And that's ok. I had about half a post written about how upside down things are around here, and then it dawned on me, hey, you've always wanted hardwood floors and you're getting them. If it means living with a mess for a little while longer, so be it. It will make me appreciate calmness and order that much more when the chaos and disorganization are cleared away.
Here's the floor with two coats of stinky polyurethane- one more to go. This is a semi-gloss finish. For the final coat the floor guy suggested mixing semi-gloss with high-gloss. I've got the weekend to think it over, which is much better than the 10 minutes I had to decide on a stain color. Seriously. We asked him to come by and stain a few sections so that I could have a few days to think about it. Did he? Nope. He came the day of, with about 4 different stains for me to choose from. Too much pressure, I tell ya! This was a middle of the road color. I really wanted to go dark, but once the dark sample was on the floor, it just wasn't working for me. I wish this was a little darker, but once all the furniture is back in place, I'm sure it will be perfect. I think the fireplace brick needs to be painted white. What do you think? I'm asking kinda like I asked Mitch. I will listen only if you agree with me. He didn't, but I still think I'm going to paint it.
On another subject, thank you so much everyone who commented on my granny name post. There were so many wonderful suggestion and so many great stories. I still don't know what I'll be called and perhaps that's how it should be. If I haven't responded to your comment, it's because my computer time has been greatly limited, what with the toxic fumes in the house. I've been spending lots of time in the camper, crocheting and pretending to be on vacation.