Thursday, May 10, 2007

I got Mr Hippy Man’s estimate in the mail today. (I’m sorry I’m bad with calling people names, I have to stop that :) I have his list now of how much material costs and how much labor he is charging. To fix the subfloors and then put down new flooring would be $7289 total. Out of that total, he is charging $4500 in labor! Wow. I’m saving so much money by doing the subfloors myself. According to what’s listed on his estimate, I would need 30 sheets of new OSB board to replace throughout the house and that would cost $243. Not bad. I went to True Value today and bought myself one of those cats claw bar thingys. I saw a pink tool box there. Cute. I’m thinking I might have to buy that one ;) I went over to my house after work to start pulling up some nails. It’s not too bad. Lots of the nails come up real easy. Others are really really difficult to pull up. It’s like they’re in cement! No, it’s like they’re super-glued in cement! But I’m proud of me :) I didn’t break off one nail head. I’ve pulled up every nail successfully so far. The only bad thing is I think I have a splinter in my butt from scooting across the floors. Hey, do you guys know those knee pads that people use when they’re putting down flooring? I wonder if there’s butt pads? :)

And here’s a pic of my first sheet of subfloor I removed! YAY ME!

Guess what I’ll be doing all weekend? :)

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