Mon, Aug 12th
We are ready for carpet! Our guy called and said he had to finish up a job and so instead of coming today he would come tomorrow (Tuesday).
Tuesday, Aug 13th
Our carpet guy came. Yippee!
He and his teenage sons were able to lay the carpet padding out everywhere up stairs. So exciting to be at this point.
Wednesday, Aug 14th
Our carpet guys were able to get the carpet done upstairs. Love our new family room! This morning it actually brought tears to my eyes to see it coming together so nicely. We have not had carpet for 3 years! We had carpet in our last house that we lived for 2 years but the previous house that we lived for 4 years we again did not have carpet. To say we have missed having carpet is an understatement! When picking out the carpet I brought home the 3 samples I liked the most. Then as a family we picked. Everyone picked my #3 choice. I thought it had a little too much black flakes where I liked the other 2 better because they were brown not black. I was afraid this carpet would look too gray and I think it does but no one else seems to mind and frankly at this point it is what it is. It will grow on me!
When the carpet guy went to lunch I went up stairs to check it out. We have one seam in our family room. I guess when he was stretching it the seam came apart. You can totally see it! I wanted him to fix it but Kory says it will be fine once we move all the furniture upstairs. But seriously..... I think it needed to be fixed. Before the carpet guy left for the night his wife stopped by. She immediately asked her hubby why the seam was so visible? He explained how it had ripped apart and he had to put it back together. Both him and Kory said it would be no big deal. But us women, we know better! I'm sure it will "look" fine when all the furniture is upstairs but Im betting this will be the first place that starts showing the wear and tear on the carpet. Lucky for me later that night our carpet guy texted saying he wanted to fix it. He's going to re-do the seam with a new piece of carpet. He'll be coming back next Monday.
Saturday, Aug 17th
We have decided that when our carpet guy comes back next Monday we are going to have him lay carpet in the one bedroom that is finished downstairs. And so Thurs/Fri we moved the girls up stairs and had to find new spots to put our food storage that was under their beds.
Saturday morning the girls and I cleaned the room, we swept, vacuumed, wiped down the walls and baseboards and washed the window and blinds. It's going to be a brand new bedroom! Cant wait to see what it looks like with carpet next week.
While the girls and I were cleaning Kory and Hunter installed the upstairs toilet.
Then they worked for a few hours installing the rest of water lines and connecting them all together.
We had to make a quick run to Lowes to get more since we had run out. It seemed like it took all day long to get this simple project done.
Once everything was connected we turned the water back on and we are now proud to announce that we have 2 working toilets and 2 working bathtub/showers. The upstairs bathroom even has a door! It has been months now that all 7 of us have been sharing one bathroom with a blanket hung up for the door. This next week is going to feel amazing having 2 bathrooms and getting ready for school. We don't have a vanity or sink yet but it's coming..... Kory's hoping to get it built this week so we can install it this weekend.
The kids are LOVING this new area to play in. They bring out every single barbie paraphanilia, lay it all out and play "Barbie". Brayden was a good sport and played with his sisters too. We are all loving the upstairs. Can't wait to get the carpet fixed so we can move our couches and everything else upstairs and make it our "liveable" area. It is going to be so, so nice!