Anniversary activity

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Our 16th wedding anniversary is next Saturday. Instead of going away for the weekend, I said that I'd pefer to stay home and spend the money on replacing the carpet in the master bedroom with no-glue click-together linoleum flooring that looks like hardwood. We like doing things around the house together so this would be another project.

It's been a lot more work than I anticipated.

Bill started this week by visiting Home Depot to select a few boxes of linoleum planking to check out. After looking at colors that are a close-to-but-exact match to our existing real hardwood floors, we decided to select a color that was different enough that it didn't look like a mistake was made in trying to match colors. He took another trip to Home Depot for a few more boxes in different brands, types, and colors.

Yesterday morning after a lovely breakfast of pancakes and eggs, we (mostly he) pulled up the carpet, padding, and strips of upside-down nails (carpet tack strips) onto which the carpet was attached around the room's edges. I pulled a lot of staples out of the wood underfloor (with a sore right thumb to prove it!).

We then took a trip to Starbucks for Mocha Fraps before heading to Lowe's to checkout their linoleum flooring choices. We bought another 2 boxes (for 6 total now!) to test out at home.

We like both of these last 2 better than the first 4 and will probably go with the mahogany stain instead of the cherry stain. So this morning, we begin measuring... and measuring... and calculating how to best install the flooring considering the rectantular large closet on one portion of a wall that makes the room not fully rectangular.

Carpeting sounds better every time I think about the calculations and cost of making a mistake or two or three.

Oh, and then there's the decision whether to pull out the carpet inside the closet and put flooring down - or whether to leave to the carpet. And if flooring is put down inside the closet, should the entire 14-foot wide closet be emptied and the center support post (which holds the entire clothes-hanging structure together) removed or can the flooring be placed around the post? If emptied, where am I going to put my clothes for the next week or two?

Carpeting anyone? And tell the installers to put the new carpet around the post (so the closet doesn't need to be emptied)?

Bill is getting rid of the old carpet and padding at the dump in San Leandro right now.

[sarcasm] I must remember that it was my idea to do this instead of going away for a weekend... [/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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