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the carpet is installed

May 11th, 2011 at 08:57 pm

Carpet guys showed up yesterday morning and wanted me to look at the carpet before they installed it. It's the right color, but not the right pattern. I ordered a carpet with a diamond pattern and this carpet has a cross-hatch pattern. So while they waited outside my house I drove over to Home Depot and talked to customer service. Turns out the carpet I ordered comes in two patterns and the lady who did the order in the computer put in the second pattern. I can't imagine why you could design carpet that way, where it could so easily be wrong. Anyways, since the carpet was already there, the installers were already there and I had already tore my upstairs apart, I told them I would take the carpet if they gave me a 15% discount. So they said ok. That's only a discount on the carpet, but it will come to over $500 by the time I finish the downstairs too. They promised they would give me the 15% off when I order the downstairs carpet. So I took it, not exactly what I wanted, but I can live with it, it's just carpet after all.

The installers did a really good job. I don't have to do any touchups on the baseboards or walls. Now I have to put everything back upstairs and start tearing up the downstairs. That will be a much bigger job. I have about 1500 books down there, that will have to be carried up here. Tired just thinking about it Smile

I finished reading the library book Twilight's Dawn by Anne Bishop. Sci/Fi - excellent. I love her books, I liked this one so much I'm reading it again today.

2 Responses to “the carpet is installed”

  1. Miz Pat Says:

    Wow you are really good at negotiating.

    I love Anne Bishop too

  2. snafu Says:

    If you're happy with the carpet Grrrreat! DH just finished hi annual review and cull of his library for donation to the giant charity book sale organized by fire fighters to benefit burn victims. 40 books + 4 cookbooks I've haven't used in the past year & last year's subscription of craft magazines donated.

    I was trying to imagine how many bookcases would be needed to accommodate 2,000 books.

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