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This post title isn’t creative or pun-ny, but it certainly describes what’s been in my head all weekend long. We have new carpet in the house!
While I was at class, the guys from Empire Carpet showed up and began in our primary bedroom. I came home to see piles of our ugly brown carpet on the front lawn (if you can call it a lawn – it’s really just a mess of crabgrass… but that’s for another day, and another post), and new carpet padding in our primary bedroom.
“!!!” No, really. I literally thought, “Exclamation point! Exclamation point! Exclamation point!” No words came into my brain at the sight of the ugly brown mess completely removed from the room. Just excitement. Because unless you’ve lived with dusty, 30-year-old nasty carpet, you simply can’t understand the relief I felt knowing it was only a matter of hours before I’d never see it again.
During all of this demo, certain heavy pieces of furniture needed to be moved around, which pretty much left our entire upstairs inaccessible until the job was done.
Scott and I also managed to get a few “need-to”s done while we were waiting for the Empire guys to finish up. I went to Orange and picked up some paint for the guest bedroom (posting soon!) while Scott washed his car and gave the dog a bath (we need to have a clean dog on clean carpet!).
So, in just a few hours, we had beautiful carpet in the primary bedroom, walk-in closet, and guest bedroom. The following is a short before and after combo to show you what a difference simply changing the carpet makes (and please excuse the mess; the installers move furniture, but bundle blankets in a wad on top of your bed).
Even Colby was pleased with our choice. In my keep-the-dog-off-the-clean-carpet state of mind, we wound up putting a large blanket (ok, it was a bed sheet) down under his bed where he normally sleeps. But true to form, Colby found a different spot and tested out the plush new surroundings.
I think he approves.