Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Felt Like Spring

Got up at 6 am so I could have breakfast and be ready for when the carpet guy showed up. He called around 8:15 am and said he'd be here a little after 9 am. I called Jean and she came and got Hiker to take her house, then Jean came back here in case we needed to move furniture. Well when he got here, I showed him the problem areas and he said since he was alone it would be better if he came back on Saturday with a crew so they could move the furniture, although he said they won't have to totally remove all of the furniture. He said there was a little more work than he thought there would be and that it will take them 4 to 5 hours. That's fine with me because I didn't have any plans for this Saturday plus I'll have all day Friday to remove things from bookcases and from the top of dressers, etc. Jean volunteered to take Hiker up to her house again and keep her until they finish with the carpet. I had been told on the phone that the ballpark estimate was $300 to $400 and after he checked it all out, he said the final price would be $375 so I think that's a good deal. He said that they don't actually do the carpet steam cleaning but that they “partner” with Chem Dry Carpet Cleaning and that they could probably get me a good deal with them, so we will check with that once they get the ripples out of the carpet. I asked him what causes the carpet to ripple and he said it is usually caused by improper installment, but sometimes it is humidity in the house and there are a few other things that could cause it, but it's usually improper installment. I wouldn't doubt it being that because we paid a lot less for the new carpet and installation than Ben and I had expected to pay when we got it 5 years ago, so I'm guessing the installers were not as meticulous as some others may have been. After he left, Jean and I decided to take the dogs for a walk, but she wanted to walk somewhere other than Discovery Park, so we put all four dogs in her car and headed over to Heritage Park. We did a 2 mile walk with the dogs. We don't really get cardio exercise when we walk her dogs since they have to stop and smell everything, but at least we did get outside and any walking is better than no walking. When we took the dogs back home, I mentioned to Jean that I needed to go to Costco, so we decided to head over there, have a “cheap” lunch at their snack bar and then do a little shopping. It got up to 80° here today.

Another photo of my daffodils that are already blooming.

1 comment:

  1. Happy for you that you have such good weather.I wish I could get just a little of that over here. :)


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