This week Davis Flooring is staining my stairs. "But Loosey, you got your floors installed two months ago, why wait so long?"
Because they were so busy -- they had a wait list. I got on the schedule ASAP. (They were recommended by my favorite painters.) And there's something completely die hard attractive about a contractor who 1) returns your call, 2) shows up on time, 3) explains the process to you up front, 4) gives a you a bid while he's there, 5) calls you when he gets your deposit check and gets you on the schedule 6) calls you before the job to tell you what time he'll be there, 7) shows up on time...
You see where this is going. I like giving my money to responsible people.
But during the process of hand sanding, varnishing, etc. We really can't be going up and down the stairs. So, we're camping out in the basement. Thank goodness we built the full bathroom down there. X-man is in his tent on his crib mattress, with his Sula, the elephant, pillow, blue blankie and favorite bedding. I'm on the couch, with a comforter and my pillow. The cats are not enjoying being shut down here (no sunbeams). And the dog hates it even more, but I'm at least sending him to doggie daycare at Doggie Days on the Farm in Urbana.
But by Friday night, there will be 4 dry coats of varnish on the stairs, making them as shiny as the floor that Flooring Surfaces put in.