After relaxing for a few days (a cross country road trip is tiring!) we got to work. The carpet that we had originally chosen at Lowe's when we still lived in Florida had been discontinued by the time I got to California. I went ahead and picked a new one. It was scheduled to be installed this week... however when I called on Monday to follow up with them, I was told that it was backordered and wouldn't be installed until at least August 6th! I'm quite over living out of a suitcase at this point, plus Maddie has a hard enough time sleeping as it is, that I just wanted to get us all into our own house and into our own beds.
I decided to call Empire since they install carpet the next day. We got a quote that was almost double what Lowe's was going to charge!! While the salesman was there measuring, John wandered over to our new neighbors house and they told him about Drake's in Huntington Beach. To make a long boring story nice and short, we cancelled our Lowe's order, cancelled Empire Carpet, and are going with Drake's. They are installing our carpet RIGHT NOW THIS VERY SECOND!! YAY!!!!!!! (We met with them at 5pm on Tuesday.) We got the exact same carpet that we were going to choose from Empire for about half the price, and installed 2 days sooner!
Our POD arrived, my car arrived, the paint is being completed downstairs, our kitchen cabinets are ripped out and being rebuilt.. it's a mess but I can hardly wait to get settled in!