Petunia makes her First Communion this Saturday. There will be 18 people in my house for her celebration that afternoon. And THIS is what my family room looks like right now:
It's hard to get a good shot of that room because of the angles involved, but suffice it to say that it has only 2/3 of a floor right now and is missing most of its furniture. We've been on an ongoing mission to reduce the number of flooring types on the first floor of our house (when we bought the house, there were six; we are currently at three, soon to be two) and the family room project has been in the works for a while now. I love my contractor. This is the fourth big job he's done for me, and I trust him implicitly. When we scheduled this job, I told him that Friday was the hard deadline and that the new floor and trim HAD to be installed by then, no matter what. He promised that it would be.
What you see above is one day's work for two guys (removal of old grubby carpet plus installation of new hardwood.) They should be well into the trimwork by tonight. So far, so good, but please keep your fingers crossed for me! The room won't be completely done by Sat (Himself has grand plans relating to a new and bigger TV and different entertainment unit) but as long as we have a complete floor and someplace for people to sit comfortably that is not a construction zone, I will be happy!