Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The only reason a great many American families don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments. ~ Mad Magazine

I'm waiting for a carpet consultant to arrive so we can start the process of getting new carpet laid in our house.  Isn't it sad when existing carpet is of such good quality it still has a lot of life left to it but its ability to lie flat on the floor is gone?  The previous owners of this house, who were the original owners from when our house was built in the late 1950s, had the carpet stretched before we moved in here and there was just a slight hump in the living room carpet.  Now, after walking over it for a little over a year, the humps and bumps are everywhere.  So...since we have a friend from Portland due to arrive in two weeks, we decided it's about time we get some new carpet.  And time for me to get the guest room in order as well.  When we first moved here it was our daughter's bedroom.  When she moved out it converted into our grandsons' play area.  They have a big Rubbermaid storage bin in there with their toys and Cooper's legion of garbage trucks and box of junk mail he loves to play Mail with.  When they're here they spend time playing with their Star Wars light sabers and pirate swords in there.  Nothing to hit, nothing to break.  We have a big mostly-empty old-fashioned rec room in the basement large enough for them to play field hockey in but will they play down there?  No, not unless I stay down there with them.  It's "scary".   Well, once the guest room is set up and decorated there will be no more Star Wars or Pirates played in there.  Grandma is only so tolerant.


Anita said...

Funny Mad Magazine quote. :)

The very best wishes to you in changing out the carpet. Household maintenance requires hope and a prayer!

I'm sure the boys will adjust to Grandma's changes. :)

*Reading Between the Lines* said...

Hope your carpet redo works out the way you want.
I grew up in a house with mostly polished wood floors....
Do you think there is any nice wood under the carpet? Maybe a treasure to be found. 8~)
Take care & thanks for posting.
P.S. Scary basement...LOL

LC said...

Loved the Mad Magazine quote. And about walking on the speed bump in your carpet for a year--It doesn't seem possible that you have been in your new location on the continent for a year.

I can remember when I first read your intriguing post about mason bees in your Portland days.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for putting a smile on my face. Blessings.