Monday, December 10, 2018

Regret or relief?

I'm not too sure whether I should be feeling relief right now or regret.  My husband and I are working on removing the old brown shag rug from our dining room (yes, I wore a dust mask!) and hope to get new laminate flooring installed.  Right now it looks pretty scary in you know what's hiding under your carpet?  I do, and it's not very nice! 

It looks like there is a bit of water damage at the edge under the bar, so we may have to pull up some of the particle board there and replace it - we'll be consulting an expert for an opinion on that issue.  Also, the bar looks like it was built after the carpet was installed, so I am having a hard time trying to get the tack strips up on that side of the room as well.  At least we got the bulk of it done today.

I know it will all be worth it in the end, but right now I am tired and sore from working all day and wish it was over already, or that we had waited to start until after the holidays.  At least tomorrow I can finish the clean up and get my Christmas decorations up - any maybe then everything will feel better.  And I'll sew.  I need to sew!

I hope your Christmas preparations are going well!  This is last year's tree.  This year's will look the same as it's artificial!  


Kathy E. said...

Be strong and get that shag carpet into the past generation where it belongs! In a few days, you'll be so happy it's gone and wonder how you ever lived with it! Happy Holidays!

VA said...

Oh, I remember how dirty our floor was after we pulled up our old carpet! I hope you like your new floor. I like having laminate but wished we'd gotten a better brand.