Two guys showed up today -- Eddie and ? -- from the carpet store in town. As I said yesterday, they showed up without tack strip, so they had to immediately leave. They arrived back and began the task of putting in the new pad and the old carpet. No problems there. They did a great job. Of course, I stood right there and watched them the entire time. Workers always love that about me!
When they got done, they didn't vacuum all the frizzies on top of the carpet as carpet installers usually do. PLUS, they were leaving, and they hadn't moved my furniture back. Maybe they weren't supposed to do that -- I don't know -- but since it was the carpet guy who moved all the furniture OFF of the carpet weeks ago, I took a chance and asked if they would mind just moving the heavy hutch back for me. They weren't too thrilled about it, but they agreed.
I had purchased some of those furniture-mover-arounder-pads from Walmart, so I thought it would be easy. IT WASN'T. The pads were super cheap and would not even move on the floor. One of the guys was pushing so hard to get the hutch to slide on the hard tile and up onto the carpet, that a window broke out of the side of the hutch. He was shocked and felt terrible, but I told him right away that it wasn't his fault at all and to please not worry about it.
Word of advice: Buy the GOOD furniture mover pads. They are NOT all created equal!
I worked for hours after they left trying to get the room back the way it used to be. It still has no curtains or pictures, but it is almost back to perfect.
Margaret: You can see the carpet color in this photo.
I really don't know WHY I even own the hutch and all the pretty dishes in it. It isn't my style at all. I am simple and uncluttered and like things easily used and easily cleaned up and easily put away. Formal stuff doesn't fill that bill at all! It's Jerry's thing -- not mine. If I had my way, that room would have all our exercise equipment in it on a wood or tile floor.
I decided to take another Craftsy.com class since Phylly told me she is taking it. It appears I am going to have to buy half the contents of a beading store to begin. Thank goodness, I like SIMPLE jewelry.
I would like to be able to make a pair of earrings or a bracelet to go with each blouse I make. How fun would that be!?
And, yes, I did make two new videos. You won't be at all interested in them UNLESS you have a round back and a sway back and are interested in what you do to the paper pattern.
I did get a bit off-topic and began ranting about Peggy Sagers last webcast where she told the whole world to THROW AWAY all the fitting books. Does she really think she is the ONLY PERSON ON EARTH that knows how to make something fit? I don't think I'm at the top of her Christmas list anyway. I can imagine what she would think of my fitting tip videos if she ever saw them.
Speaking of Peggy, I just received her latest video called "Darts Are A Girls' Best Friend". Too bad she didn't have me help her edit that title. That is her version -- not mine. Her book has LOTS of misspelled words or missing words. Wonder if I should tell the whole world to throw it away. Okaaaaaaay!!!! I slapped my hand. That was NOT nice!