Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It Will Never be So Clean Again!

What will never be so clean again?....The garage floor!!! Yesterday MOTH spent the whole day lifting everything out of the garage. Remember we've lived here for 35 years. Then he blew out all the dust with the leaf blower. Today the workman came, commercially cleaned, sealed and painted the whole floor. Look at that shine!! It took from 9:30 a.m. to about 2:30p.m. We can't walk on it yet or move anything back in preferably for two days. The biggest problem? The cat's kitti-litter. We spread a drop cloth in the hall and moved the kitti-litter to it. The cat usually gets to his kitti-litter through a cat door in the hall/garage door. I was worried to death he might be offended, (the cat that is), and have an accident but so far he has accepted it all as perfectly normal. This from a cat who used to run upstairs and hide under the bed if the doorbell rang when we first got him.



I took these photos from the hallway door looking into the garage. The door you can see below opens into the back yard, north. This wasn't quite as sudden as it may seem. We've been talking about doing it for quite some time. So we had them come out and give us an estimate and decided to get it done two days later because the weather was really dry, (Santa Ana, but the winds were further north) and there was certainly no rain forecast. Remember everything inside the garage was/is now outside in the back yard, including the washer and dryer.



So here am I with a silly look on my face -- I was telling Moth how to use the camera, it's different from his -- and Bailey sitting on my lap in his usual position, face front, while the work was in progress. He looks a bit worried, but that's because he doesn't like the camera.



KUDOS to MOTH for working so hard to move everything! Now if we can only get it all back in, we'll be set for the men who are coming to put more insulation in the attic in about a week.

Incidentally, you might recognize the design on my T shirt as the one on which I based my medallion drawing a couple of posts ago.

9 comments:

kaybee said...

Wow - what an undertaking! I certainly can't recognize your garage, from the last time I saw it! MOTH is a good MOTH to have around!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your newly painted garage floor. Nice.

We painted our garage floor about ten years ago using a commercial brand of epoxy garage floor paint and it still looks good.

Jose said...

Oh, I so want that in my garage. Right now the garage is a total mess, but now that the heat is gone I will make it a point to try to organize it.

Greg C said...

My wife keeps insisting on taking pictures of our cats. I just don't get it. She thinks they are her kids.

Wanda said...

Oh that garage floor looks great!! My grandsons would want to skate board on it... NOoooooo!!

You don't have a silly look, I love the picture of you and Bailey....

Have a great Day!!! We're going to Cardiff next week to see Jill... will be pretty close to you..I'll wave!!!

Ken said...

I wonder how that finish would hold up if it was installed up here, especially with all the crud the put on the roads during the winter.

claude said...

Chris you can go to my home, my garage floor needs to be cleaned !
You and Bailey are cool ! Your tee shirt is great !

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! What an amazing shiny floor Chris........and the garage at that!
We have just returned from Hull, we came home via Bridlington so as we passed the sign for Flamborough I gave it a wave from you!

Dxx

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Your garage floor is nicer than any floor in my house! Do you hire MOTH out?