I’ve decided that since most likely we’ll be in this house for awhile longer that I’m going to make the best of it. I’m going to do things myself to this house that will make it more my style and make me feel better about it. I can’t move across country today, so I’ll have to give it some time and see how we feel in about six months. Sometimes I lack patience, and everyone knows you need patience to survive life, so I’m going to learn some patience too.
One of the things that’s been bothering me about this house is the carpet. As I mentioned before, on Saturday I decided to rip up the carpet in our office. It was really old and worn. I am a little bit of a germophobe too, and I cleaned that carpet numerous times but it just wouldn’t make it. Up it came.
I really wanted to just refinish the hardwoods underneath, but they were in such bad shape that we couldn’t do it. We went to Home Depot, purchased some luaun, and I’m going to be putting that underneath the new laminate flooring. Truth be told, I’m not a big fan of laminate, but it fits our budget, and real hardwood I couldn’t install myself, not to mention the damage my two Labrador retrievers would do to it.
It’s baby steps, and I need to remind myself of that. Eventually this house will be just how I want it, and I can be pleased. I’ll post pictures of my new office once it’s done. Hopefully I’ll be able to purchase a new tv stand for in there too!