Carpet yanking

Today was open house at my school so I got lots of hugs from my students who a all grew a foot over the summer. I rushed home after to scarf down a dinner if two kinds of pasta (we are “cleaning” out the pantry in prep for moving.) Then Insley and I set off to yank on very dirty nasty carpet.

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Sweaty dirty nasty work, especially on the stairs but we managed.

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Here is the full exposed landing. The tar paper from the linoleum and also paint from when somebody was painting the whole thing rental-white with a spray gun.

 

Insley, ever the champ, started prying off the tack strips, until we decided we were making too much noise for the neighbors the night before the first day of school.

I started scraping off the tar paper.

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Progress!

 

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