Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The sand in my shoe

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
            -- Robert Service


Monday I had my wood floors refinished.  What an ordeal that was.  They were supposed to be here between 9 & 9:30 but didn't show up till after 12:30.  I paced around the house all morning waiting, then paced some more as the sanding was vibrating the house.  I thought that was bad enough until the staining and sealing occured.  I have a  sore throat and lost my voice from the smell of the fumes.  Seems like everyone's throat has been effected but since I was here all day, mine is the worst.  This can't be good for us.  I finally was able to open the windows yesterday because it is nice outside and that helped with the air flow.  Today the second coat will be put on. 
I never thought I would be resurfacing the floor of a fairly new home of 6 years old.  Goes back a month and a half ago when we had one of the bathrooms overflowed upstairs and water ran all night. The water preceded down to the kitchen and then down further to the finished basement. (And no one heard the water running. ??)   Not a good thing.  The wood floor is only one of the repairs that needed to be done.  Thank goodness for insurance!
Now, where are they?  They were supposed to be here at 9:00!


deveil said...

sounds like a lot of sand in your shoes, hope your throat gets better, its beautiful outside here, makes everything feel better, even me, I was sick for almost 8 days with bronchitis, thought I wasn't ever going to get well, can't wait to start running again, and hitting the gym.  


sasonalmah said...

I hope everything gets finished quickly and you have open window weather!!!!