Well, two days later after trying forever to soak the water out of the carpet with a shop-vac, we still had squishy wet carpet. So the executive decision was made: it had to go.
Here's another hallway with Sam's toys sitting around...the ones that could be rescued from the water that is.
"Goodbye thousands of dollars worth of carpeting!"
That will teach me to stop complaining! Man, what I'd give to have my regular living room back ...messy or not. And now the question remains: more carpet? Laminate? Leave the concrete and let the kids ride bikes in the house?
Hmmmm...all I know is that I spent until 4am on Tuesday morning rescuing things from the basemet and trudging around in a lake of water, (did I mention that my daughter was having explosive diarhea the same night?). Then, I had to shower off and run to teach VBS on Tuesday. And THEN, I spent today with my husband ripping up carpeting, padding, and hauling it outside. I'm BEAT!