Most (not that there are that many of us) of you remember that I have a habit of tearing up flooring. The kitchen, living room, bathroom and nursery are the past victims. Today I finally took up a portion of an upstairs bedroom. There is a board that has been feeling dangerously weak, and I had to see what was going on. Last night I moved some furniture (you know how I like to get into these projects late at night) but quit when I remembered that I had just gotten out of the shower, and didn't want to get dirty again.
I discovered there is a decent sized area of weaker boards. None bowing more than maybe a half inch. I REALLY want to get the crib moved up there! Imagine walking out of your bedroom, the hall is three feet wide. You part a curtain (okay, a stadium blanket) and there is the baby, against the back wall of a 8 foot wide room. If you are quiet, you can go to the bathroom. If she is awake... You better hold it unless you want her up. And lately I have been getting trapped in the bathroom. She is waking at 6 in the morning, and will go back to sleep if she doesn't hear me washing my hands or anything.
Plus I can't watch television. Six days a week of no television. Not that it is horrible, but when the voices in your head can't be quieted. And all you think about... You know I need a distraction.
So, the room has been cleaned out of 99% of breakables, and I just need to vacuum. Then the fun part. Taking apart a crib I had my mother put together! For best results (and peace of mind) I should put sheet metal under the carpet. Unfortunately, it's all trapped in the mess in the garage. I have some wood slats I will be placing under the feet of the crib. It will look like runners. The floor boards are diagonal, so the runners being horizontal will add support.
I also tested the temperature, and it isn't as cold as I thought. The heat vent actually works pretty well once the window is closed. The top window had slid downward some. I hadn't noticed until two days ago when I finally went to check the window for air leaks.