Renovations Day 7
It’s officially moving week! Josh and I both checked off a couple of projects today. Josh met with a roofer at lunch who sealed our roof and double checked for leaks. He said the roof is in excellent shape, which is great news! We’ll need to replace the gutters relatively soon, but those are significantly cheaper than a new roof.
We do have a leak in our chimney cap, though, and we learned that roofers and chimney guys are two separate professions (who knew?), so I’ll be meeting with a chimney guy tomorrow morning in addition to the painters.
My project for the day was meeting with the carpet installers. They gave me a window of 1-3pm and showed up promptly at 1:15! I love not having to wait for people. They moved quickly and had the old carpet and pad ripped up and loaded with in 10 minutes of arriving.
Since we weren’t able to get Comcast set up, I didn’t have any internet and had to amuse myself in other ways. I finished up lining the kitchen cabinets and was able to put away another crate plus some items I left on the counter, so the kitchen looks almost put together!
I spent the rest of my time reading The Magic of Thinking Big – a book I’m reading with co-workers – out on the deck. I’m really enjoying it! I found the first few chapters to resonate with a mental breakthrough I had with running just over a year ago, and I look forward to finishing it over the next couple of weeks.
The whole job took just over 2 hours, and now there’s fresh carpet in our bedroom and closet and the downstairs guest bedroom. The new carpet and pad passed my bare feet comfort test, so I’m pleased with it. I don’t have very good before pictures, but the finished project is below. The carpet color looks pretty bad with the current off-white paint color, but that will change starting tomorrow!
The biggest project is painting, which begins tomorrow, and those will be the most drastic before and after pictures. I am excited and more than ready for the cosmetic upgrade!