Married to the Empire

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Phase 3: Put carpets and furniture back

The carpet guys came this morning to put the carpets back into place, steam clean them, and move our furniture back where it belongs.

Putting the carpet back:

Cleaning the carpet:

Moving furniture:

Clean living room carpets!

Clean bedroom carpet:

While they were already here, I asked the carpet guys to do a little repair work. A few years ago, one of our naughty cats (Ruf and I are still in disagreement as to who the guilty party is) knocked a hot iron off the ironing board when I'd stupidly walked away for a moment. We've had this lovely reminder for quite a while:

We had carpet remnants up in the attic, so I got some down, and the guy patched it up for me. He warned me that because our carpet is 8 years old, and the remnant is essentially still brand new, it wouldn't be perfect. I told him it's better than a melted iron shape! I think he did a pretty good job, and it was totally worth the extra $40:

The cats are still pretty annoyed with me, but they've been let out of their prison, otherwise known as the guest room. (They were totally ticked at me when I picked them up from the vet's yesterday. I was shunned, but as Ruf didn't take them to the bad place, he's still their hero.) They've been walking around the house and checking things out. I think they've been pretty confused by all of this.

While this whole process has been a royal pain in the butt, it only took 3 days. And it's done, so we no longer have this repair hanging over our heads. Besides, the house has received a super cleaning because of this. I vacuumed all the walls and baseboards yesterday, so the dust bunny colonies have been exterminated!

And my carpets look really pretty, too. :-)


AnneK said...

I do not remember the last time our carpets looked like this :(

Cathy VanPatten said...

Wow--big repairs that only took three days! I'm officially jealous now! LOL!

The place looks great. I'm sure you're very glad to have this episode behind you--and nice clean carpets to boot!

Modern Day Hermit said...

Oh wow, what a project!

Glad I found your blog, it's great reading!

Jen said...

A happy ending to a hard job....