Matt's Corner

PROJECTS AND MORE PROJECTS....


Who randomly starts ripping out their brand new carpet at ten o’ clock on a Wednesday night…??? Not sure what we were thinking, but the idea was that we would get rid of the carpet to remedy my clean freak NEED for perfect carpet lines, and do something spiffy to the concrete. What we failed to do was any prior research… apparently finishing concrete is a very lengthy and arduous process. It was time for a new plan, so we agree to put in a mid-grade laminate floor to hold me over for a few years. This time, I call my father to find out who has the best prices in town, do a lil’ RESEARCH on the computer and send Matt to do the “preliminary browse.” On Friday we drive, in the pouring rain, up to Ontario to check out some of Matt’s favorites. Sadly, the only floors I seem to like cost around $10 a sq/ft…. (Matt just looks at me like he knew this was going to happen and rolls his eyes….) But after much deliberation, I find that floor I’ve always wanted… and, of course, it’s only marked down to $8 a sq/ft. (Matt is chuckling and shaking his head now). Thankfully my dad taught me some skills, and before you know it we’re down to $2 a sq/ft. WWOOO HOOO!!! I get my beautiful, “beachy” hardwood floor and Matt gets less vacuuming and a very happy wife J
Now one thing everyone knows about hardwood floors, is that water is the enemy, but Matt’s convinced that the rain (which has mostly stopped) will hold off as we truck home our overloaded Titan. So at 11pm that night we unload box upon box of flooring…What a mess!!!! I also must say, much to Matt’s dismay, I’ve been living in this mess for almost 3 weeks. Matt is becoming a pro-installer! HE REALLY CAN DO ANYTHING! And it looks SO, SO beautiful!!
But we don’t stop here… amid the table-saw screeching on the front porch, I paint the master bathroom… Oh and we decided to rip out all the plants in the front planter IN THE RAIN… while deep cleaning the garage…
Told you Matt does it all! I am SO blessed by my amazing hubby!

1 comment:

Debbie Rothaus said...

As Matt says, "happy wife, happy life". The floors look great!