Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sanding begins


Today sanding the floor began it is going to leave the floor a lovely rich colour. We were hoping that it could be completed today but insatead of being able to do a coarse, medium and fine sand, it is a slow job, in fact the coarse sanding is less than a quarter done. It has to be taken painstakingly slowly because of the undulations in the floor years of feet standing between the benches, the gaps between the floorboards have to be filled too.
I was hoping it might have all been done for Sunday but it looks as though it might well all go on to Wednesday of next week, I just pray it won't rain over the weekend.
Anyone know who patron saint of sanding is? Maybe I should just turn our rather black St Joseph round to watch over the work, and keep lights burning in front of him until the work is done.

Many thanks to those of you who have generously used the paypal button, or sent a cheque, I'll offer the Most Holy Sacrifice for your intentions next week.

5 comments:

gemoftheocean said...

You betcha, you should turn St. Joseph around to keep an eye on that stuff!! :-D

Mac McLernon said...

Yup... St. Joseph for the old woodwork (though you might want to get his wife to remind him to get on with the job...)

If you get really stuck, you could always apply to St. Jude...

Cecilia said...

Father,
Sanded floor boards don't keep their pale newly-sanded colour but over time oxidise to an unpleasant deep orange. Perhaps it might be worth staining them before they are sealed with varnish or oil?

Matthaeus said...

Couldn't agree more, Gem: a carpenter who is now Patron Saint of the Universal Church sounds an excellent person to oversee this work!

Seriously, he would be a good person to pray to for support and inspiration during this project - I'll try to remember to include this in my prayers this week.

AMDG et DGH

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