Friday, December 5, 2008

No sewing being done around here today. We have had our original lanaii on the back of the house turned into a glassed in sunroom, Well this week the very last thing to be done was to have the floor painted. We had a company who the builder recommended do the finish. It is just painted on the concrete then a speckled finish is sprayed over it and a final coat to protect it was put on. This was supposed to have been done last Friday but they didn't show up until Mon. Then they said the original concrete needed to be roughed up, washed with acid and then power washed. Well that happened and the man came Tues. to paint. Well he and my husband discussed the condition of the roughed up floor and they both decided the paint underneath would just lift and we would have a mess. Well that man spent all day with a very small tool bending over and removing all the old concrete paint. I bet he is still not able to straighten up. Well now comes Wed. and someone comes late in the day and puts down a prime coat.
Thurs. again late in the day another man comes wih the floor paint and does it. Well finally this morning another 2 show up and spray paint the sprinkles and do the final clear sealer over that. Hallelujah we are done. What should have been 1 or at least 2 days was stretched over a long week. Now we have to wait 48 hours before we can put any furniture out there and all the windows need to be washed and cleaned but the city has to come and inspect the final building before you can remove the window stickers. Hopefully by Tues next week we shall have a room we can use. We better use it fast because we are flying home next sunday for christmas. My main reason for telling this story is the oil based chemicals they used went right throgh the doors and windows and our house smelt terrible. We had front windows and ceiling fans going 24 hours but I had a bit of a headache yesterday then this morning woke up wih a full blown migraine. I have been taking pills all day and fumbling around. Hopefully it will be gone by tomorrow. When you feel that bad you can't even leave the house to do something. I spent a lot of time just outside to get the fresh air. Will take some pics of the new room and post when it is finally finished. It is about 400 sqare feet with glass all around so I intend to make a sewing corner and sit and sew out there.


Marty52 said...

Those fumes can be nasty, be careful! I love the banner on your blog... it's beautiful!

LouAnne said...

Freda: Welcome to the blogging world. Got your link from SharonB's blog this morning. I added you to my list of links so I can see all your lovely work!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hi Freda!!! SO glad you have a blog (found it through Jo). Can't wait to read it & catch up with what you're doing and will be putting you on my blog feeder so I don't miss anything!

dogonart said...

Welcome to the blogosphere. Love the pix you have shown. MA passed on your blog to me - look forwad to seeing more of your work and hope you enjoy the blog now that you are well and truly launched.