Thursday, January 3, 2013

Patching some floors

Reid has spent a few hours over the past few weeks patching some spots in the floor that weren't looking too hot. The third floor front room (to become the master bedroom) had been damaged by fire and then subsequent water damage. You can see the waves in the original floorboards. Most of the flooring is still in decent shape. Reid just had to replace a few boards that were particularly damaged. When we purchased the property, these original floors were covered over with linoleum. I can live with the wavy floors, as long as they sand down and maintain the patina of time. The waves tell a good story.
The head of the building department also tells a good story about this space. Apparently, this space used to house quite the prostitution ring a little over a decade ago. I'm glad we got rid of the linoleum and carpet.