The flooring is expected in the warehouse sometime in the next couple of weeks. Then we can schedule an installation date. We have a certain amount of work to be done just before they come out -- I want to remove a badly placed floor vent, so we'll need to patch the floor there. (We'll also need to remove the ductwork in the basement, but that doesn't need to be done before the floor goes down.) I expect that we'll have to do some subfloor repair in front of the dishwasher (there've been a few leaks, just before and shortly after we put the new one in), and perhaps a bit where the old cat waterer was(which was not as fully contained as one might wish). We also need to check the floor in the hall where the cats sprayed for a while during the settling phase.

The kitchen walls are now painted -- I probably could have gotten away with buying just a quart of paint -- when I did the math, I neglected to account for the 60% of wall that is covered by cabinets. Ah well, there's a laundry room and a basement stair to paint.... The accent wall in the dining room matches the one in the living room -- I did get just a quart for that one, as it's only 6 feet long.

The laminate samples are beginning to show up -- I ordered larger samples from the manufacturers, after doing a first pass using the teeny samples from the lumberyard. Still waiting on the cabinetry/countertop quotes, but they did say "up to two weeks", as they're down to one designer for the summer, and their shops are busy too.

And then we all ran away for the weekend! Musecon was fun. I really need to remember to set alarms so I'd remember to go to things I wanted to, but.... Did watch the blacksmithing, and spent quite a bit of time watching the saris and lenghees and kurtas and salwar khameez at the Indian weddings. DB was a guest/volunteer at the Kaboom! on Saturday night -- fun with liquid nitrogen!
Just a little over the usual time -- it started raining somewhere between the MI state line and St Joe/Benton Harbor and did so the rest of the way home.  It was windy, too, which sometimes made passing trucks "interesting".  The rain & wind made it seem a lot colder than 40F when I got gas in Battle Creek.

It was a good con, if a little more subdued in some ways/less subdued in others than it has been in the past. But change happens.  It remains to be seen whether this change is temporary or a more permanent thing. I had a good time, caught up with people I haven't seen since last Cap, and got to chat with people I hadn't known before.  I also bought Girl Scout cookies from Steven Silver's girls, as I have no local "pushers".  :)  (I don't know when/if the local troops are going to have tables at the grocer/post office/bank.  If I can't buy from locals, I'll buy from people I know. Even if they are three states away.)

Tomorrow I will unpack and shovel slush out of the driveway and garage.  whee.


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