Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Carpet Anxiety

Today has been quite a day for me. I believe that I have probably burned off half a tank of gas this afternoon. This morning I headed out to Hornbach to buy the last of the paint the I need for the tree in the nursery. That was a pretty easy task, especially since the paint counter wasn't closed this time! I glanced around at carpet while I was there and found a few that I think could have worked but that just weren't all that nice. Deaner and I did not want to spend an arm and a leg on new carpeting so I found a few that may have worked. From there I headed to a carpet store that I have passed a few times. I was afraid that everything in the store was going to be over our budget but decided it was worth a look. Immediately I found about 6 different wool berber carpets that I would have loved to have but they were super expensive. The best price that I found was about 25 euro for a square meter. We needed roughly 16 sq. meters. We were not interested in spending around $600 for new carpeting. Ugh. Then I found a table where I found a really nice wool carpet that was marked down to 17.99 euro. I started to get a bit excited because it was exactly what we needed. 288 euro total was a bit more reasonable.

Then I hit the jackpot. I found a wool berber carpet that was for some reason marked down to 5.99 a sq. meter. Of course I didn't have my color swatches with me so I couldn't tell if the two colors in the carpet were right. This was extremely frustrating. I figured I would just go home and get them and come back tomorrow. So I headed home. When I got here I realized that there was no way in hell that I was going to be able to sit at home and think about it all night SO I did was every reasonable person would do....I drove back. Much to my surprised, I thought the colors worked out great. See below.I think that it is going to work out perfectly. I talked my friend into coming to look at it with me tomorrow for a second opionion and I headed home again. Once I got here I decided that I had to have the carpet today. I mean, what if someone bought the rest of it and I couldn't get it? I talked Deaner into meeting me there after work so that he could help me strap it to the roof the Jeep. Back to the carpet place I went for the third time in one day. When we got there it was a bit of a challenge with language barrier since NO ONE in the whole store spoke English. However, did had the carpet available but it had to be sent from Nuremberg. It is ordered, paid for and will be here next Wednesday!! I'm so relieved. Now if I could just have a little faith in my husband who claims that he is going to install it with no problem. I'm trying to believe in him I'm just a little skeptacle! I'll have to keep y'all posted.

I don't have much on my plate for tomorrow so we will see what I can accomplish with a day wide open. Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!


Jennifer said...

I love the carpet! I think it is going to work out perfectly! I can't wait to see it in the room! It will make a world of difference! The nursery is really going together! I don't blame you one bit for driving around like that to get the carpet! I would have done it too! Once I get something in my head, I can't rest until I get it!

susanne said...

I think someone with an engineering degree from the University of Virginia can install carpet. Have a little faith!!

Allison said...

I left you something on my blog today :)