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!