View of our dining room and Pete working on installing boards
Pete sawing some boards
Close up of Pete in action
View through the dining room floor to the dirt below
Poor Pete. He has been working on our dining room floor for what seems like forever now. He has stayed up all night working on it, sawing and nailing and drilling away into the wee hours of the morning. I can't believe he hasn't slept, and I'm sure he is feeling the effects of it by now, but he struggles on with it, even at this hour. He is doing an excellent job, but the boards are fighting him every step of the way. He had ripped up the old floor, saving the boards, and we bought new ones to patch in spots that were damaged or cut out by previous owners. But he's really wrestling with the new boards because they are warped and mishapen. So he is practically having to reinvent the wheel just to finish the floor.
Dollie has been by Pete's side most of the time, which I think he appreciates. She's his little helper, and is gracious enough to try out the boards that he is installing by walking back and forth over the length of each one. It's a good thing we have her testing his work out to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.