Mater was actually giddy as he was taken to doggie day care, otherwise known as Disney World for Dogs, while the floor was being finished. And no, as a bonus, they wouldn’t take Jensen for the day. Pity.
Late this afternoon, I arrived home to discover my beautiful new flooring:
The first thing the kids did was to throw on a pair of socks and take off across the room. I fooled them. I ordered the flooring with TEXTURE so as to avoid any broken bones. Or heirlooms.
I am absolutely thrilled with the results and am already searching Fiddledaddy’s pockets for spare change so that I can save up for Phase 2, which will rid me of the cheap linoleum in the kitchen.
Our only issue is that we learned we can no longer scoot furniture across the room when it’s time to rearrange. Even with those little discs that you place under the legs and feet of heavy pieces. Our basic mode of furniture relocation in the past has been the fine art of shoving.
Our floor installer guy is set to come back in the morning with some sort of furniture moving contraption and help us lift everything into place. But because the one gift that neither of us were blessed with is patience, Fiddledaddy set off to Lowes to procure furniture moving straps.
He brought them home and presented them to me. Blink. Blink. “What the heck am I suppose to do with those?”
He read me the instructions which frankly, all I heard was blah, blah, blah, 45 degree angle, blah, blah, blah, knees bent, blah, blah, death may occur, blah, blah, blah.
Fiddledaddy opted first to move the entertainment center. With the television still astride. All I managed was a hernia.
Next we tried the smaller sofa. We made it about 2 feet, and then discovered that the entertainment center impeding our progress and would have to be moved first.
This is when the furniture straps went back into the box to be returned to Lowes.
Now the only occupants of the family room is the dog crate, the dog, and one lonely artificial tree. I’ll post pictures when I have the room all together again. And I’m determined to make that crate look like it belongs in there. It could end up adorned with a lava lamp and some picture frames.
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!