Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 4

On Day 4, we were hit with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for all of the amazing people in our lives. We would absolutely not be able to do this project without them. Whether it's physical help or cheering from the side lines, the outpour of support has been amazing. My heart swells with love for you all.

One person that we would hands down not be able to do this without is our friend John. Philadelphia born and raised, John cannot only do just about anything with some wood and tools but he can also make a mean Meatball Sandwich. Actually, his Strombolis are pretty damn amazing as well. His dream is to open his own restaurant one day and we are going to do everything in our power to help him realize that dream.

After pulling up the carpet, we realized that the floor had a huge dip in it. This is causing us a major problem because we want to put down hardwoods. John and Wayne **thank God for Wayne too** put their heads together and came up with a solution that did not require bringing in a cement mixer (awesome!!). We're putting down a sub floor and leveling it with strips of wood underneath it. John went to work quickly to cut strips of wood at angles congruent with the dip in the floor. It's pretty amazing and it had Justin and I thanking our lucky stars that we have his help.

Our partner, Dameian, has also been hugely instrumental in our business. On Day 4, he tackled the unforgiving job of pulling up the last of the carpet that seemed as if someone spilled a whole bottle of glue on the ground and just covered it with carpet. Talk about a workout. He also picked up where I left off on trying to get the sticky stuff off the windows where Carl had put up frosting.

For two days I had been slowly picking away at it with a razor blade. This prompted the owner of the Blue Monk to come over twice and tease me for it taking so long. Dameian came along and finished two whole windows in about two hours.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

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