The house we bought was built around the turn of the last century. Hardwood floors (yes!). But, the floors upstairs were hidden under 25-year-old carpet. 540 pounds worth, according to the scales at the dump.
The carpet is gone, we are having the floors upstairs refinished.
What does that have to do with ninjas, you ask?
You don’t have boys, do you?
David: “Ooooh, we can have a NINJA HOUSE!”
David: “Yeah, if there’s no creaks, we can be ninjas and no one will hear us coming!”
Mama: “Oh, I hadn’t thought of that. Hmmm…”
David: “Maybe he could leave a creaky board in front of my room that just I know where it is…so I can step over it but the bad guys will make it creak…yeah! Cool!”
Not to mention little brother and sisters. Ahem.