Thursday, November 16, 2006
Update on 2nd floor etc...
Last weekend, Steve & I worked on installing the stairwell railing. He used manual Jorgenson miter saw to cut the angles. And he installed the hardware. He stained it today and will poly the railing tomorrow.
I cleaned the front entry floor(see left) with an abrasive disc attachment on a drill and Comet. I got up the stains and paint residue, but I didn't want it too clean. After all, it's 100 years old and it shouldn't look brand new.
The only trick to this project was that I had to paper off all the walls and doors because the stuff splatters everywhere.
We also showed the apartment to a couple of youngsters and they absolutely loved it. It's a guy and girl and they've been friends since high school and now are out of college and 23 years old and moving to the city from the burbs.
I had my "quiet building" talk with them and told them some about some of our previous tenants bad behavior. Their eyes got very wide and they were sympathetic. They said they are computer nerds and the only noise they might make would be video games and they would turn them down if asked. I liked them.
We were trying to avoid younger people because they can be more loud we think, but they seem okay and we are willing to give them a try.
They haven't signed a lease yet, but probably will soon. I will be so relieved to have this task accomplished and am hoping for the best.