This year, the weekends over the past 4 months have be filled with anguish because they were spent indoors with a remodeling project in our home. More than once I would catch myself looking outside at the beautiful weather and listening to more fortunate riders and their steel steeds in route to somewhere.
But, the end of the project is in sight and only a day or two more of labor remain. Here are some photos of the progress...
There was no subfloor and the existing hardwood had more hills and valleys than eastern Tennessee.
A new level subfloor that doesn't creak.
The new solid hardwood flooring for the living room.
...and the dining room.
After the plumbing and logs installed.
Still a work in progress - tile, paint, and stain.
Cost for the project was about $3,000 and by doing the work myself, I figure we saved about the same amount.
The time that it took to complete seemed endless. Working several hours each free night and weekend has taken its toll. Next time I'll take a week or two vacation time and knock it out all at once.
Next weekend... I'm riding.