What's under the carpet?

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Hardwood floors!

Bill began pulling up the wall-to-wall chocolate brown carpet in our home on Memorial Day last year - yes, folks, May 2005. It was lush and lovely and just a few years new in late 1987 when we moved in, but had become worn out after 18 years of wear and tear from 3 boys, 2 adults, and 3 cats.

Within a few weeks of on-and-off carpet removal, the living room, hallway, Bill's office (a spare bedroom), and most of my office (another spare bedroom) were devoid of carpeting and showing off the hidden hardwood floors. What remained was a rectangular piece of carpet in the storage area (closet) of my office. No more progress was made...

Until today! Yup, we (err, 99% Bill) removed the paper-filled drawers from 2 file cabinets, moved the cabinets off the carpet, stuck thick felt pads under the 4 corners of each to protect the hardwood floors (I did this part!), removed the piece of carpet and the padding, removed the carpet staples from the floor, cleaned the floor, moved the file cabinets back, and put the drawers into the cabinets.

All done! No more chocolate brown carpet.

Our master bedroom has wall-to-wall steel grey carpet. Because we added this room to the house, we know there is only plywood underneath. We have yet to decide what we want to do but we're in no hurry. [teasing sarcasm with a big smile!] Obviously...it's only been about 10 months. [/teasing sarcasm]

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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