First came the water, then the fire… Just last week I scheduled the installation of my new living room carpet, which meant looking at my calendar and figuring out when I was going to do all of the work that has to be done before the contractors arrive:
Patching the hole in the drywall… (Thanks Mike, for doing this while I was in Colorado!)
Repainting the living room walls…
… and removing all of the carpet, padding, dust and staples from the upstairs hallway, stairs and living room.
As of today (Monday, August 3), all of the carpet has been cut into strips, rolled & taped up and piled in the middle of the living room — waiting for this upcoming Friday to be taken to the dump and disposed of. What I have to look forward to is removing all of the tile from in front of the fireplace and retiling that same area, scraping all of the glue up off the concrete floor of the living room, screwing down the plywood boards in the upstairs hall to stop the squeaking, and scraping & repainting all of the trim in the areas that will be recarpeted.
Let the games begin.