Not only was the floor lower around the edges than in the middle, it was softer, too. Back in those days, in this modest area, they didn't waste the good wood on the whole floor. They figured the middle section would be covered with a rug so the prime wood was only for the part that would peek out around the edges.
It just occurred to me that that may be the reason the floor settled differently, two different kinds of wood.
Floor Man and crew then put down plywood . . .
. . . on which will lie our Red Oak . . .
Well, yesterday was the day for the Red Oak to be delivered and come in and sit a spell and get to know us better before being nailed to this house for eternity.
Except that somebody ordered White Oak.
So now we wait. We wait for the wood and then we'll wait for Floor Man to find time to come back.
If she can be patient, I suppose we can be too.