It's day whatever of what started off as a five day tiling renovation and work has just begun again after a nine-day hiatus that included the tiler getting snowed in at an airport after a weekend trip and Christmas. That meant over the Xmas holidays, we had no fridge and no stove. We had bare concrete on the floor. Christmas tree? Nope...didn't even put it up because our front rooms were so full of furniture and appliances we had no room for a tree. So Christmas came and went for us just like another day.
The dogs are trying to manage but they have had to adjust to the changes. No longer do they run the "racetrack" through the kitchen and family room. One day when they came bounding out of the dining room, you could hear the screech as they put on the brakes when they hit the concrete in the kitchen. So, no more racetrack. Chasing toys through the house? Can't do it because there are too many obstacles in their way. The water dish? First it's by the front door, then it's back in the kitchen, then it's back by the front door...they're not quite sure where to look for it anymore. Time to go outside? They went to the back door. Now they have to go to the front door and get harnessed up. Then they could go out the back door again, although they were running to the front door to let me know. I retrained them to go to the back and now they have to go out the front again.
So as of today, the plan is everything will be finished this week. Today and tomorrow the rest of the tiles will be laid and Wednesday it all gets grouted. I'm crossing my fingers and the dogs are crossing their paws that we get our house back this week.