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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

To Strip or not to Strip

I went with a chain store to get my carpeting.  15 months free financing....they had me.  Problem is, the service is questionalbe to say the least.  When the carpet was installed, the installer asked for a labor fee (which hubby didn't have at the time).  Thing is, he wasn't told that it was supposed to be part of the financing total.
Check voided, problem solved.

Installer didn't have the metal strips to lay between the carpeting and linoleum (or whatever you call it these days).  Wouldn't be a problem except there isn't enough coverage over the linoleum or sub floor.  NOT FINISHED!  The installer says my husband can go to the hardware store and get the strips.

I call the store.  Again.  They can get the strips in sometime next week, plus the cost of the materials and probably labor.  After debating this, I decided that it's best hubby finish the job.

Moral of the story:  Go with the local carpet dealer you know and trust to stand behind their product and labor.


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Good thing your hubby can install those himself...just image if not. "They" would so take advantage of you.
Looking forward to seeing it all together.

Linda said...

yup, ya gotta strip yourself.
Lesson learned: get it in writing, get the name of the person you spoke to, don't assume anything!