Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ripping Out The Old Carpet

It's been a cool rainy day here all day. For dinner I made cheese-steak soup and crusty bread. It really hit the spot.

This evening my son Eric started ripping our old carpet out. He let me make the first cut. I hated that carpet! He said it was only fitting that I should be the one to make the first cut. lol While I was ripping and cutting Matt found the song that was playing in the movie Office Space when the three guys were beating up the printer/fax machine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gujp3PxkkNg&feature=related and he started playing it. It was funny. lol

He hopes to start installing the laminate Saturday. My husband said today that he might have to start it next Saturday. He has a guy coming to help them with the road they have been trying to make at the swamp and this weekend the guy said he could come over to help them. He said if it rains then the guy probably wont show up. So it depends on the weather as to when the laminate will get put down. Eric said he needs Keith here to help him with the cutting. He said he isn't comfortable enough to do it alone. I can deal with the padding down on the floor for a week if we have to wait.

I took pics of Eric pulling the old carpet up, but he wont let me post them here. Here are a few after he was done.
After the carpet was pulled out. Matt doing his homework.
Emma laying down.
She is worn out from running around smelling every inch of the padding.
Matt working on the homework that he's known he's had to do all week. Eric waiting for the VA Tech game to come on.



6 comments:

Gail said...

YAY Shirla,I know how much you're looking forward to the new flooring :o) Can't wait to see it in place :o)

Heather said...

I know how good that feels! I was so excited for our hardwood that we ripped up our old carpet and lived with the subfloor for a month.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I missed the office last night and 30rock:( I was busy making my playlist for my blog. We tore out carpet last weekend it wasn't fun. You sounded like you had fun:)))

Celticspirit said...

I remembered when we ripped up the carpets when I lived in NM, there was so much dirt underneath....whoever would have thought it was all lurking under the clean looking carpet?
Laminate is so much cleaner and looks better too and it's great for when people in your family have allergies....that's why we got it back then.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Thanks for the info, you always know where to find everything:)))

Mrs.Ruiz said...

How is the floor comong along. i see you have some rain today