out the previous floor. Obviously, this will need to be done while we are living here. To give you an idea of the before and after here is a photo of before.

TGIF

 

 

The reason I picked this shot is it will give you an idea of the complexity of the project. All the baseboards have to be taken off. The objects on top of furniture have to be moved to someplace. Then the furniture moved as well. In addition, the refrigerator (in the background) has to go somewhere as well. The pantry and closet (white doors) floors need to be done too. Then the floor has to be taken up and the new one installed. Finally, the baseboards have to be reinstalled, caulked and painted. This action has to be duplicated throughout the house. So when the job is finished, I’ll take a shot of this area and we’ll see how they do. The flooring is delivered and needs to rest in the house for a couple of days so it gets used to the environment. (I hope it likes us)

This week’s JohnKu talks about inconvenience. Hope you have a great weekend.

Inconvenience By John W. Howell © 2018

We must face challenge,

Even inconvenience . . .

In moving forward.

 

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  1. Good luck with the project. Hope the inconvenience isn’t as bad as it sounds. Don’t blame the dogs for barking.

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    1. Maybe they will get used to the workers. Of course they never did on the roof and sundeck.

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      1. How long did that take?

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      2. A week for the roof and three weeks for the sundeck.

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      3. Ouch. Hope this takes less time.

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  2. Good luck 🌹

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    1. Thank you much, Willow. 😀

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      1. I mean it 💜

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Oh my goodness, your JohnKu is right-on. I’m so sorry you have to go through this. Having faced the same because of a flood, the very thought brings chills. Facemasks, earplugs, fresh air, sunshine, and patience, may you have them in abundance.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. We will need all of those. (and probably more.)

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  4. Sorry you need go through this, but at least you won’t be living there. We’re living in a construction zone of our own choosing – tearing out carpet, laying flooring, etc. haha, I have a 3-piece wall unit in the hallway to walk by – knew I should have stayed on the diet!!!

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    1. We are living here. We are now trying to find places for all our stuff. Thanks, GP

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      1. Ugh – I know how that is!

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      2. Ha ha ha. Can only laugh.

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  5. Sending positive thoughts your way. Keep moving forward. Today’s mantra. Thanks for the inspiration. ~Theadora

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    1. Thank you, Theadora. I love Paris and was taken by your blog. Looking forward to getting lost in your recommendations. 😀

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  6. First of all, I love that small cabinet!

    As for all the work that goes into this endeavor, it’s sort of like writing. People will see the finished product while never considering (if they’re not writers) all the work that goes into that piece.

    And I happen to love this haiku for how it hits me at the moment. It’s a sign. I like to think . . .

    Peace,

    Marc

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    1. Take it as a sign then. All my Haikus have a lesson of some kind attached. Thanks, Marc. That cabinet is the bar. (yum)

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      1. I don’t just love it because it’s the bar, but it doesn’t hurt . . .

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      2. Ha ha ha. It’s like finding out your girl friend has a Ferrari.

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      3. Been there! lol . . .

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  7. I’ve been putting off carpet replacement precisely because of the inconvenience. Eventually, it will have to be done, but I can ignore a good bit when I need to.

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    1. We are going to have to ignore a good bit for sure. Nice thing about carpet it is usually over in three days. This is a three week job. Thanks, Linda. 🙂

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  8. All the best, John. Are you going to have to wear masks to keep from breathing in all the dust? At least it’s finally getting done. —- Suzanne

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    1. There shouldn’t be too much dust. If there is we will evacuate again. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  9. Good luck with ur project!! 🙂 to do any kind of renovation takes such a strength and time and money… but its necessary ‘sigh’

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    1. Yes it is necessary unfortunately. Thank you, Ray. 🙂

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  10. Wishing you success, John. That’s quite an undertaking. Maybe the dogs will help. 😉

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    1. I’m sure they will let us know the danger in all the strangers roaming about.

