Tuesday, March 21, 2006

What a busy day or two it has been.  I never had time to get around J-Land last night.  Thank heavens for a quiet Tuesday evening and a day off tomorrow...yeah!  I think I've made it around to most of the journals but usually end up forgetting a couple.

On Sunday evening, the carpet girl called and wanted to stop in after I got home from work last night with samples which will fit without a seam.  Of course, she was later than expected this time so it sort of shot the whole evening.  The sample is really lovely...sort of the shade of the darker tan on my tag...a bit darker than that, though, because it's a heavy traffic room.  It has subtle, tweedy shades in it.  It can be put in as early as next Wed. if I get my closet cleaned out.  The biggest closet we have is in the familyroom and it is loaded.  That will be my chore for tomorrow.  I'm sort of excited because I find all sorts of treausres deep within the closet that I forgot I even had.

I'm still in a bit in sticker shock and have OCD a little bit on this.  My main concern is that I may not be in this house for more than a couple of years.  My finances are not cooperating with owning a home.  My idea was just to replace the carpet with a cheap version that looked good when I sell it.  The carpet I got is more for a long term investment.  I guess it is, though.  But I do need carpeting.  The previous homeowner installed the carpeting that is in here now.  Good carpeting; bad installation.  It's pulled away from the wooden tackboard by the ceramic tile at the entrance.  It's fraying and getting worse.  So the deal is done.  Move on, Chris.

I really, really want a new patio door into my diningroom.  It was installed impropery and is so fogged you can't see through it.  It's a huge door; not standard.  It will cost far too much but sheesh, it's my dream to view the scenery out of it.  Well, the Lord knows my needs so I'll be patient.

My BF is getting ready to move into his posh new pad...LOL...sounds a little cockney, doesn't it?

He took me to Boscov's, a  dept. store, and let me pick out a new t.v. stand.  Wow, it's gorgeous!  I was going more cheapo but he gave me two super nice ones to choose from.  He's getting the t.v. at Sears tomorrow.  They will hold it until the carpet is done.  I'm thinking I need a new coffee table.  I think he is also.  I'll have to take some pics of my new improved familyroom.  I'll do before and afters......

I've changed the sidebar again...found a graphic on a site that looked sort of smoldering. It's off a foreign web site...lol...I have no idea what the word means that is flashing on there.  Hope it's not a bad one.  And, bad boy, Colin Farrell, who by the way, I think Becky's old BF, Danny looks like.  That's another story for another day.

It's spring and cold in western Pa.  We are expecting a little bit of snow tomorrow.  I want some some and warmth already.

Have a great evening!



jckfrstross said...

New carpet woohoo :) can't wait to see the pics of the new room. Enjoy your day off :)


dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  If you need a little more snow, Deb and I will send you some of ours.  Stay warm,  David

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I too am ready for the warm weather....Sounds like you had a fun time shopping.  Am looking forward to seeing the before and after photos.  Get some rest....smiles.  TErryAnn.

shayshaydc said...

I know you are excited about your new family room!!! I would be to!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic

am4039 said...

sounds like fun shopping and finishing the room off. Have a wonderful day.

debbiewebb4465 said...

LOL at posh new pad ~ quite cockney ~ very cockney would be "posh new gaff" LOL. If you want anymore cockney I'm your girl ;-)
The new carpet sounds great ~ would love to see before and after pics....take care.
much love ~x Debbie x~


lv2trnscrb said...

I liked how you changed your sidebar, Chris. It looks good. Enjoy the new carpet once it gets installed!

hope Wednesday goes well for you


xxroxymamaxx said...

Actually, I have heard the word Pija.  Spanish and my friend Sergio says it means spoiled brat in Mexico but in other translations can mean something else...a bad word. lol  We will take it as the Mexican version for you Chris. : )  

We had new carpet put in a few years ago and I picked a color that was too light.  It's ruined already with the dog and the kids.  Wish I would have picked something alot darker.  Good luck with yours.  Enjoy your day off and don't work too hard on that closet.  I love a good clean closet though. GBU, Shelly

queeniemart said...

Its none of my beezwax but why doesnt your BF move in with you? If you go to sell your home that pricy carpet WILL help sell it...trust me. My best friend is a realtor and people like new clean carpet. I do understand wigging out over the cost. We need new carpet.
I am glad you got a new stand and let me know what goodies you find in the closet!!!
LOVE,lisa jo

chat2missie said...

I hate spending large amounts of money myself but sometimes we just have to "bite the bullet" and do it!  I'm sure you'll be happy with the rug and be okay with the price after it's installed.

pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris.... Pija means $()&$@!_)+(^%$##
Can`t wait to see your family room before and afters! It will be just like on HGTV.
The BF`s new digs sound like they will be very nice. Too bad we can`t see pics of that, too. :)
I feel crappy today, but I`m going out for a bit.

djohn52 said...

Hi Chris!  
Wow! Sounds like you are getting a compete new makeover.  Have to figure out a way to keep your house after all that!  Unless BF has plans to buy you a new one! lol  Good luck with the closet.  I despise big chores like that.


chevyz71gurl74 said...

Can't wait to see the before and after pics of ur family room!
I am sooo ready for some sun and warm weather too