Interesting morning here in Missouri. It's taken me all morning to get this post done, because there have been numerous thunderstorms and tornadoes all across our area. We are all fine and the sun is shining here now.
I don't like to go barefoot much, not even in the house. Any hard surface - even a smooth one like our laminate kitchen floor - hurts my feet. It feels like my feet don't have enough "padding" on the bottom. So, I wear shoes from the time I get dressed in the morning until late in the evening when I'm finally ready to sit down for the day. And our old worn-out carpet didn't tempt me in the least to kick off my shoes.
But this new carpet? Cushy! We're trying to keep it nice by not wearing our shoes on it, and it feels great under my feet. I still need shoes for the kitchen, garage, basement and outside, so I've been leaving a pair of Crocs or flip-flops at the kitchen doorway, but the rest of the time, I've been bare-footing!
We still don't have the house entirely put back together because we're sorting and purging as we bring things back in. For what it's worth, we've donated a full truck-load specifically to Joplin, a full van-load to Goodwill, two truckloads of scrap metal to a neighbor teen who is raising money (1/2 for Joplin and 1/2 for a trip he's taking to Denmark, and we've half-filled the 30 cu. yd. dumpster we've rented with trash and broken items. We're cleaning house!
Here are several photos, by room. In the first of each set (if I took one) is the old old, stained, yucky, nasty carpet that was put in not by the most previous owners, but the ones before that. Best guess is that it was 10-15 years old, with little or no care taken by the owners before us. We tried, but I have to admit, we gave up and didn't it give it much care beyond vacuuming during the last year or so.
The second of each set is how we lived for a couple of days while Shane worked the squeaks out of the floor. And finally, the third is the new carpet right after the install. Maybe (no promises) I'll put pics of the rooms again, once everything is back in place.
|The only time you'll see my bed like this.|
|Tuxie putting her scent on everything new.|
|The living room is the worst. Some stains from previous owners that we couldn't ever get out.|
|White powder caked on floor is broken down carpet pad and baking soda (Carpet Fresh stuff).|
We swept up many piles of this stuff.
|Please ignore the puppy poster. Not part of our normal decor. :)|