When we heard that we could save $700.00 on the cost of new carpet installation, if we removed all of the old carpet in the basement ourselves, Charlie got to work.
$700.00? Heck, that will cover the cost of ... well, not a new kitchen but at least half of a riding lawnmower. Which we'll also need to purchase unless we decide to continue the trend of not cutting the grass and allow our property to take on the full "Natural Look" in 2011.
All day today and tomorrow, we're planning to finish painting the basement in preparation of the new carpet that will be installed on Tuesday. We suspect that the 1,400 square feet of orange shag will be removed the next day. Which we'll haul to the dump, laughing all the way.
It's hard to believe this house is coming together.
I CAN ACTUALLY SEE IT HAPPENING.
There is still so much to do (closets, garage, laundry room, bathrooms, kitchen, yard), but the boxes that have been filling our garage for the past three months will soon be moved in! and unpacked! and we can get organized! and there are no words to sufficiently capture my excitement about it all!
Gloria, in Excelsis Deo!!