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hi all, sorry about my absence. you see some time ago my wife suggested that we change the carpet and have a laminate floor or something like that. well the carpet was dirty green and had brown coffee and red wine stains. so after much thought we decided against a plastic laminate floor and put down a wooden floor using tongue and groove floorboards. also decided to lay a new skirting. i had guessed that the radiator would have to be changed so my plumbing skills would be utilised. a 7mm underlay went down on the stone floor followed by the floorboards which were screwed and nailed down. it was chaos as furniture was continually being moved around to give me access and when i finished there was a little matter of sanding down the floor, ready for varnishing. dust, there was dust everywhere. the sideboard has been de-dusted from top to bottom and everything that does not move is being washed, also the walls are being prepared for painting. we are on our second hoover as the first one died on us and when i was sanding the floor my bosch sander came to a sticky end. we hope to start painting the week-end. this has meant an enforced absence from my garden andthis web-site. there are blankets everywhere on the floor to protect it as i intend to varnish after painting. using the camera on my phone let me show you what i mean.

said the were blankets on the floor.

some parts have yet to receive the clean makeover yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rolled back the “carpets” and my nice new floor ready for varnishing.

by the way the dining table is in the hall.

hey. popped out to look at my garden……………………….

who loves ya baby!!!!!!!!!!

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lovely floor youre doing a grand job

what rose is that ive recently bought one very similar looking called Deep secret

x x x

10 Jun, 2009


thnx mookins,
snap. mine is deep secret as well.
hugs, dave.

10 Jun, 2009


wow... i hope mine comes out aswel as yours then
have you any tips for these?

x x x

10 Jun, 2009


Well worth all that work with the floor - it looks fab and so does your rose - it's like a little treat for a job well done!

10 Jun, 2009


Hey Dave can you come and do the same job on my floor? Ha ha only kidding it looks a really professional job, well done and I love the rose.

10 Jun, 2009


Hi Dave ~
Good to see you back on GoY :o)
Fab floor... lovely rose...and
useful-looking vacuum cleaner... Lol.

10 Jun, 2009


fed them growmore. i am meaning to put down a compost feed. dave

10 Jun, 2009


thnx, but a bit miff when i had to buy a new sander. stil it was my fault. dave.

10 Jun, 2009


Helloooo Dave! that floor is going to look great when you have finished it, nice to see you back and the rose is lovely

10 Jun, 2009


no i bloody can't. lol
thx bob

10 Jun, 2009


yea, £48 in sainsbury's. true i kid you not.

10 Jun, 2009


thnx sewingkilla,
yes, it is. took the pic just 4 u.
now if you believe that..............

10 Jun, 2009


hehehe spoilsport :o))))))

10 Jun, 2009


no bob, knackered!

11 Jun, 2009

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