Productive day again today. Got Mark off to work this morning. Steam cleaned the carpet in the family room. Between my husband and the dogs, it gets a little dirty. It looks so much better now. I then managed to get a good 3 hours of work in. Funny how one week can throw you so far off.
When Mark came home we made the decision that it was time to buy carpeting. We had been trying to hold off but we can't sell the house without replacing all the carpeting first. So we might as well enjoy it for a bit. There is very little padding in the family room and the carpet was laid on the cement slab so it's always cold down there (great during the summer, however we have the worlds supply of blankets down there). The stairs have lost all their fibers on the treads. The upstairs hallway has no padding left in the center, only as you get very close to the walls. In the two spare rooms the carpet is worn and doesn't have a lot of padding. And in the master, we have burnt orange/rust carpeting (everything else is beige). So we looked at Lowe's and talked with Mark's dad (he used to flip houses). One of my old associates from Circuit City has the hook up as his dad is a regional manager and can get us carpet at cost. So we'll be meeting with him in a few weeks to get things settled. I didn't realize there were so many choices! I'm hoping to move all the furniture in the master and paint the walls prior to the new carpeting going in. Im not sure what the former owners thought: rust carpet and Facebook blue walls.
After that we went to the jewelry store to look at anniversary gifts: a watch for Mark and an anniversary band for me. Hard to believe in June we will have been married for 5 years and together for 11.
Stopped by the nursery on the way home. Found a replacement lilac for the one in the front. It's hanging in there but looks pretty bad compared to the other two. I'm trying to find a place to replant it and give it a second chance. We also got another vine plant to climb the fence in back. Jodi I saw so many options for you. Have you thought of a butterfly bush?
Cookies are about to come out of the oven (chocolate chip). Mark got a movie tonight so it's date night in.
Happy Mother's Day to everyone on here. You're all mothers, no matter if it is to you own kids, kids you are caring for, to your pets and even to your husbands. Hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow. <3
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