So yesterday I dragged the woodstove and the big chair out to the porch, then hooked up the trailer and brought the cutting table, saw, and pieces of floor to the Lair.
This morning I hit it early. I had the used underlayment, which had already been sort of collapsed under a lot of traffic, and also a new roll of roofing felt that BB brought me. Spent most of a week debating over which to use, and this morning I split the difference and used them both. Seems to have been the right choice.
I had to work under the kitchen counter’s kick panel, which meant that kind of had to be my zero line.
And that was good, because then I could work backward to fill in the part of the floor normally covered by the desk and the big chair. It allowed me to practice on the part nobody’s ever going to see, and then I could do the main part of the floor the right way.
One thing that became very obvious early on was that this stuff is fragile. It’s gonna get all scratched up very quickly, which I don’t really mind but also don’t really want to encourage. So I dragged out a spare rug I’ve had in storage for years.
I should be straightening the place up but my back is singing to me for the first time this year. I got the tools and unused materials put away, and now I’m going to crash.