Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Stoked

Okay, we have had some carpet now for a couple of years a little while that we need installed. We really did not know anyone who installed carpet and no idea of what a pad would cost or it would cost to install. I found out during ball season that Coach Nick does flooring, including carpet. I finally got around to getting a quote from him, but had nothing to compare it to. My living room is 280 sq ft plus a hallway. He quoted me $100 on the living room since I had not measured the hallway. To be fair, I had to get another quote. A guy that grew up near us also lays carpet. I have been trying for three weeks to get in touch with him. His wife finally decided today to give me his cell phone number. He quoted me $225 for labor and $135 for the pad. I called Nick back to give him the hallway measurements so I would be comparing apples to apples. He informed me that it did not matter how big the hallway was, it would remain $100. He said that Ryan is his godson (which I thought was sweet) and apparently I am that grandmother figure for Nick. He and Keith have plans to coach ball together next year again, so he figures that he'll be seeing us for the next ten years. I am so excited that he is willing to do that for us. It makes me feel special. And in my old age, I need to feel special.

4 comments:

Lula! said...

Your old age? Nah...I'm not falling for it. And you are special. Of course we'll all want to see the new carpet when it's finished, too.

Insane Mama said...

Isn't it nice when people just show their apprecitation? I doubt you are old. They obviously appreciate you, and they are returning the favor.

Heather said...

That's awesome!

Z's Mom said...

That is awesome! That is a good guy there!!! And dang...if you are old....what am I????