I keep telling myself that I'm going to continue to tell the story of our trip to Peru, including our time in Cusco during the summer solstice festivities, the beautiful hikes to Inca ruins and wild rivers in Ollantaytambo (including a near encounter with a bucking bull), and I want to post the pictures of the neat hostel in Aquas Calientes and the guinea pig we ate at our farewell meal, but right now, all I can think about are these photos Brandon sent me yesterday, of the newly painted floor at the farm house. Wow. The floors are so shiny and clean!
I've been working in the field for the past few days, collecting mosquito bites and chiggers in the weeds and forests, but Brandon has been sanding, cleaning, and painting the wood floors at the farm, and sending me photo updates of his progress. I can't wait to walk on these floors.
Having the floors all the same clean color really makes the house look like it's almost finished, and ready for us to move in. We've been working hard to get it painted before the weekend, since we expect to be sent away for some out of town bat surveys any day now. We can't walk on the floors for several days while the paint cures, so it makes sense to do this work before we leave.
The original wood floors in the house are crooked and have many places that were rotten and that we patched, so having everything the same color is a big improvement. The kitchen floor, which is new plywood, got some wood putty in the seams, and the same color of floor paint as the rest of the house. Brandon also repainted the floor in the downstairs bedroom, since he didn't like the marigold color I selected originally. I like this dark chocolate color too, which is a good thing, because after Brandon worked so hard to get everything painted, he asked me not to tell him if I didn't like it. Ha! I vacuumed and mopped the upstairs floor the last time I was there, so I don't have to imagine how much work it takes just to get rid of two years worth of construction dirt. We will not be cutting any more wood inside the house from here on.
Brandon must have taken this picture right before he closed the door on the wet paint. I think the dark color makes the kitchen look smaller.
It looks pretty good upstairs too. I think it's time to start packing for the move!