Autumn in Acadia

Autumn in Acadia

Sunday, April 3, 2011

When life gives you Lemons....

So, I thought winter was done with us....I have been know to be wrong before.  We received another 7 inches of HEAVY wet snow which, by my calculations, put us over the 100 inch mark for the year!      OVER 8 FEET!!!!

Front Yard with Pond...still Frozen.

It's been such a long and ridiculous winter that even Ernie (aka Nordic was chilly and had to apply extra layers when venturing outside!!  I mean, look at that face, that dog is cold.
Ernie: 'you mean i gotta go out is this weather and go to the bathroom.  What about the one inside? Is it out of order? Can't I go in the litter boxes with the cats?'

With baseline temps in the 30's, virtually all of the last six weeks, I decided to create some 'lemonade' upstairs.  I started with a skeleton framework and am SLOWLY created the living space for the entire family.  The project with the most time and labor attached to it is definitely the hardwood floor. 

The project is at about 50% completion.  A few more days of actual hardwood installation and then the sanding, and then the final 3 coats of polyurethane.  Three coats you ask, well, it seals the wood very well and allows anyone with socks on or animals with furry feet to slide across it at high speeds :) 
The bathroom will be next, the baseboard heat elements, trim and then doors!!!!  Almost done.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  Take care and enjoy the heat....if you don't live in Maine.
Later, Gators