8/7/15 Da Crew

And today’s wrecking  cleaning crew is…

dacrew

No, the humans weren’t going scuba diving. They were hacking up tack strips in the basement.

tackstrip

Evil, nail-y tack strips.

The sump pump failed a while back, and Dad, Mom, and Jamie worked to remove the wet carpet. The tack strips, which apparently had been installed as if they were a permanent fixture, had to come up. Mom said she just knew someone was going to step on one. Jamie agreed, and said someone was going to end up with tetanus. So, Jamie and Mom suited up and got to work.

tackstrip2

There were so many tack strips! With the “studs” driven directly into the concrete, it was a difficult job. Mom said she felt her hand getting stress fractures, like she had been boxing. (Don’t ask how Mom knows about boxing). Jamie was grateful for the goggles since a nail popped up and hit him in the eye, but he was protected.

I knew to keep my distance, probably because Mom kept hollering about me getting a nail in my paw. I wanted to stay with the humans, though, for moral support and encouragement.

keepdistance

After all the strips were up, everything had to be swept, vacuumed, and dusted. There was a lot of dust in the air. Jamie and Mom had their faces masked so as not to choke, and Jamie set up a fan as a vacuum for the air. I ran upstairs for a while at the sound of the shop-vac. Then, after everything noisy was over, I crept back downstairs and found a soft spot to lie down.

oldbed

Jamie and Mom put everything back into place. The whole ordeal was hard work and took a long time, but in the end, it was worth it.

Woof! Love, Maggie

4 thoughts on “8/7/15 Da Crew

  1. hitandrun1964

    You are such a good girl! You were there in case you were needed but you stayed on the side so that if anything happened you could run for help. You’re so clever Maggie:) Arf.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s