Why'd Youse Tear Out the Carpet Anyways? Was it Broked?

Our old neighbor-ladies wanted to know why we got rid of all that perfectly good dog-stained carpet in the house (they saw it sitting outside for the garbage people to pick up). Francis, who had a carton of Marlboro Lights next to her, asked me if there was something wrong with the carpet. I didn't know exactly how to answer because I didn't want to say, Yes, the carpet was super ugly and smelly and then have her say that she has the exact same carpeting or that she was best friends forever with the previous owner. I also didn't want to sound frivolous or like we were ripping it up to increase the value of the house because we don't plan on sticking around forever. I think I said something like, Oh, we just love hard wood floors so much!

Three guys from Mambo Movers did most of the packing and unpacking for us. I highly recommend them, but only if you yourself can refrain from carrying boxes, etc. It's difficult to stand there in the shade while they trek in and out of a hot truck with your precious little boxes of crap. So if you're going to hire movers, go to the swimming pool while they unload. Except you can't really do that because they won't know where to put anything. The other option would be to put your arm in a sling. That way, you couldn't possibly pick anything up.

We painted the bedroom all day Sunday and we sweated off ten pounds each. I think Shawn worked harder--he scrubbed the hardwood floor about three times and it was still dirty. Here is our bedroom before we moved in the furniture. Please note the beautiful painting job:


Shawn also installed the ceiling fan, a job that he looked up on the Web to discover that it was of "intermediate" difficulty. If you look to the right of the picture, you'll see where we ripped out an entire closet and you can also see the little built in shelves on the side for storing sweaters, shoes, and various dildos. (WHAT?). The wall color looks much mintier here than it does in real life. I'd also appreciate it if you'd note the floors which used to have the carpet on them that we wastefully tore out to have those dusty hardwood floors revealed.

Comments

Anonymous said…
i love it. that color is "rad"! great work.
-tara
Aimee said…
Now Shawn wants to add a fireplace...And wallpaper the closet...And paint the shelves orange...
Liz said…
Orange shelves...okay...

Maybe you should have saved remnants of the pee-stained carpet to line the shelves

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