Bare Stairs by rhoing

Bare Stairs

From last month, “Painting done. Carpeting next”:

For the past couple of days we have been emptying the two largest rooms (with the heaviest furniture) in preparation for carpet installation today: master bedroom (with walk-in closet), family room (or “second living space” in realtor-ese) … and the stairs. These stairs are dry walled in a closet underneath, so squeaks can't be fixed "below." So I took the opportunity to screw-down a couple of the squeaky steps. Our younger daughter may not be happy about that when she visits next and doesn't hear the familiar squeaks, but perhaps her revenge is that now I hear a couple others. Oh, well. These are the two “pie steps,” as the installers referred to them, with padding down. Now we wait a day and move the furniture back.

1 year ago (“Christmas mugs”):
2 years ago (“Long shadows”):
3 years ago (“Snow! Snow! Snow!”):
4 years ago (“Looking up in the fern house”):
5 years ago (“Giving the gift of life”):

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You will love the look of the carpet when its finished! The reason for squeaks is that some nails have not gone into the framing properly! We pulled our hallway up at one time and hammered them all in again and hey presto - no squeaks. I used to imagine someone was creeping along the hallway to murder me in the night with those creaks! Now I can't hear him creak!
January 14th, 2017  
Flooring is the most difficult to replace! We have one more room to do and that will be a chore.
January 14th, 2017  
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