The day we’ve been waiting for! The carpet installation guys are coming and starting this evening we can start getting this house back together again.
Mom and I thought we were ready for them. Little did we know. We had emptied everything we could, took drawers out and stacked them in the kitchen, left minimal furniture in the rooms.
Much to our surprise, when the fellas arrived they took all the living room and porch furniture out to the front lawn. We had to keep an eye on the chairs and tables all day because in this town if you put stuff out, that’s a sign that you don’t want it anymore and are putting it out for someone else to take. My parents have gotten rid of a lot of stuff that way.
They started with the living room and dining room as they run into each other and was one large piece of carpet since mom chose to have the same colors in both rooms. That went fairly fast and in no time they were putting the furniture back and we were putting drawers back in the buffet, centering the dining room table and straightening the table cloth again. We were on our way!
The hall and bedrooms went just as quickly and once the furniture was back in the rooms they cleared out and we got started making up beds with all new linens and bedspreads. We worked until 9 p.m. and made great headway in putting things back in order.
We were both looking forward to going to bed at the end of the day. We were both physically exhausted.