Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Love That Smell!

NEW CARPET!!!

My whole house smells brand new. I love that smell!
The installation took 7 hours. The guys did a fantastic job, too. Even if you try, you can't find the seams! When Matt got home, he and I rearranged the furniture and packed up some more stuff. I scrubbed doorframes, and Snapper cleaned the baseboards. All that has to be done upstairs now is tiling the bathroom floors, painting the bathroom cabinets, and doing a few paint touch-ups on doors and trim. Everything else is staged and ready to go! Of course, the tile is going to be the biggest project.

Anyhoo, I just want to say thank you again to our wonderful friend Brad, who bought the carpet for us. He even paid the extra fee to have the installers move all our furniture, and to haul the old carpet and pad away. Brad, you and Amy have given us such a wonderful gift, and we are deeply grateful.

Sigh! I'm so happy!

On a totally different note, both my kids gave me a reality check today. When I was playing on the Wii this afternoon, Pepper said, "Wow, Mommy, you play like an old grandma!"
Okay...
Then when Snapper was reading in the newly-staged office tonight, she told me I look like Mama Bear from the Berenstain Bears books.
Yikes...
When I questioned her about it, she realized how that sounded to me, and fumbled around trying to cover.
"Uh, uh, um...what I really meant was, ummmm, your eyes, uh, look like Mama Bear's eyes, you know, um, um, uh, when she closes her eyes, it looks like you when you close your eyes. Yeah! That's it!"
Nice try, kid! I'm not buying it.

What would the world be like if all people were as brutally honest as my children?

6 comments:

Stef said...

awesome!! what company did you use, if you don't mind sharing. Our house needs a few spots fixed where parts have parted and are coming up :(

Stef said...

haha! nevermind... looks like a friend did it for you :) I forgot about Brad (I don't know how, but I did!)

Kristin said...

I always tell me real estate clients that you'll never love your house as much as when you've ogtten it all ready to sell!

Southern Belle said...

That's great news...and your kids are adorable.

What would the world be like if all people were as brutally honest as my children?

Hopefully people would learn to take things less seriously...somehow I doubt they would though.

Tara said...

What a great gift!!!

I guess she was really saying you look like a Grandma Bear! So cute!!!

Lori said...

Ha! Gotta love kids. They sure keep us on our toes! My little girl compliments me every time I'm not wearing pj's or lounging clothes. "Mommy, you look beautiful!" Wonder if she's telling me something... like that I should get out of my pj's more often! ;)