Today we had new carpet installed in our entire house except for the bathrooms and the kitchen. That means about 1300 square feet of carpet went in, and I can’t even tell you how it all happened. It took the guys who did it about four and a half hours during which time Tony and I moved all of Thad’s furniture and STUFF into Victoria’s room with her furniture and STUFF and all of OUR furniture and STUFF went into our closet, our bathroom, and Thad’s room after they finished his room and the closet. Then we re-moved all of Thad’s furniture and STUFF and all of Victoria’s furniture and STUFF into Thad’s room along with some of our stuff. There is VERY LITTLE left in our living room, so the carpet guys took care of that.
Why, then, did I entitle my post “Dinner with Friends?” Well, I had planned to meet some friends from my former school for dinner tonight. I very nearly called and cancelled, but decided I NEEDED to go. We were to meet at 5:30. The restaurant was about 15 minutes away. At 4:30 I pulled myself up off of my bedroom floor where I had taken a nap, unloaded the bathroom so I could get to the shower, got clean, went downstairs to the garage to get my blow dryer, went into the powder room in the kitchen and plugged in the blow dryer behind the rolled up 5’x8′ rug, then had Tony come and move the mattress so I could get shoes out of the closet. Then I left.
I was about 5 minutes late, and the poor waiter had to wait ANOTHER 45 minutes for us to order as we were chat-chat-chatting. You know how THAT is. Then we ate and laughed and gossiped (yes, we DID even though I don’t normally recommend it, but I HAD to know what all was going on at my old school) and ate and laughed some more. It re-energized me so much that I came home and put our bed together (frame in our bathroom, mattress and box-springs in Thad’s room, bed slats in the linen closet) so we won’t have to join the kids on a pallet on the floor tonight. I threw some fresh sheets into the deal, so I’m pretty excited about bed.
Right now I’m debating whether or not I need to go ahead and vaccuum up all of the carpet fuzz the kids managed to kick up tonight. Odds are against it.
Tomorrow I have a workshop, which I would normally HATE the thought of, HOWEVER I am looking upon it as an opportunity to sit still for several hours and not have to do ANYTHING–including listen. As Alexander said in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. . .”They can make me BUY them, but they can’t make me WEAR them.”