After the insane amount of water under my wood floors, and the way they tore those floor boards up, I assumed I would get new floors. But you know what it means to assume… The repair men had all my old floor boards in a shopping cart and they were going to put them back together, just like a puzzle.
I quickly changed my clothes and came to the office to blog. After hours of photo edits, blogging, lunch and web tutorials I decided to go home and see the progress.
I could walk in my apartment without shoes again! Well, almost. Because of the construction, dirt, and water, my apartment wasn’t up to par. Just walking around barefoot turned my feet brown. It smelled like dust. I also noticed half my floor (the flooded part) is lighter than the non-flooded part. Whatever. I’m so happy to have floors I don’t care.
No joke, I spent five hours cleaning my apartment. I mopped the floors, changed the water, re-mopped the floors, changed the water, mopped the walls, Windex-ed the window, Pledged the furniture and scrubbed the counters. This doesn’t include the bathroom. I cleaned that too. I’ve noticed construction standards in China aren’t the same as the U.S. Boards weren’t fully glued together, some floorboards were cut crooked and the metal base to my sink was installed upside down. Thank God Dad bought me superglue. I had to get crafty, so crafty almost superglued my hands together!
Even though there’s a few flaws in my floor, I am not complaining. I’ve got a nice apartment. There’s a roof over my head, I have running water and food to eat. Now if only I could figure out how to turn on my heat…
*I know, my apartment looks super plain. Especially compared to my apartment at school. I’ll post pics if/when I decorate. I’m trying to live in moderation. Moving stuff from China is expensive!