Here is our little king of the mountain. Tux absolutely loved the beach. This was much to our surprise but unfortunately he brought lots of friends back up to Auburn with him...fleas. I think Dave has given him a bath every other day now. But after Tux's baths/pills (etc., etc.) kick in and we share our most recent news with you, the fleas will have lost their rein over at the Simon house. Please don't think that we live like animals but when you have old carpet throughout the house, these critters have a slight advantage. Well, drum roll please...yup, thats it. We have floors!
Today David went to Lumber Liquidators in Montgomery to purchase our new floors, new base boards & shoe molding, and stairs for the entry way! In the end, we decided to go with an engineered floor rather than getting solid flooring installed. This way we were able to cover more square-footage with the money we saved and we able to get the style and look we wanted. Once the manager at LL pointed out this hickory hand-scraped wood to us which was on sale at the time, we decided to go for it. David hauled 55 boxes from Montgomery with the generosity of a friend's trailer. In the next week with a little help hopefully from friends, we plan to install the floor ourselves. Once we rent the correct tools from Lowe's or Home Depot, it should be a no brainer. Dave found a link on This Old House that is gonna help out a bit. Easy-peesy, they say...but I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get this show on the road. We are pretty happy to finally move into the den when its all said and done.