The downstairs flooring started out a combo of really nasty carpet and really nasty linoleum. Dan spent days removing it all and mechanically etching the concrete to prep it for staining.
Alas, Dan's hard work did not pay off. The floor color, called Tuscan Yellow, was mixed wrong and it went on opaque. It was bright mustard. We were expecting a very subtly warm concrete, like what you see in rest stops. Are we the only ones who admire the floors in nice new rest stops? ODOT and CalTrans have some sweet facilities! Actually, the rest stop on the way to Virginia City is really cool, too.
Anyway, oops! Maybe we should have just lived with the yellow floors... For now the floor is painted white, in the long run we will dig out the mudroom and bathroom floors, poor a proper foundation and lay hardwood on the entire first floor. Our motto for the bunk house redo has become, "It's a barn." We mutter that phrase in defeat a couple of times a day. We have to remind ourselves we just need to get it livable so we can live in semi-comfort while we do a proper reno of the main house.
Speaking of semi-comfort, I am at the laundry mat. We don't have wi-fi because the only service provider that serves the old farm isn't very... professional. Hopefully next week. I would rather have internet than a washer and dryer! Gotta go... a really stinky guy keeps telling me there is only a minute left on my dryer. Bless his heart, he means well.