Spent the weekend immersed in flooring. One of the people who came to show me samples and give me price quotes recommended Lumber Liquidators. Robin and I went there Saturday afternoon. They were having their annual sale: good prices, chaotic atmosphere. Finally got info about all the possibilities, got some samples and left. I went back on Sunday and ordered enough of a teak-like laminate to do the living room, small bedroom and kitchen. Today was a real workday. Ed and Meg came back and worked on the electrical stuff. Perry, the painter, removed the peacock feathers and may have started removing the wallpaper in the small bedroom. I left; decided they didn’t need me there to watch.
Update on decisions: I am repainting the living room. It wasn’t on the original list. I probably can’t replace the medicine cabinet. The one that’s in place is 30 inches wide by 22.5 inches high. New ones are 26 inches high. I don’t have the necessary 4 inches because of the two soap dishes on the wall. Removing them would require new tiles, maybe a new wall. It’s not going to happen.
Those laminates look amazing–teak sounds good. That should make them easy to care for too. I must admit I’m a little jealous that I can’t have new floors too 😦 but I’m happy for you. (I hate my carpeting–it looks so outdated but the floor is so uneven we don’t dare replace it as it would take too much money to solve all the problems.) Looks like you’re coming right along on schedule!