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21 February 2016

MY NEW FLOOR



The hall in my bungalow was once beautifully carpeted but like all entrances the muck walked in. Whatever the weather the carpet caught it. It didn’t matter how many shoe-wiping mats were down folk never seemed to use them. So, we modernised. 

I went to a shop called HAPPY FEET FLOORS because we knew they stocked Karndean flooring. Karndean is the company Rosanne works for so we knew the product would be good. 
This is the one we eventually chose
Actually I must have had a premonition when I said I would like a change. Little did I realise the advantages. Just a few weeks after the job was done I discovered the real benefit. That was when my Joe became really poorly, when the cancer took hold and there was daily blood loss. Little did we know when choosing the new floor that it would make life easier, a wooden floor being so much easier to clean than a carpet, especially a floral, cream based carpet!

It wasn’t until after the floor was fitted that I discovered Joe preferred carpet, yet he made no
objection when we chose the colour and style. It was only when people complimented us on our choice that he admitted he was a ‘carpet man’. I heard later that he had gone along with the idea to please me, because - and I’m quoting other people now - I deserved it. According to others he was so grateful for my domestic and caring skills that he wanted to give me something I really wanted. And there was me thinking he wanted it too! So now, every time I walk on the floor I give silent thanks for being married all those years to an extremely unselfish man. 

The finished product

22 comments:

Blogoratti said...

What a heart warming story, and the finished work complements your home well. Here's to you and Joe, and wish you more strength, happiness and love... now and always!

Banker Chick said...

The floor is lovely, I did a similar treatment in my dining room, So much easier to keep clean as you enter the room from our front door. The carpet there was thrashed.
I have just been catching up with you and it seems as if you have had the support you needed during this hard time. I think about you often as I go about my day and send you strength and blessings.

Ron said...

"So now, every time I walk on the floor I give silent thanks for being married all those years to an extremely unselfish man."

Valerie, that made me very emotional. How touching.

((((((( You )))))))

I LOVE the finished product. The floor looks beautiful!

" a wooden floor being so much easier to clean than a carpet"

You are so right about that because when my family relocated to Florida, the first thing my mother did when we moved into a previously owned home, was remove the carpet and replace it with tile. My mother never liked carpet because of how it so easily collected dirt and debris; especially when you live in a damp and sandy place like Florida. Plus, we had a dog and cat, so cleaning up after them was easier with tile, rather than carpet.

Have a super Sunday, dear lady!
X

Valerie said...

BC - I wish it hadn't taken me so long to get the job done but I think Joe would have objected when he was well enough to say his piece. Thank you so much your lovely words. I am taking each day as it comes but none seem any easier yet.

Valerie said...

Blogoratti. Thank you for your comment and good wishes.

Valerie said...

Good afternoon, Ron. Your mother was wise. I wish I'd been able to do this years ago. However, I can plan ahead - maybe do a room or two the same way. Thinking of the ease of cleaning.. oh yes!!

troutbirder said...

Sweet story indeed. A good memory to hold on to.....:)

Valerie said...

TB, yes indeed. Thanks for popping in.

joeh said...

The floor looks really nice!

Denise inVA said...

You were blessed Valerie and I know Joe knew so was he. Sweet story.

Akelamalu said...

It looks lovely Valerie and how thoughtful of Joe to let you have what you wanted despite his preference. xx

Valerie said...

Thanks, Pearl. Yes, Joe was a very considerate man, always looking out for others and never himself.

Valerie said...

Thank you, Joeh

kden said...

The carpet was very beautiful but I'm sure your new flooring will serve you better. Here's to dusting instead of vacuuming :)

Geraldine said...

Looks just wonderful Val, good choice.

Flooring can add so much to the look of any room, hallway...and there are so many to pick from too! :-)

Have a great week, G

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful floor and gorgeous post. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Valerie said...

kden, yes, I'll give a toast to dusting every time.

Valerie said...

Geraldine, I agree there are so many wood patterns to choose from; it took a while to select the one we have.

Valerie said...

Cuban, thank you.

Mr. Shife said...

Beautiful post and the floor is pretty sweet too, Val. I wish I had something more witty to say, but nothing can really top your wonderful blog.

Mr. Shife said...

Hi Val. I just had some computer issues. Let me know if my previous comment didn't make it.

Geraldine said...

Have a great weekend Val. Hope you're doing ok. Just stopping in to see what's new. Hugs, G