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Office... almost.... done........

Carpet is finally installed in the new office. I knew getting the under-layer of carpet & adhesive off would be a pain, but I underestimated. When we started scraping it up, it looked like there was a simple concrete/cement subfloor underneath. Nope, it's gray asphalt tile (roughly the same kind that was in my parents' kitchen & bathroom). We scraped up as much of the adhesive as possible, then vacuumed to get more up, then scraped around all the edges. Both nightskyre and I ended up covered in sweat and nasty black specks more than once.

Last night, the carpet guy came. He was a bit dismayed about the revelation of the tile, but bravely pressed on. He also installed all our baseboard trim (that we had already cut to fit & painted), since he's such a nice guy. It took him about 3.5 hours to do the whole thing, and we are so happy to have it done! We figure that materials + labor (for the carpet install only) cost us a bit under $400... or about $3.50 per square foot. Total bill for the room is coming in somewhere between $700 and $1000 - not bad considering we replaced nearly every piece of trim (only exceptions: the windowsill and the doors), and the difference is like night and day.

Tonight, we nail up the window trim, touch up the paint, and put outlet covers back on; at least one outlet still needs to be rewired to actually have a ground wire, but that will wait a few days.

Then we move stuff in the room.. yay!

We've started talking about a "6-month housewarming party", to be held sometime in November/December. By then, we should have everything really looking homey and usable. :)
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nightskyre August 7th, 2007
"Tonight, we nail up the window trim, touch up the paint, and put outlet covers back on; at least one outlet still needs to be rewired to actually have a ground wire, but that will wait a few days."

It will?

anitra August 7th, 2007
Oh, we're doing that tonight, too? OK.

nightskyre August 7th, 2007
Yep. I was planning on it. The sooner that's done, the sooner we can hook up the PC, get ithilien up and running, and organize all the paperwork (I don't want to put a desk in that corner until the outlet is done)

imotic August 7th, 2007
it'll be exciting once the two of you can actually finish moving in to your home.

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