May 18, 2012
Yesterday was beyond exhausting. We went to two flooring stores and ended up overwhelmed. It seems that there is hardwood flooring as well as engineered hardwood and laminate flooring. We were informed that unless we had a special humidifier running through our furnace we could only have laminate flooring as the wood would eventually dry out and warp. With us shutting down the house for six months of the year when we head down to Mexico, it complicates things further. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions or horror stories to share with us?
One of the stores had an interior designer available to do a consult. She however did not like some of our choices to date and was very strong about her opinion. She even started to sway us on the colour of the house siding.
We spent 20 minutes in a lighting store but both agreed we were too tired and hungry to deal with it. Besides that is not as much of a pressing decision as the others.
We got the dreaded call while at one the the flooring stores yesterday…..the cement team has been delayed until Tuesday. This means that they just might finish an hour or two before we move over to the beach site next weekend. Sigh!!! All the coordination the other day with the irrigation guy and the water box thing, out the window. Plus the forecast is for showers next week, so it is what it is, nothing I can do but deal with it.