I FINALLY see it... after a few long weeks... When you do the work yourself...it's painstakingly slow - it's starting to feel rewarding. Honestly, even if my scheduled allowed me to do this project 24/7 - I think I'd be so bored... I've realized I get bored way more than I admit! After painting and painting... and scraping and taping... today the new carpet was installed. We had 4 of the nicest men here for 6 hours, only one spoke English and he was so thoughtful and accommodating... and I was SO HAPPY they took away the old carpet - the last time we did this it had to go on the curb! I guess the best compliment was our son came home for all of 10 minutes and was all compliments..."he noticed"! My September resolution is LESS clutter...for me it's very hard... so as I'm putting away my "STUFF" I'm consciously putting away much less of it and planning for my first garage sale... a topic for another blog!