If there was ever an inquiry regarding my sanity…
Them: Please state, for the record, how long your vacuum cleaner was broken…
Me: Uh. Six weeks?
Them: And what did you do the morning of July 6th?
Me: I went to Lowe’s and bought a new vacuum cleaner.
Them: Did you use the vacuum cleaner after you bought it?
Them: Why not?
Me: Well I was working outside all day, and after I came in and stripped down to get in the shower I decided to… um… tear out the carpet.
Them: Let me get this straight. You didn’t have a working vacuum cleaner for over a month, and on the exact same day you bought a replacement vacuum cleaner– a vacuum cleaner that at this very moment is still in its box– you decided to tear out your carpet. Naked.
Them: I rest my case.
I’m actually keeping the carpet in the two guest rooms for now (one of which is currently acting as my bedroom) but everything in the hallway and master bedroom is on its way out.
Since I’ve already got the wood floor for the hallway stashed in the tool room, this might actually motivate me to get the floor finished up here. And if it doesn’t, trying to avoid the carpet staples in bare feet every morning keeps things exciting.