One Thing Leads to Another!
You may think this is a very strange journal page.
It's been wet and rainy here today and not a good day to finish painting my screen porch floor, which I started yesterday.
But I couldn't anyhow because yesterday when I painted I noticed one board felt rather soggy when I stepped on it.
"Oh we have some of the flooring left so we'll just cut it out and replace it." Says the husband.
And then he says "Oh no, we have a problem."
We had some rot. Not just in the floor boards themselves but in the plywood underneath.
Luckily not a lot, but a bit. My screen porch is almost 20 years old now (yikes!) and being an outdoor structure it occasionally, if the rain and the wind are just right, gets puddles right in this spot.
Luckily the husband is a very talented and handy guy.
He managed to removed flooring and then he realized he needed his circular saw which he had left at his mother's house yesterday. (He had been there with his brother-in-law rebuilding her dock, which had a few issues itself). So that meant we had to take a trip up to her house and back before he could continue.
Luckily we didn't need any plywood or flooring as he had some stashed in his workshop.
Sometimes there are benefits to have slight packrat tendencies.
Maddie was quite curious about the project, but Pete vanished as he didn't like the sounds of the power tools.
Floor boards in place. Yes, I now have a patch, but at least I don't have to worry about falling through. One of these years we should replace the whole floor as it has also very slightly cupped a bit, nothing you notice except when you go to wash the floor, (although the salesman told us bamboo would be the perfect choice), but then again it's been on for almost 20 years and it is an outdoor porch.
I can live with a patch.
Hopefully tomorrow I can get home early enough to finish my painting since it is supposed to be the best day for the next few days.
Afterall, (SMILE), summer break officially starts Tuesday afternoon, and I have lots of lounging plans on my porch.
Happy new week everyone.