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i had been talking about finishing some remodeling of my house for a while and finally started the weekend before thanksgiving.

when i was between jobs in september of 2012, i ended up painting my bedroom and the extra bedroom i use as an office. (the master bathroom had been reworked a few months before. it had been a hassle to remove the wallpaper, an activity i have decided to farm out in the future.)

i prepped the house by taping the other spare bedroom, the hallway, and the living room the eveninga before the weekend before thanksgiving. on saturday morning, i started painting. i finished up the last parts of the living room by midday sunday. now, all the rooms matched the dark ash color of the other two bedrooms.

for years i had needed new carpet. many spills had left stains, some i covered with the sofa. a friend of mine had put in new carpet which had anti-stain abilities. i knew that was what i needed and wanted when i chose to replace mine. i made a trip to frazier’s carpet one to pick out a dupont blend called triexta. that combined with their best padding which is also spill resistant is just what the doctor ordered. even though the lighter color seemed right, the shade darker was more appealing. ordered to be installed the monday before christmas.

a call from fraizer’s right after thanksgiving had me to reschedule to the friday immediately before christmas. it would be cutting things close.

next was replacement furniture. these four pieces i purchased from a colleague (at the time) when i first moved into the house  fifteen years ago. i had started looking at different furniture before thanksgiving but finally found what i liked the following sunday at ashley furniture store. i scheduled delivery the saturday after the carpet was installed.

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all that was left was to find a home for the old furniture. i scheduled with karm to have them pick up the quartet the wednesday before new carpet. i wanted an extra day as a buffer to deal with getting more of the house cleared. this turned out to be necessary.

karm resells furniture so they need things to be in really good condition. i thought my stuff though with minor defects would pass, but i was wrong. they told me angelic ministries uses furniture for a different cause and was more likely to take it.

i had trouble contacting them in a short time. my anxiety of all the other gears in motion drove me to find some way to guarantee the lot out if my house by thursday evening.

i rented a truck on wednesday evening. with my brother-in-law’s arms, we loaded the truck and my dad was willing to drop it at angelic on thursday. problem solved.

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the rest went as planned. carpet in friday, furniture on saturday. new and shiny. all done.

i am very happy with it all. my family loved it too on christmas eve.

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