Monday, September 16, 2013

The Best Laid Plans . . .

Step One, Isn't it a Mess!
The plan was, with was being the operative word, to pull up the carpet on the stairs, sand them down and restain them.  So bright and early Sunday morning Mac ripped up the carpet on the first step  and what did he find?
Another fine piece of handiwork by Joe Romano the man who built this house!  There wasn't a complete wooden step, there were two good sides and an improperly cut piece of wood that didn't even fit, the edges didn't match.
Quickly Mac ripped up the next stair, it was ok so he went on to the third.  It wasn't as bad as the first stair, but it too had a piece of wood inserted between the two sides.
So no sanding and staining was going to fix this mess.  We went to plan B, sand down the stairs and put carpet stair treads in a pattern we liked.  Soon we realized that this wouldn't disguise that hideous first step.
On to plan C, put carpet, in a nice pattern, all the way down.  We've sent photos to our carpet guy and now we're waiting to hear from him.
This isn't the first time we've found shoddy work by Joe Romano and I'm sure it won't be the last.
Step 3, Bad, But Not as Bad as 1


  1. Wow, you should see some things we have discovered in our house, it makes you wonder how they can get away with it, how do they sleep at night?
    Hey! Just wondering if you have time to look at my last post, it is about my son and his band, I have a clip from Youtube. Would love if you could visit and leave a nice comment, my son needs encouragement! Thanks!!

  2. What a shame - it must be maddening to have your plans ruined like that.
    Be nice to meet up with you when we're in Savannah.


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