We had two free hours on Saturday so decided to go to a few estate sales. The first was a moving sale run by our favorite estate sale lady. Nothing we needed there, but seeing the Kensington house was fascinating. The second was up in Del Cerro across the freeway from San Diego State University. Up a long steep drive to again find nothing interesting.
Just in passing I mentioned that there was one more sale just up the hill. There in the drive of the McMansion were the leavings from a moving-in sale. Very high end stuff…with two rugs. He immediately began dickering for the biggest of the two rugs telling me that I had wanted a blue rug.
Yes, Dale and John’s dog ate a hole in the 10x12 foot Bokhara, and yes I have the missing piece that the vacuum ate.
So we carefully tied the rolled up rug into Grumpy, and yes we never take Grumpy but G’s Toyota was in the shop, and we brought it home. We recruited our weight lifter neighbor, and they brought it up the stairs to the living room.
Mother’s day morning, after a delightful visit from Lessa and MJ, it only took an hour to gut the room, pull out the old rug and pad, wax the floor to remove stuck on gunk from the pad, and lay down the new blue rug which is 12x14. No one will notice it curling up the front of the white bookcase.
No quilts, half the pillows, no heater, and the dining room table down to the garage. Simplification. Though it looks a bit cold and empty now, I bet when the summer temperatures edge toward the 90’s at the beach we will appreciate the room’s coolness.