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  11. My goodness… that’s a lot of work, John. I’m cheering you on! 🙂

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  12. Applesauce! John… you and Molly are amazing people to come through all the storm damage and still put on a smile. I’m hugely sensitive to noise — I really don’t think I could cope with that situation. My hat’s off to you. Here’s to it going quickly and smoothly. Hugs.

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    1. I hope it goes quickly too, Teagan. Thank you for your good wishes.

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  13. Oh, Lucy and Bailey are NOT going to like this project. They will be utterly displaced. Here’s hoping it moves fast and is over soon!

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    1. Yes it is true. Thanks, Jan

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  14. Oh, my. But what a GOOD thing it’s the last thing on your reconstruction list! I sympathize with the inconvenience, but enduring weeks of worry following the hurricane must’ve been worse and you all survived that. If Lucy and Bailey are like Dallas, they’ll make friends with the workers and demand a share of their lunches, ha!

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    1. Yes I’m sure they will. They will be fine.

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  15. Oh, brother! Sounds kinda awful, John. You will need plenty of that fancy bourbon. Can Lucy and Bailey go to doggie day care for most of the day(s)?

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    1. No they hate doggy day care (of course) 😀

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      1. I figured they might hate it. ☹️

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      2. Couple of babies. They get all emotional when they are apart from us. Their life is too short to give them any stress. So we are never apart.

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      3. So were our labs. Harry was a Baby Huey. Sharing the couch was 80% Harry. And yes, no stress is needed.

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  16. Don’t envy you at all – definitely a big mess, and Lucy and Bailey won’t be happy about it. Good luck!

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    1. They won’t for sure.

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  17. Don’t envy the dust and upheaval, but I’m sure it’ll be worth the effort… 😀 And when it’s all done, you can look forward to the warm days to come with the windows open! 😉

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Good words

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  18. Oy! Disruption will definitely descend on the Howell household. I hope all goes well.

    I lived without a kitchen and dining room for 6 weeks when we did a complete remodel. Just thinking about all that dust and chaos still gives me heebee jeebees 🙂

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    1. We did the same in California. Had to cook on a hot plate for two months. I’m now getting sweat on my upper lip thinking about it.

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  19. “The flooring is delivered and needs to rest in the house for a couple of days so it gets used to the environment. (I hope it likes us)” — You crack me up, John.

    Best of luck with this. We underwent a full floor replacement last year due to a flood and it was NOT a fun process, but we really like the new floor.

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    1. That is something to look forward to for sure. Thanks, Phillip.

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  20. That is quite a job John. It will all be worthwhile when your home has been returned to its former glory.

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    1. I think it will. What’s that they say about you have to break eggs to make an omelet. (or a cake)

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  21. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I feel for you! We replaced all our floors five years ago in the entire house but one room, although not due to an event but age. Seemed like it went on forever moving furniture and rooms as thet ripped up and laid new floor– many late nights. But it was so worth it in the end. Perfect Johnku for it! Look forward to seeing the outcome!

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    1. Yes, hopefully the outcome will be worth it.

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  22. I hope this goes fast and smooth, John. Just painting the baseboard makes me cringe.

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    1. Me too. (on the fast and cringe)

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      1. It’s a big job. I wish you luck.

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      2. I’ll say. Thanks Dan.

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  23. I hate living with a renovation of any kind. It’s never, never simple. Wish you lots of patience and luck to a quick finish. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Tess.

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  24. Meant to mention, I’m absolutely taken with the cabinet. Wow. Love it. How much do you want for it? Wait. Where the heck would I put it. Sigh. Sorry. Can’t even steal it. 😦

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    1. AW. It is the bar so if you do come to steal it I’ll buy you a drink. 😀

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  25. Been there. Done that. It’s a major inconvenience, but worth it in the end. I hope the project goes smoothly and you love the results.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. I hope so too.

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  26. Ugh! Good luck, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jo. Ugh is perfect.

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci.

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  27. OMG! That will be a royal pain. Good luck, John.

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  28. I’m going to sound like a jerk but… Better you than me, buddy!
    Sorry, John, but I hate home renos.

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    1. Yeah, I can take it. You are right Better me than you.

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