The Carpet Man Cometh

Today we're getting carpet in the basement!

If this seems rather sudden, that's because it is - I really wasn't expecting to get the carpet in this quickly.

Derek and I have been working pretty hard on the basement the past month or so, because we wanted it to look as finished as possible before our party. We ended getting everything finished that we wanted to - I decided on paint colors and painted our bedroom and the living room area, Derek got the doors in, he varnished and hung up the trim and window frames, he laid the tile, and we were able to get it pretty clean-looking before last weekend.

So really, the only thing left to do was the carpet. The week before last we had a consult with the carpet lady and decided on what carpet we wanted, and she placed the order. She said it would take about two weeks for it to come in - so I was assuming it would take at least another week after that to get the installation guys to actually put it in.

But late last week, Derek made the announcement that the guy would be here today to install the carpet! He was sweet enough to finish clearing out the basement and vacuum the floor thoroughly over the weekend, and here we are, about a week and a half after placing the order.

I'm thrilled to be getting the carpet in so quickly, but I hate having to hang around the house all day when they're here doing the work. It just feels weird - like my house isn't my own, because there's a stranger working downstairs, and I don't feel like I can do most things I would normally do around the house.

I mean, I'm not going to do a workout video or take a shower with a stranger downstairs, you know? And it's almost cruel to bake, because then he'll have to smell the sugary goodness while he's working down there. I guess I could rent soem movies or something, but then I feel like I'm wasting a whole day. At the same time, I don't want to leave the house - someone should be here while he's working. It's a no-win situation.

I'm already trying to think about what I need to do to start moving stuff down there though. There are a ton of things that must be organized and cleaned out before we can start moving furniture. Like my nightstand, for example. It's scary, people.

I also have several DIY projects that need to be completed before my vision for the rooms comes together. Derek finished the basement, now it's my job to decorate and organize it. And I'm starting to realize just how much work that's going to take.

Oh boy.

Well, I'll shoot a video tour of the basement once the carpet guy is finished and I'll share it on here soon - then I can begin the trial-an-error project of decorating the place.

There are many blog posts of this process just waiting to be written! How exciting. I hope you're all ready for them! Aha!



P.S. Congratulations to Melanie, who just announced on her blog that she is pregnant! So happy for you, Melanie!
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Chloƫ said...

Fun day! Can't wait to see pictures.

Okay, and I don't know that I've ever fully understood how your house will work out, so why are you moving out of the upper portion of the house? And what will you do with it now? I love that you're finishing the basement, I just don't understand what's going on with the rest of the house, LOL!

Brittney Galloway said...

Ooh, that's exciting! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Jennifer said...

I know how you feel about having the workers around, I always hate when that sort of thing happens. I always feel so awkward and stressed, and I hate feeling like that in my own home! One time the dish network guys came at supper time, I felt so bad eating in front of them. I felt like I should offer them a plate or something! My hubby said to leave them alone though. ;)

Amber Hansen said...

Yay! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Rebecca Louise. said...

Full steam ahead! Look forward to the videos.

Rachel and John said...

I'm super excited for all things decorating! Do you plan to move down there ASAP? Are you going to rent out the top of your house?

Melanie said...

Oh I know what you mean..when someone is in your house doing that type of work..it makes a person feel like they are being held hostage!!!! I hope your able to get something accomplished!! Can't WAIT to see how its all looking!!

PS ~Thanks for mentioning me and our exciting news!! :-D Made my day to see that!!

Anne said...

that is so fun! I can't wait to see your decorations because I still have many parts of my house that need decorated - so maybe I can steal some of your ideas :)

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Heather said...

So exciting!! I don't like having workers in my house either...it's weird. lol!

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