We spent the weekend de-Christmasing the place, and watching some football. I'm recovering from a cold (a bit more slowly than I prefer, sadly), so I'm trying to rest a little in between bouts of panicky we've-got-to-get-X-done! I'm not really succeeding at this.
I'm sort of panicky for a reason. Soon, we're going to get a new floor for the main part of the house: family room, kitchen, playroom, computer room, music room, hallway. The entire downstairs of the house, minus the bathroom, which we hope to tile one day.
We think we've found the right kind of flooring. We're going for high-end laminate versus hardwood, since laminate will withstand children a little bit better, and it's cheaper. Money is so so so tight, but we've been planning this project for a little while and have the funds to do just this, plus eat, for the next year. The peopleguys who will install this are also inexpensive-r than our other quotes.
However. The Laminate Installation Peopleguys are cheaper because they won't do as much moving around our
I can't even quite bring myself to call them to actually set up the appointment, because I'm paralyzed with fear at the thought of emptying our zillions of bookshelves and
I saved every. single. shipping box. we received during the holidays--the better to schlep
So I am making a Plan (my husband loves it when I make a PLAN!). I'm going to call the peopleguys today and get on the schedule. I think knowing WHEN this will happen will
I also will pick up a dust mask or two while we're out today (in the frigid cold), because I really don't want to be sidelined by all of the dust mites. I'm planning to actually go out of town (where?) while the peopleguys are working if I can, especially during the carpet removal process.
This is really a wonderful thing, paralyzed though I am. No carpet will be SO MUCH better for my allergies. We'll have area rugs, but it will still be a huge improvement. Things will look nicer, too. I'm so disgusted with our carpet and will be glad to see it gone for good. And I'll get an opportunity to downsize our
I feel so much better actually just writing this down and making a Plan. :o) And now, on to my regularly scheduled morning, featuring half-clothed children (guess who?) and Star Wars (I know, already) and a trip to the office supply store and post office for the Flat Ryan Project. The first batch of Flat Ryans is going out today. (By the way, this project is already off to an incredible beginning! I'll write an update soon.) And then history and taekwondo and probably some other adventures (such as beginning my grand Plan) this afternoon!