It turns out that there are only 3 layers of flooring and a subfloor put down over one of the linoleum layers. However, nobody actually bothered to repair the slope in any of those times and one included putting in a set of cupboards, such as they are. That would have been the perfect time to level the floor.
It started with ripping off the trim and finding out that the original lathe and plaster has simply been covered with old paneling and then wallpaper over that. I would love to replace the walls but it is so not the time for that right now. Hubby had hoped that the flooring hadn't been glued down, so it could be reused for now because it is in reasonably good shape. However, it was well glued down so the floor is just going over it. The first efforts had full 2x4's used to level things, but it was too uneven, so 4 foot lengths were used instead. It's been slow and painstaking to get it even, but slowly it is happening.
Will it be done before I get home from the hip replacement? I doubt it, however I have hopes that it will be finished or at least even when I start getting my mobility back.
It turns out that Kevin isn't the only cat to get into trouble. My kitty, Cat is so well behaved it's silly. He never gets into trouble, is polite yet full of personality. He is getting on in age, but once in a while he is still playful. After batting puzzle pieces around for a bit he did what he has always loved to do when a project is left in the open. He got comfortable for his evening nap.
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