We set up a place to do the cutting of the short ends on my dining table using my cutting mats. So far, so good. They snapped off pretty easily.
Before we could get to work we had to put down some of the under layer. It wasn't as easy as we thought. It was like wrestling an octopus. It was slippery and rolled the wrong way to be able to just give it a kick. It bunched up and wouldn't lay flat. I was not amused.
The long cuts were done outside. It was drizzly but warm. It made a ridiculous mess. The Mister and the deck were covered in whatever that is those planks are made of and we only had three planks to cut. I had to scrub the deck off when we were done.
After about 6 hours we didn't even have one row officially down. Why you might ask? We couldn't figure out how to snap the planks together so they would lock in and stay that way. We read the directions over and over. We watched a zillion videos and couldn't figure it out to save our lives.
To make matter worse we had just decided to throw in the towel with the whole smelly stove thing. After 45 minutes of being on hold for the hundredth time and getting nowhere we decided to take the loss, have it hauled out and just buy another brand. It's pretty clear Frigidaire has no intention of doing anything but running out the clock on our warranty and I don't want my house filled with anymore fumes. I had a headache for three days after the last time.
I'm pretty sure yesterday was our lowest point ever with this whole kitchen thing. If I could go back in time and get my old kitchen back I would do it in a heartbeat. It might have been ugly and outdated but there was a lot of love in that room.