When we were here in January, we pulled up all the old carpet and pad. We have been walking on bare plywood since. The only room with intact flooring was the kitchen. So what did we do today? Destroy the wood floor in the kitchen. Shawn sawed lines through the floor so we could remove the floor board-by-board and nail-by-nail. Fun with a hammer and pry bar, and thank God for knee pads. I think we got about a third of the floor removed. Shawn also figured out how to detach the kitchen island so we can rotate it. The island is currently at an angle and we plan to straighten it to make more room in the kitchen area.

The cats were not thrilled with the loud noises, and the fine saw dust got everywhere. We burned the scrap wood in our burn barrel. Can’t say I’ve ever had a burn barrel before. While tending the fire, I walked around the yard a bit and found a few treasures left by the previous owners. Little metal pieces of yard art like frogs and butterflies, and ceramic shoes.

Shawn also uncovered a decorative snow depth indicator which is funny because I just bought one before we moved. It was snowing a bit when we arrived on Saturday, but there is very little snow remaining on the ground now and our driveway and deck are completely clear. I may not be measuring any snow until next season. I found the first Crocus bloom in the yard, so maybe Spring is on the way.