Way back in prehistoric times when I began this flooring journey, it seemed like it would be a straight forward project. Then halfway through I changed my mind and wanted prefinished wood in all three spaces. In other words, I got lazy. I even considered hiring the entire job out. I got so frustrated with this floor that I was willing to pay someone thousands of dollars to do the work that I’d been dying to do for three years. That frustration came at one of the worst times possible. Two of my staff members resigned and I was left working 60+ hours per week for over a month.
Once things slowed down, the hubs and I went to Lumber Liquidators to place the order for our new flooring. Unfortunately they did not have samples of any of the floors that we were considering. We had to wait until the samples were shipped.
We continued looking at a few other local flooring suppliers when we got some devastating news. The company my husband worked for went out of business with no notice and suddenly the flooring and my little projects seemed trivial and unimportant. I make a pretty decent living but my husband is the bread winner. Not knowing when or where his next paycheck is coming from makes you question the necessity of every dollar spent. Fancy new hardwood flooring is not a priority when our hot water heater went out, the garage door opener goes on the fritz or when water starts dripping from the ceiling fan.
I am blessed with a husband that is a smart saver and excellent money manager. While I’ve been holding it down, he has been pounding the pavement searching for a job and keeping our house tidy. He has a new job starting after the holidays and I’m planning on tackling a few of my lingering projects before we put another dent into our savings for the floors.
All this to say….”I’m not quitting my blog.”
I just needed to take care of our priorities. For those of you who stuck around thank you. I hope to continue to bring you good content that brought you here in the first place.