Madison and I finished installing the office floors yesterday. Yeah!!! Even though I’m not a fan of red oak flooring, it looks much better than the carpet (and is better for everyone’s allergies) — so I’m happy.
Installing narrow plank flooring is a LOT of work and it takes 4EVER to make any progress. Wes and I agree that we will NEVER choose planks under 5″ in the future. We wouldn’t have chosen these at all but we’re matching what is already covering almost the entire first floor.
You do what you gotta’ do.
It was a great opportunity to give Madison some tool lessons. I gave her my whole schpeel and then watched her made a few cuts and then let her bring out the wood and cut it on her own.
**I secretly watched her through the window on her first 3 solo cuts — because she still feels like my little girl and it’s hard to let her do something that she could possibly get hurt doing.. BUT I reminded myself that SHE WILL BE DRIVING A CAR IN LESS THAN A YEAR and I better start trusting her ability to follow safety and operation instructions and use her common sense.
She rocked both the miter saw and the flooring nailer!
That’s my girl!
…now we just have a few touch-ups to make on the walls. Wes and I both left a couple lovely dings! Madison is off the hook for these beauties.
It’s an opportunity for me to teach her another skill though so I’m not hatin’.