Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bedroom Carpet

One of the things on my to-do list from when I moved into my house was to replace the carpet in the master bedroom. It was really in desperate need, but after moving the furniture in it was a lot more work, so it kept getting pushed further and further down the list.

Until yesterday. This coming week is clean-up days where I live, so yesterday at work it came to me that this should be the year to pull it up and haul it to the curb. And knowing that I wouldn't want to live with a sub-floor for too long would spur me on to get something new more quickly.
 This is what I found in one spot that was really worn...dirt and disintegrated carpet and pad. I don't even want to think about what the carpet was like even though I had shampooed it. Gross!
 At this point I had all of it removed except under the bed.

 I just moved the bed to the other side of the room and rolled the last piece up.
 It took me about two hours to remove it all (and the staples that the pad was secured with). So now I just have to go shopping and decide what I want.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

More Spring Flowers and a Freeze Warning

These are new tulips this year that I got from Pella after Tulip Time. I love the color.

The freeze that we had Tuesday night/Wednesday morning made them a bit sad. But they've perked right back up like nothing happened.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tulip Time and more

I don't have a lot of tulips, but I do have a nice variety of color.
 Looks like I could use a few more in the front corner...and something other than yellow in this garden.

 The crabapple tree is just beautiful. And it smells wonderful...but not as great as the lilacs right now. I was out for a walk tonight and could smell them on about every block I walked.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Taller Trellis

Late last Fall, I picked up a new trellis for my clematis. I needed something taller so the vines could keep going up. 

It's amazing how everything is growing so fast this year. In the week since I took this picture, the vines are now up to the bottom of the window.