K cut the butcher block counter-tops today. We picked them up at Ikea this morning and then he cut.
But we got a late start. And we hadn't done our homework. While he cut, I went online to see how they should be treated. I remembered reading somewhere that the cut edges needed to be treated differently than the rest. Except, I couldn't remember where I read it or exactly what it said. The advice I finally found said the cut edges would need 4 coats of sealant. And each coat needs 4 hours in-between to dry. And the 3rd coat was due at 4 am. K said two coats would be enough. I insisted we follow the directions. He said, in that case, he would set an alarm and get up. I said, "don't be silly. I'll can do that much myself."
Except, I tend to ignore alarms. I hate being told what to do, especially by alarms. So I stayed up. Not too difficult. I had stuff to do - long neglected paperwork and paper organizing. And Borat was on HBO.
But now it's time to tend to my duty. And go to bed. K can do the 8 am coat.
Oh, and our fabulous plumber will be here at 9 complete the sink and dishwasher.
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