Been some more busy times here at ProHo. We had a huge group of volunteers from James Madison University (JMU) in Virginia the week of Thanksgiving. For those of you giving my blog intense scrutiny, you might recall that not only did I have a group of volunteers from JMU last year at this time, but that was the first time I met/worked with Hannah (my future Miro co-work site manager extraordinaire). Anyway, this group helped us finish the bamboo flooring on the left side of the house and half of it on the left side. Thanks Dukes.
Also, Mr. Alvin brought us some crawfish so they could learn how to eat them and while he was teaching the group the methodology, I snuck in and ate almost a pound by myself ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Then drywallers came to Miro the week after Thanksgiving, so Read and I have been helping out Dan and Adam over on Laine. They’re also working on flooring so I’ve been doing bamboo flooring for like three weeks now (and I love it), which brings me to a concept I’ve been referencing this whole time: THE NO ZONE
The No Zone refers to size of the first piece of bamboo flooring to make sure than when it gets to the end, it won’t be less than 6 inches (a size generally agreed upon to small and weird-looking for a piece of flooring). You can find the No Zone by setting up your first row and figuring out the space left over after your last full piece. This will be the upper limit of your No Zone. Subtract 6 inches from this measurement to find the lower limit of your No Zone. The range between your lower and upper limits creates your No Zone, so be sure not to start your first piece of bamboo in it!
PS- Create your own “No Zone” mashup.