Linoleum Liberation

Dining Room Floor I’m spend­ing my 4th of July soak­ing the din­ing room floor with wa­ter and scrap­ing up the linoleum that was un­der the car­pet and over the hard wood floors. I’ve been pulling sta­ples and nails out of the floors for a cou­ple of days, one room at a time and was get­ting quite dusty and hack­ing a bit be­cause of it. I bought my­self a nice res­pi­ra­tor to­day be­cause there will be a few met­ric tons more of dust be­fore I’m fin­ished and the pa­per job­bers weren’t go­ing to cut it. I think this linoleum is the same linoleum that was on the floor at the Last Supper. It ap­pears to be that old. Right now I’m tak­ing care of the la­bor-in­ten­sive but in­ex­pen­sive bits of fixin’up un­til my fi­nances have a chance to re­solve back in­to some­thing ap­prox­i­mat­ing equi­lib­ri­um. So I bought a wall­pa­per strip­per doohick­ey and once the floor stuff is fair­ly well tak­en care of I’ll start in on the nico­tine-stained yel­low wood­grained wall­pa­per.

I’ve cre­at­ed a col­lec­tion on Flickr for house re­lat­ed hap­pen­ings.