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How to Learn Patience

Buy an old house

... The floors will be done ...soon... says husband... rips up carpet .. wow, that's wierd two layers of flooring over sub flooring... 馃お
Gotta love old homes. All the charm, and idiosyncrasies.
Unpredictable plumbing; sloped floors, doors impossible to square, and the only place where water runs up hill.

Any renovation is an exploit in urban archeology.
Its wallpaper -- each layer pulling you back in time half a century.

Then the linoleum comes up, revealing several levels of oil canvas, rough hardwood, and finally sub floor.

Opening walls reveals a maker's mark; signature of a carpenter or mason having signed their handiwork, noting the year.
Often early 20th century.

And sometimes when it's quiet; on the outer edge of perception can be heard a Victrola radio set.
Echoing the sounds of Jimmy Dorsey, and the proclamation of the end of war.

PeachesF
Oh no?! We are thinking of tearing out the carpet too in our living room. The rest of the house has hard wood floors. The carpet is so light colored in the living room that it's hard to keep clean. I'm scared what we might find underneath though?!馃馃槒
Repete61-69, M
That sounds like a fine mess Lucy would get into. 馃槀 sorry I couldn鈥檛 resist. Lucy you鈥檝e got a lot of splaning to do.
Wait to do the walls and ceilings

 
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