OK, so I think I scared everyone off with the last ranting. Sorry - I am calmer now. Lara's suggestion was well-taken. I postponed the carpet for our bedroom until the 7th of June. I am taking time to plan the paint, etc. The other two rooms will get carpet this Tuesday, which we can deal with. Those rooms don't need paint for now. I will then paint our room myself. Yep - me.myself. and I. I got a paint estimate that was more than the carpet, so I will do it myself.
In fact, in preparation, I am painting this - the only room in our house that has NEVER gotten any attention and still has the icky builder beige on it. Our teeny master bath that I hate. I think I have allowed MAYBE one or two friends to ever enter it's doorway. It IS Gross:
NO cupboards, shelves, or cabinets. What builder designs a room like that? Craziness. I have plans, though. That's why I'm showing it BEFORE. I took out everything to prepare for painting. Ok, a bottle or two remain.
Here is the best part, though:
Yep - lovely stone. Ok, not really stone. Fake Stone. It's Vinyl made to LOOK like stone. I love it.
So, we are getting there. Baby steps. I should be gardening. Ahhh... my little gardens. Haven't done a thing to those boxes except let the tomato plants regrow from last year. Great. I should have been painting during the BLIZZARDS! Silly me.
I"ll have to wait a while....