They came and laid new carpet last Friday. Poor Capri had to spend her first full day back in the house locked in the bathroom, this time with the window shut (the damaged screen she escaped through was finally replaced, only a little over a year after I reported it). Needless to say, she was displeased when I got home and let her out. But she was still here, so I was not sympathetic to her grumpy mood.
The carpet is a nice shade of neutral, and it’s in. Well, all except for the small patch in the hallway in front of the door and extending to the bottom of the stairs. They cut a small square off of what they took out to try and match the color. So when the hall carpet gets patched is all dependent on when they can find something to match. So right outside my bedroom door is the plywood sub-floor for now. I need to find a small area rug…
Anyway, so about my bedroom furniture. It was offered for them to come move it back into my room on Saturday, but unfortunately my plans weren’t working with their schedule. And I’ll be damned if I was going to sit around and wait for most of the day for them to show up. Sunday didn’t work either (they weren’t available). Or Monday after work. Today, Tuesday, my furniture is finally back in my bedroom. My bed (and mattress!) is back where it belongs. And I can’t wait to put fresh sheets on the bed and sleep in there tonight instead of my living room.
My bedroom is pretty simple. All I have in there is my bed and my clothing (in dressers). That’s it. No radio besides my clock-radio-alarm, no TV, no electronics beyond a phone. And I did that on purpose. I’ve had a really hard time sleeping this past week. Partially because I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor, and partially because there was just too many distractions upstairs in my living room. I had a very hard time quieting my mind so I could sleep. Blinking lights, electronics, stuff. Too much stuff.
The drama is nearly over. There’s been no more leaking when it rains. Believe you me, I’ve been freaked out with each thunderstorm we get. The new carpet is still dry. And I am overdue for a good night’s sleep.