The guy from Home Depot called last night, and gave us the quote, we paid for it, and they called this morning to confirm the install date of April 30, Monday of next week.
This is good news. Now that we have an install date, we can plan to begin moving in furniture the next day.
‘Course, the quote was a grand more than we had calculated. Still don’t understand why.
The wife informed me last night that she was going to call a person who does estate sales…sales, not auctions. She has decided not to keep the upright piano (yay!) and the monstrous armoir, wardrobe or whatever. That thing was so big that we had to move it down south (from the ranch area) in a U-Haul. Then we had to remove doors and parts of door jambs to get it into the bedroom. My back thanks her for not making me move that monstrosity again.
So after all the dust settles, here is my opinion of Home Depot flooring services:
the measuring technician (supposedly a trained professional) had extreme difficulty using her tablet device (a miniature Auto Cad type device) which she used to draw the layout of the rooms getting carpeting. It took her over an hour to draw out 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, and a living room. Then, when she was done, she had to do one over again. Seemed excessive to me.
I like ladies as much as the next guy, and I am thinking they are not as technical minded as guys…except for Samantha Carter, of course. You remember that bridge in Florida that collapsed a couple months ago? Did you know the chief engineer was a woman? Oh, I’m sorry: gender neutral with mammarial appendages…good looks can only carry one so far.
When I received the actual quote, I was told there was a $300 charge for unnecessary furniture moving; meaning they charged me $100 each to move a sofa sleeper, a hospital bed, and the giant 73″ Mitsubishi television.
Well, shit. I told her I would move out the hospital bed myself.
The giant Mitsubishi sits on a built in desk (even she referred to it as built in desk), and still billed me $100 for it.
Obviously, the sofa sleeper is a huge albatross and needs a small forklift and a team of large men to move that thing, so be it.
HOWEVER, the store quoted me $65 per heavy furniture item moved around by the carpet installation crew.
I am really anxious to see how much, if any leftover carpeting is left that we paid for. We never saw an actual sq footage in the quote of the amount necessary, so I’ll be squawking some more if the remnants are seemingly excessive
They made the mistake of giving me a survey, so I took the opportunity of tearing them a new one.
It’s a gift.