Monday, March 28, 2016

More changes

More household changes ahead.  Another little renovation is going to happen.  Ughh, this house is a money pit but I keep telling myself it will be worth it in the end. (Hope, hope, hope).   I want to get rid of the carpet on the main floor.  It's just not dog friendly and I'm sick of it.  I researched and researched, compared prices, and stressed and stewed over the decision.  It's such a huge investment and you have to live with it for years.  And then this morning I drove to the city and loaded the back of the Equinox.  I had 25 cases jammed in there.  And don't let the size of each box fool you - they are heavy.  So heavy in fact, and all sliding to the back that I worried all the way home on the highway that that back latch might give way and all my floor would be spread across the highway!
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There it is, my retirement savings. Lol.  But I got lucky when it was time to drag it in the house.  I carried one box in and went to get another and a man was walking by with his dog.  He handed me his dog leash, told me to watch his dog and he just started carrying it all in.  Imagine!!  Nice huh
I didn't even mind the dirty foot prints.  I had 25 of those heavy boxes and only had to carry one  So in about 2 weeks I will have a nice light maple floor
Some of the dark woods are gorgeous but the front of my house is kind of dark so I thought this would brighten it up a bit.  

14 comments:

  1. Awesome! I can't wait to see the results. It will be much easier to clean and will update your home. I like the color. Dark floors show more dust!

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  2. Very, very nice!! And what a sweet man... Your new floor is going to look awesome!

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  3. You have very nice people in your area! I think your floor will be fabulous.

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  4. Soon pretty you will live being rid of the carpet
    Cathy

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  5. You will love it! So much easier with animals.

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  6. As Marly said, you're very lucky to have nice neighbors. Boy is Abby going to be in for a big suprise when she finds she can't get traction with her initial burst of energy. You might want to be a little careful yourself at first to be sure you don't slip. But no doubt it will be beautiful!!!!

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  7. The joys of home ownership :)
    Your new floor will be wonderful. It will give the living area a totally different look. I have hardwood throughout the house and love it.
    Be sure to share lots of pictures.
    Hugs,
    Lauren

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  8. Oh. I think will look awesome Kim, can't wait.Blessings Francine.

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  9. Way to go girl... You will love the hard wood floor. I love mine. I ripped out all the wall to wall carpets out years ago and never regretted it. We went the cheaper way and installed oak parquet floors. It was the right choice for us.
    I'm sure Abbey will love little area carpets to lie on.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  10. How nice Kim, and what a very sweet man to lift those for you.
    It will look so nice when it is finished. Are you going to do it yourself?
    You will be so happy with it.

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  11. Wow! You busy girl :) That floor is going to look fabulous. I love hardwood flooring. So much better than carpet.
    Abby will indeed be surprised and first. She will need to take it slow. :)
    Can't wait to see the new floor.
    Take care, Janet W

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  12. That is going to be awesome! Are you doing that project yourself?!?! (I mean, aside from Abby's help)

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  13. Sounds exciting...are you installing it yourself??? We have wood floors too - love them!

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  14. It's going to look nice Kim! What a nice guy to help you. It's good to know there are still some nice people out there!

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