Carpet goes in tomorrow (bedrooms and upstairs hallway). CANNOT wait to see it all done. It's amazing what a difference the hardwoods make in updating the feel of the house... pictures truly do it no justice, but there will be more to come. :)
And, I just want to state publicly that I am so very happy I married Matt. Besides the fact that I'm crazy for him, he is sooooo handy. I mean, truly, he never ceases to amaze me with the things he can do. Exhibit A: he wired a 220-volt outlet for our dryer by reading something online. And then, he just did it (after a trip to Ace Hardware and then another to Home Depot and another to Lowe's... gotta love when they have every amp circuit but the one you need). Exhibit B: the dryer still doesn't fit in the closet (one inch people, one freaking inch). After a lot of deliberating, our only solutions are to remove the doors and hang a curtain (eh...) or to cut a hole in the house at the exact, precise measurements where we can push the dryer directly to the vent and not need any hose or other contraption. This makes me very nervous. Or, we could re-frame the wall and extend the closets out further... that sounds like a lot of fun, huh. So, I think Matt is going to spend Saturday cutting a hole into our house for a new dryer vent. Please pray for us. Ohhhhh, and we have mold in our return plenum and trunk, so more money later, we'll be replacing that! But, other than those things, so far so good... one day at a time.