This morning, we returned the drum sander to Home Depot and rented an edger to complete the sanding of the library floor. The edger was more difficult to use than the drum sander. It required me to walk along the wall, bent over, in order to be able to see what I was doing. Consequently, I am exhausted and my back is killing me!
After dinner, I will make a final treatment to the floor, in preparation of the application of polyurethane tomorrow. I will vacuum thoroughly one more time, then wipe down the entire floor with mineral spirits. This will remove the remaining sanding dust and anything else on the floor. Then tomorrow morning, all I will have to do it get up and start applying the polyurethane!