We've had my oldest nephew, Josh, stay with us this week. He just cracks me up. His imagination floors me! I turned around to see this scene. He made a ski run out of a pilaster box by propping it up on the step ladder and the stacked wood flooring. He used the straps on the wood as indicators (100 yard line, 200 yard line, etc) to see how far the Lego skier traveled. He even cut a hole middle of the box so he could see how fast it went. Here is Josh's Lego skier. He and Josiah took turns racing their skiers down the "run". Boys are so competitive!Michael put Hailey and Josh to work painting the pilasters, crown head and pediment that are going to go around our front door. They thought that was the bomb! I went for a motorcycle ride and then a card-making class so I didn't have to watch. I'm just way too picky about that kind of thing. Michael reassured me that he would repaint them and they would look good.A couple of nights ago, we decided to pull up our very uneven hallway to prepare for the new wood flooring. We were just going to tear out the old flooring, but we found this underneath. The boards were extremely cracked and broken. No wonder the floor was creaking and it was so concave in nature! So we decided to fix it the right way, which meant we had to remove all of the flooring down to the joists. Yes, that is insulation you see.Michael had to lay two pieces of plywood down to create a new sub-floor. It was weird walking on such a flat surface in the hallway. I never noticed how uneven it was before. Nice to know it is good shape now. The rest of this week will involve putting oak trim across the support beam. We got the bottom done last night and it looks great. Michael is working for the Guards this week, that is why he is still in his uniform in these pictures. It has been nice to have him home earlier.
Been making cheese, replanting part of the garden (mostly warm weather plants), homeschooling and database work. Tonight we are taking the boys to see an "Extreme Bulls" show at our local rodeo grounds. Then tomorrow I'm off to scrapbook camp. Still haven't got the last 100+ pages in albums. Have a great weekend, everyone!