- the first floor was re-carpeted at least once: from an ugly yellow color, to a more neutral (and more dirt-filled) beige
- the kids who lived in this house REALLY liked hiding things behind the built-in bookcase in the living room (and they also REALLY liked pokemon...)
- the smell is completely gone now that the carpet is gone; it wasn't too offensive--after I sprayed it a few thousand times with Febreze over the last 2 years
- there was an unbelievable amount of dust and dirt underneath the carpet. Like sickening. Like somebody could get sick breathing it in every day (oh that would mean me....)
In other news: tonight I am making a real meal. I am actually sick of Bertolli's. (I know, I can't believe I am saying it either.) Bertolli's are AMAZING and so quick. The last few nights Ben and I have been working for hours on the floors, and we couldn't devote any time to cooking, so in ten minutes we'd have a meal from a frozen bag. Today, however, I am whipping up this little treat. (To be followed by this little treat.) And wow, does it smell good!!!!!!