Eleven blowers; 2 dehumidifiers; 4 nights in a hotel room; 85 feet of new baseboard; new laundry cabinets; 30 feet of new pine wood paneling; a new washing machine; a new water softener; 2 painters; 1 carpenter; 3 carpet installers; at least 1000 square feet of new carpet; thousands of dollars; 2.5 weeks; an extreme rollercoaster of emotions; and countless man hours of research, repairs, replacements and cleaning later...we have our home back! Home sweet home!
The carpets weren't supposed to be installed until this coming Monday, but we got the wonderful news that there had been a cancellation and they were able to come this morning! I'm a little afraid to celebrate too much or revel in our home's readiness and cleanliness for Polka, because by golly, I'm sittin' on the edge of my chair waiting for something else to start fallin' apart! But nevertheless, deep thankfulness abounds in my heart for all of the prayers, encouragement and help we've received, as well as for the Lord's sweet stability and grace to get us through and line up all of the repairs/replacements smoothly and timely. Truly, I am so thankful.
If I can rest up and get a few things ironed in the next two hours, me and hubby might go out for dinner. Thanks to the generosity of Matt's folks, we have a gift card to use for Jasper's. And I can't tell you how many things look down right delectable to me on their menu! Bring it on! This girl is hungry and ready to par-tay (as much as you can at 40 weeks of pregnancy)!
By the way, I give Molly 48 hours before she has an upset stomach and gets sick on the new carpet. It's gotta happen sometime! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, and I hope ya'll are doing really well!