Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Almost Home

Tomorrow we will close on our new home! It feels like everything is happening too fast and too slow all at the same time. We've been trying to pack everything for the move, scheduling contractors, and buying materials pretty much nonstop for the past week and a half.

We had found a great deal on laminate flooring a week or so ago at Carpet Mill, but decided not to buy our carpet through them because their salesman was such a creep. We decided to go ahead and purchase the laminate flooring that we had put a down payment on because we really got it for about 60% off the normal price. When we finished paying for it yesterday, I spoke to the manager and complained about the salesman who had lied to us, tried to over charge us by $2,000, and then told me we were "cheap" because we didn't want to pay an outrageous price for padding to go under the laminate floors. She wasn't surprised and told me that he no longer worked for them.

We bought our carpet today at Carpet Exchange where we met a very nice salesman. After getting to know him a little yesterday and today, we wound up convincing him to attend the church we've been trying out for a couple of months now. So he and his family are going to meet us there this Sunday!

He also gave us confidence to try and install the laminate floors ourselves. So we're going to give that a try. It could save us about $450 or so in labor costs. I guess we will be weekend warriors this week. Between now and next Wednesday we pretty much have to wash everything in the house, paint everything, tear up the old tile and carpet, and install the new laminate floors. We will probably only have about 6 full actual work days when Daniel isn't working. Wish us luck!

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