So, that morning run? It didn’t happen, but I have new carpet!

The house is finally starting to come together. Tomorrow the U-Haul delivers my stuff and after a month of working on the house, I’ll almost be moved in!

I started the morning bright and early by moving everything off the carpet and putting the air mattresses into the bathrooms. Then I grabbed some Starbucks coffee for my morning of reading.

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It worked out well, because as soon as the carpet people arrived they began working simultaneously upstairs and downstairs, which meant I had to find something to hang out that wasn’t in the house.

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I moved my table outside and set up camp with my coffee and HP3.

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Every so often I’d pop inside to take some pictures and see how everything was progressing. The whole crew moved very efficiently, the old carpet and pad was out in about an hour.

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The new pad installed.

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As they pulled the old stuff out, they rolled it up and put in on the curb until they could load it into their truck.

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I really enjoyed my morning outside. It was nice to be forced out of the house sans internet and giving the chance to read, read, read.

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The head installer even gave me a hamburger for lunch. Too bad I’m a vegetarian and don’t really like fast food (meat).

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Around noon-ish I started to notice mosquitos and bugs flying around. I bought this all-natural bug spray the other day, because I wanted to avoid all the chemicals you can find in commercial sprays.

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Bug spray fail. Bummer.

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I snapped a picture of the “Surfari Party Bus.” I can’t figure out what the story is with this bus. Does the owner live in my neighborhood? Is it an actual bus? Is it some college student’s idea of a funny vehicle? Hopefully I’ll solve the mystery soon enough.

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By 1pm, I had fresh, new, clean, carpet! Check it out!

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My only gripe is that the installers managed to nick and ding some of my newly painted wood molding. I guess I’ll have to break out the white paint to touch things up sometime soon.

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Otherwise, I’m a very happy camper!   

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