Monday, July 25, 2011

Gorgeous Weekend and I Spent it Inside

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Finally, finally, finally some gorgeous weather and I spent it inside.  We, the Seattle area, have experienced 351 minutes of summer.  Prior to this last weekend that number was 78 minutes, so the weekend really helped.  What do these numbers mean, you ask.  Summer = 80〫or higher.  Today we might break a low temperature record.  No wonder I've decided to move back to Tucson.  

It's because of that decision to move back to Tucson that I spent the weekend inside.  I mentioned in an earlier blog that I have to take up the rest of the carpeting in my house and that's what I was doing.

It took me most of Saturday to remove the carpeting in the master bedroom.  I was able to finish it Sunday morning then spent the rest of the day on the living room.  

With carpeting

Without carpeting

Removing the carpeting is easy, it's getting the tacking strip, nails and staples up that takes so much time.  I kept a large piece of carpeting to put down for my dog to walk on and be able to sleep on at night.  I'm kind of wishing I'd done this a long time ago since I really like how it looks without the carpet.  Oh well, I'll enjoy it while I can.  The pictures make the room look long and skinny and it's actually quite large...almost twice as large as the pictures show.  

The "For Lease" sign isn't even up yet and I got a call for someone to look at the house today.  On one hand I was glad for the call, and on the other, I wasn't.  Because someone wanted to look at it, I had to stop what I was doing or going to do as I hadn't started yet on more carpet removal, and clean house.  

They were supposed to arrive at my house at 4:00 so I loaded my dog into my car and we took off.  We got back around 4:00 and parked across the street and by 4:20 nobody had shown up.  I called my property manager and she suggested I give it a few more minutes then go home.  I drove around the block, pulled into my garage and as soon as the door closed they arrived.  Believe it or not, they never looked in the garage so they had no idea we were there.  

Before I close and get back to carpet removal, I want to apologize for not commenting on your blogs.  I haven't even had time to read them let alone comment and I'm missing all of your adventures.  Bear with me and I'll have some time to get caught up one of these days.

Missing reading your blogs,



  1. Floor looks better without the carpet.

  2. That is just too funny...that you were in the garage. Who wouldn't check out the garage also?

  3. We have a home that we need to pull up carpet in - the thought of is has been daunting. Thanks for giving us courage! We will plan on tackling it in the fall...

  4. I need to do the same thing in my townhouse and have been putting if off for years. There is no nice floor under the carpet though... so I'll have to put down something but haven't decided what. It won't be long before you're out of the house and gone. Sounds exciting.

  5. You floors are so beautiful. I love real hardwoods.
    good luck with the lease people

  6. I like it better without the carpet too!..looks much bigger!!

  7. So lucky that the floors were in such great shape under the carpet. We had to redo our hardwood and it was a lot of work. There were moments when we thought about just throwing in the towel and calling in the flooring professionals. The hardwoods will really add to the appeal of the house. Good job.