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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Cutting a Rug

car.JPGThe carpet came, I hardly believed my eyes when I saw the boxes today. Of course, we’re still one tile short but that was to be expected. It was a problem easily taken care of though. We placed the order through Home on the Harbor a local home furnishings store. Everyone is talking about buying local but there is so much to be said for it. Our experience with Home on the Harbor was wonderful. Before we even had a chance to figure out how to solve our missing tile conundrum, we got a call from the store to check on our order, Ben explained the problem and a new tile was at our door in a couple of days. How easy is that? Not to mention that the store has great stuff, the people are nice and they let me take home their carpet samples so I could see how they’d look in our space before I placed the order.

So far it looks fab and the pieces were as easy to cut as promised. It’s great because in the configuration that I picked we have a 4×10 area rug which is an off size but fits our space perfectly. The Flor is way better than the Legato we put down in the basement plus they have all these green initiatives and I supported a local business at the same time. So far so good, now we just have to see how easy it will be to clean. The picture and instructions in the catalog are ridiculously simple and I refuse to believe that it could be that easy. Sure, you just pick up the tile and wash it in the sink, but they don’t show a picture of the part where you lift the end in the sink up and the water run out the other end and onto your socks. You can see the new wall color in the picture too.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

That’s What You Get For Skimping on Postage

le-lunch-sack-2.JPGI like to call this project ‘le lunch sack.’ I’ve been biting my tongue about it for weeks waiting for it to cross the nearly 120 miles it had to cover and it only took, oh, two weeks. Geez, two weeks?! That’s ok though because it arrived today just as I thought all hope was lost. What’s in the package? Read the rest of this entry »

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