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!"
Then when Snapper was reading in the newly-staged office tonight, she told me I look like Mama Bear from the Berenstain Bears books.
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?