Four years ago we replaced the carpeting in the living room and the vinyl in the dining room with wood flooring. My hubby and our friend did all the work, and it was hard work, too.
Well, now we’re going to replace the carpeting in the family room with the same wood floor. My husband is getting smarter and has decided to pay someone to install it. Figured it wasn’t worth the wear and tear of his body.
We’re in the process of moving all the furniture out of the family room so we can start removing the carpet (since we decided we could do THAT much). We have a
LOT of stuff in the
family room: bookcases of DVDs, books lying around (basically part of my TBR
pile), and general junk. Yeah, junk (we’ll see if that gets returned!). And
most of this stuff is dusty (hmmm… maybe I should dust more often? Nah…).
I’ll be glad when it’s all done. By then I’ll be packing for my trip to
and Dragon*Con. At least, my husband HOPES it will all be finished BEFORE I
But laying down a hardwood floor is not the only project in the books. All the trim outside hasn’t been painted since we moved in and the deck in the back needs cleaned and stained (which we DID do once, but man, what a mess we made). Because we’re basically lazy people (and maybe a little incompetent), we’re also hiring someone to do all that work. We found someone, too, but I have no idea when they’ll get to us. The rainy weather kind of put them behind schedule, but it’s been dry for the past week, so maybe they’re getting all caught up. I look forward to seeing the place get spiffyed up. And if I remember, I’ll take before and after pics.
Eventually, we’ll replace the upstairs carpeting, but I’m thinking the couch (in the family room) will be replaced first. My hubby kind of broke his end of it, although he seems fine with sitting there. I suggested we each get a huge chair instead of another couch and he likes the idea. And with the new flooring (and a new area rug), we’ll probably want something that looks better (newer).
Hey, in case any of you are interested, this Friday I’ll be a guest poster on
Romance University. I’m writing
about how to organize your writing using spreadsheets. Not sure if it’s useful
for anyone (I’m anal when it comes to spreadsheets), but I was asked to post
something. Pretty neat, huh? That I was ASKED. Anyway, I’ll post the link on
Friday (when I get it).
By the way, I did end up going to the Englewood Festival on Saturday and Boy Scout Troop 268 was still there, still selling their grilled corn on the cob, and it was still a buck an ear! The hubby and I each had two ears and man, were they gooooooooood!
So… Got any plans for the week? I expect to finish revisions of Blind Temptation AND the line edits for Ghostly Liaison. Fun, fun, fun! (And I mean it, too! J).