Whew! This weekend involved a lot of sneezing, coughing, crying and me attempting to make soup for my sick babies (Greta and Chris). None of it was pretty, especially the soup part. Thankfully, everyone is feeling loads better which means Chris and I are back knee-deep in sheet rock–we really want to finish building the wall today, let’s hope Greta cooperates.
There were also some other behind the scenes tasks and items to figure out that I took care of this weekend. We ordered the couch. I thought I had ordered it a week ago, but after you place your order, Crate and Barrel sends you a swatch to okay before they begin custom making the couch just for you. Here’s where my heart sank, “Thanks for your order, Mrs. Marcum. It will be at your home in 8-10 weeks.” What?! Eight to ten weeks?! I tried to get her to tell me that it would be closer to 4 to 6 weeks, but I guess that time frame is not like price. It can’t be negotiated. Bummer. I told Chris the news and he seemed unmoved by it, until I mentioned, “Maybe we should look for another couch?” “No. That is our couch. We’ll wait.” He loves the thing. And so we wait for our 93″ Gray Lounge Sofa to get here. And wait. And wait.
We also got the carpet ordered. Which always ends up costing more than we anticipated. In our case, 30% more because that’s how much extra we will have due to our room + a couple stairs set-up. The whole process was silly. When the measurer came out to survey the room and get, well, measurements–he was done in about 7 minutes and then told me to sign a form. I looked over his measurements and told him that the wall (the one we are currently building out a bit to house bookshelves) actually comes out a couple inches more than he has marked. I told him this before he began. “Well, it will be about the same actually.” “No, it won’t.” “Well, why would you want to make your room smaller anyway?” At this point I am puzzled why I have to answer to the carpet measurer but I give him the quick run-down about our bookshelves
. In addition to needing a teensy bit more carpet and having to pay for a lot more because of the way it is designed, we also have to fork out a little more for the installation because we have “hollywood style” stairs. When I called the installers to ask them why our installation was so much, she explained that our stairs are hollywood style, meaning the carpet is firmly tucked under the lip of the stair, instead of going straight down.
I had never heard of this. And I definitely never thought about it. I had to look again and sure enough, we have a touch of “hollywood” in our little ol’ home. By the end of our conversation, she had somehow discovered that my birthday was the same as her husband’s and then praised me for being a Sagittarius–and suddenly I forgot that I just spent a grand on carpet. We are hoping to have it installed early next week. Which means we want to finish the built-ins
, lighting, painting and getting the new window cut out and installed all this week. Did I just say the new window is happening?! Oh yes. Yes I did. (EEEeee!!!!)
P.S. I gotta know, do you have “Hollywood style” carpet on your stairs? The more I think about it, I can’t picture it any other way.