The crews got the tile job done today, so we are off to Humbolt to start a 650-foot install; we prefer to let them sit a few days after the install just to make sure the floor does not move. The RH is so high right now that it makes me nervous to install; we are at 98 degrees and 88 percent RH-not the best of times to install. I've got an off feeling about the subfloor, so we will coat the subfloor with poly to slow down the movement.  It is a job to add on to the work that is already there, but it will be easy to do, so not a big deal.

I had a guy ask if we need help and the truth is we will soon. My worker Ben is going to Great Lakes Navel Base for his new chapter in life, and Eathan is going back to school to start law enforcement. I am glad they are making smart changes to their lives. The only thing that makes me nervous is the man who called has had a rough life and spent some time in county jail. I am always ready to give a hand up and a second chance, but I do need to think this one out.

Wayne Lee

Wayne Lee worked for a sanding machine manufacturer for 24 years before starting his own wood floor and tile contracting business, Cardinal Hardwood & Tile, full time in 2008. In 2013 he began working as business development and technical advisor for Middle Tennessee Lumber. Wayne has taught thousands of students at wood flooring schools and has his Craftsman, Master Craftsman, Vanguard and Ambassador degrees from the NWFA. He is based in Springville, Tenn., where he lives with his wife of 30 years, two daughters, one dog and three barn cats.