It's been a while since I wrote about "This Old House".
This summer I focused on some serious maintenance of the wood floors. I scrubbed, stripped, and waxed them in the kitchen, dining room, and downstairs hallway. Short of having the floor professionally refinished, this was the most thorough treatment I could have given them. It took days, and when the weather got too warm, I had to stop because the wax fumes were just too much without opening the windows to let them escape. During the process I carelessly stepped through the floor vent and found myself with one leg dangling in the basement! Every time I think of how easily I could have broken multiple bones, I thank the Lord for my blessings. Instead of being in traction, I was able to get back to work after three days of icing my leg and catching up on some summer reading while I recuperated.
I love the new look of the hallway and so far we have been able to keep it this uncluttered for almost two months!