During one of our spring deluges water came into the house and the carpet in our bedroom had to be replaced. It has now been a couple of weeks and we finally made a decision just last Saturday. It will still be a couple of weeks before it is installed. We have a lot of large furniture, and thank goodness they will move it for us...and move it back, too. Another +
Also, we have moved forward and got my husband's folks home on the market as of yesterday. The real estate agent had an open house and there were a number of inquiries. We worked really hard getting it ready to show. Thankfully the estate sale got all the furniture and stuff out. We had the carpet taken up. It was ages old and worn out...it wasn't pretty either. However, when the carpet came up there were some weird brown spots on the floor. From the pictures it looked like the carpet pad had come to pieces and stuck to the wood floor. When we got over there it turned out to be spots of dried mud. I spent the most of a day on the floor with a damp cloth getting it off. The only thing I can figure is my father in law "cleaned" the carpet in the traffic areas, and got it plenty wet. The wood wasn't warped, though. After a final cleaning with Bruce floor cleaner it looked pretty good.
We've been working on the small house they owned next door, too. I'd hoped to get it on the market at the same time as the big house, but it didn't work out. I'll get the things still in it out tomorrow. There is a storage building out back of that house that has an interesting story. A long time ago the fellow who owned the house decided it would be his road to fame/fortune to raise chincillas. He built a cinder block house with windows and air conditioning. It didn't work out and he didn't make a fortune but to this day it is still called the chincilla house in our family. Anyway, the chincilla house has collected a great number of random items, and the air conditioner is long gone. I sure wish it was cooler, but it isn't.