We’ve been having a few issues with things for our floor, like carpet and tile. We trot off to the tile store, find tile we like, order it and it won’t be in for a few months. That’s pretty much not going to work for us. Trot off to another tile store, find a tile we like order it, get a phone call on Tuesday stating that they can’t register the color that we want, it’s not in their system. Well, it’s in OUR system, dammit. Of course by the time we got the message the ordering dude was gone for the day. Next day Sweet Husband calls again and yakkity yak yak, we’re back on track. (That’s catchy, should be on a shirt).
Carpet time!! The tattooed dude shows up in his souped up Camaro, (not that I’m judging, I’m simply painting a picture) to measure for the carpet. Once the carpet folks get the final measurements they are to call us so we can give them $$$, then they call to set up a date to install in our now fully empty cavernous echoy rooms. Unless you count the living room, that’s where everything is deposited from the once full rooms. I can hardly type there’s so much crap in here. You know how a remodel project is. We’re doing that room, we might as well do this room and this room and this room. So two bedrooms, the hallway and the westwing are getting carpet. yike$! Anyhoo, they don’t call when I’m told they are supposed to call. Therefore while we are out over the weekend, we stop in to see “what’s the haps”. Did you know that everyone who is doing a home improvement project in the free world was in this particular store at the same time as we were? I may have unwittingly seen some of you there. Those fellow home improvers brought all of their cars too, and their screaming children and a few dogs and their own individual brand of impatience. It was freakin insane. When it was my turn to not be ignored in the carpet department I was told that they were out of the carpet that we selected. Oh really? But what came out of my mouth was, “That’s a complete load of crap.” Out of the corner of my eye I saw Sweet Husband just walk away. Sometimes, just sometimes, my mouth is faster than my brain and I can’t stop what comes out. I did apologize to the nice frightened woman who, oddly enough, left me alone to find my own new selection of carpet.
A couple of days later, with my new choice in hand, I stopped in to the home improvement store to give them $$$ for the carpet. They actually have this one in stock and we are being carpeted this very day. I think I will work off premise today. It will all be better in the end, if it’s not better, it’s not the end.
This might be close to the color of tile were getting. Good thing we don’t mind surprises. If I squint and don’t have my glasses on I kind of like it.