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Magic Carpet Ride....

May 8th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

I'm taking a break from pulling up the living room carpet. Old carpet sure is nasty. And my blade is getting dull again. I forgot to ask where Hubby stored the extra blades, so I'll have to wait on that til he gets home. Hopefully, we can salvage the floor underneath so we won't have to spend money on that floor. We'll see. After this, I have only one more room of carpet to pull up. DEstruction is way easier for me than CONstruction! And cheaper so far....

DD got her house, but they are going to have to pay double rent for a month. Her other lease isn't up til July. Oh well, at least she got it and will be able to take the time between this semester and the summer session to move. It is a good time for her to go through her stuff. And she already has utilities and stuff there so we will just be paying for the cost of transferring them to a new address. Glad to have a minifund for that. I'm sending good thoughts her way for her finals. I know she is stressed.

Hubby is still on the road some for work, and I need to bug him about the gas reimbursements. With the cost of gas, it is going to be a bite in the ole budget if we don't get the money.

Been getting quite warm here already. Don't really want to see the utility bill this month. I have a fund started for insulating the attic better and sealing the house up more. This thing leaks like a sieve. After reading about the awesome utility bills in the blogs, I decided to attack that this year. I'm tired of wasting energy. Especially, since I'm not even comfortable half the time!

Oh well, back to the floors. Got to scrub up some nasty gunk. I've got this picture in my head of Cinderella....

8 Responses to “Magic Carpet Ride....”

  1. lieweheksie Says:

    keep going with those carpets- we found teak under ours- bit like a treasure hunt
    good luck

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    Ugh, pulling up carpet. A nasty job, but worth it in the end!

  3. littlemama Says:

    My husband and I plan to insulate our attic soon also. What we have currently has settled quite a bit. What type of insulation are you going to use?

  4. JanH Says:

    littlemama, I haven't looked into it yet. I don't know much about insulation. Any advice?

  5. boomeyers Says:

    What a great way to save money, by pulling up your own carpet! Just use bleach on the mold or nasty parts on the sub floor and let it dry and it should be okay!
    Good luck - Cinderella!

  6. littlemama Says:

    There is a machine you can rent from Home Depot that blows insulation into the attic. It sits on the floor and someone up in the attic holds the hose and directs it where it needs to go. I've heard it's a little messy, but we don't have much room in our attic and I think that is the way we are going to go.

  7. librarylady Says:

    My husband and I did the thing where you blow the insullation into the attice. I think it really did help our home.

  8. moi aussi Says:

    Great title. Good luck with all the carpet pulling and home improvement works. Good luck to your DD for her finals too. Mine is finally done! YIPPY..

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