Did I mention that my wood floors were done? Yay! No more house renovations! It took a little longer than expected, due to some tricky bits — like, the walls weren’t PARALLEL and the floor wasn’t LEVEL. Not to mention the young children running around gnawing on bits of foam.
My husband did an amazing job! From pulling up all the carpet, cleaning the floors, levelling it, cutting up all the underlay and wood and laying it all down. Ok I helped a bit. However, after I gashed open the top of my big toe, I decided to stop helping. He was sawing a bit of wood, and how was I supposed to know that when he said, “Hold that end of the wood.” That I should HOLD, AS IN, STOP IT FROM FALLING, the end of the wood…
Anyway, the other week I celebrated by buying some yummy new rugs. We already have two Persian styled rugs – one was a given to us (ages ago) by my mother in law, and I was hoping to find two more rugs that matched it. So when I was in the store I saw a very similar rug and asked the guy how much it cost. He looked at me and in an almost embarrassed tone whispered “$6000… it’s silk…”
Gaaaaaaah. It didn’t even occur to me that the reason my mother in law’s rug felt so nice was because it was SILK. Ooooh maaaan [shakes head] the number of times my children have puked on that rug…..
Well, I end up with two rugs that – had gorgeous colours, VERY washable, felt lovely and soft, and sold for twelfth of that price. I’m very happy.