Monday, September 18, 2006

I'm baaack!

It was exactly 7 days and 6 nights that I was without cable tv and internet access. Do you have any idea how uncomfortably quiet it is in a house when there is no radio or television, and you're all by yourself except for your little baby, who doesn't make a whole lot of noise? I was ready to go psycho there for a little while. The cable guy was supposed to be here on Thursday between 8 and 10 am, and by 10:03 I had the phone in hand, ready to call Comcast, but then he showed up. Lucky for the Comcast employee who would have been unfortunate enough to answer the phone....

I do have to say, though, I sure got a LOT done without any distractions (besides Cole, of course). I almost have the kitchen completely unpacked and organized, the living room is finished (I even spray painted the brass fireplace frame a charcoal color), and all Jeff's and my clothes are organized and put away. Now I just have to get working on the office, the bathrooms, and Cole's room. I am also waiting for our new family room furniture to be delivered this Friday. YAY!

So I need to take a poll. Jeff wants to buy a plasma TV. I want to have the rest of the wood floors refinished in the hallway, office and Cole's room (they have a disgusting, 30 year old carpet on them right now). They'll both cost about the same, and we can only afford to do 1 right now. The other one will have to wait a couple months. So what do you vote on being more important???
My argument is this: we have a good 2 year old TV already, and the nice floors will raise the value of our home. Plus, we'll be able to fully move in to those rooms as soon as the floors are done, instead of halfway moving into them because we know we'll have to pull everything out soon after. And it will look all pottery barn-y and cute in the ENTIRE house now, and not just the main living areas. Jeff's argument is: The wood floors will require him to do some demo of a built-in in the office, as well as ripping up the carpet and prepping the floors. Fairly big job but not a huge deal, in my opinion. And I would totally help. His other argument is how streamlined and sweet it would look in the family room to have the TV mounted on the wall.

So I totally want a TV too, but I think we should wait on that one. Tell me what you think!

13 comments:

Lucky Gem said...

Do the floors now or you won't ever do them! Plus, y'all are still in that move-in mode where it'll be easier to do the floors. That's just the rational side of me talking. I know he wants the TV, though.

jessica said...

If you only have to wat a couple of months, then definitly do the floors. That way you can fully move in. By the time you're all unpacked a couple of months will have flown by, and it'll be time for a new tv.

janet said...

I vote floors 100%. But then again I am marrying the guy who wants to REGISTER for an HDTV. Yeah, like who on earth is going to buy that for us?

Anonymous said...

Do the floors! It will be much easier to do them now instead of later. Plus, you can be fully moved it.

Sandy said...

those boys and their toys!!! Jeffrey!!!!!!! Silly boy you can wait on a tv! Think of what dust and allergens your sweet little boy will be breathing in if you keep the carpet... what is more important? Cole...TV...? Is that really all that hard of a decision?? Or do I need to come up and bring Cole home with me so he can breath clean fresh air???

KellyF said...

I would do the floors first. Your argument makes perfect sense.

((Caveat ahead))

My husband went and bought not one, but TWO plasma's recently. One's in our bedroom, one's in the family room. And I am IN LOVE! :)

But yes, floors make the most sense at this point!

Erika said...

LOL DUH! The FLOORS! For the reasons you said. The half-moving-in sounds awful. I'm thinking your hubby is not going to take the results of this poll very seriously. And I agree if you don't do them now you never will, TRUST ME.

That's awesome that you got so much done, it's so much fun in a new house!!

liberalbanana said...

Yeah, I would definitely go with the floors, too. Much more important. Get the TV later!

Cole is such a cute boy's name...

Jenna said...

I agree with everyone else. Do the floors. Once Cole starts crawling, it will be harder to get done because one of you will be running after him. You can get it done faster while he watches the both of you.

Ella said...

Floors! Get the TV later.

Anonymous said...

Sorry honey, I already bought a Plasma...at least you can watch Grey's Anatomy in HD! Love you baby!
Husby

Silly Hily said...

Well, I was going to say do the floors DO THE FLOORS and then I was going to tell Jeff I was sorry for voting for the floors b/c we have a plasma in our living area mounted to the wall and I totally lurve it but that carpet seriously needs to come up NOW and hardwood needs to be laid.
BUT, then I read his comment above and well, I think I might have just fallen in love with him. (Shhh, don't tell my husband. I'm kidding of course. Well, kind of.) So, now you can watch GA TOMORROW NIGHT on a plasma just like me and KellyF will be doing and then we can all talk about how fabulous it was on Friday.

I will say this, the wall bracket things for mounting those bad boys are NOT cheap. If you haven't bought one yet, e-mail me and let me know and I'll give you the website we bought our off of. It was way cheaper than getting it in a store. And it works just fine. At least, the TV hasn't fallen yet.

Anonymous said...

I'd say...do both. Have JDog do some more OT, have the wifey do some freelance work, Cole must sleep 18 hours a day anyway, and do both...oh wait...that's what you already did.
MDog.