Around this time two years ago, I was angry at a flooring manufacturer and at a home improvement store, both of whom had wronged me on a major project with a deadline. And This D*mn House was born.
I can’t believe I missed my own blogaversary! What a goof. Technically, I made my very first post on May 21, 2007, with an open letter to Shaw Flooring. To their credit, Shaw refunded some of my money. (For the record, Home Depot deducted their share of it. They made sure they got paid for the sale and gave up nothing.) Based on the experience I had with the installation, I feared that the floor would not hold up.
Sometimes it’s good to be wrong. More than two years later, I think it still looks as good as the day it went down.
But after that, my blog went quiet. I’d only told a handful of people about it and so for nearly a year, nothing. The blog even survived an attempt to delete it. I’d gone back and read my three meager posts some months later and thought, “This is stupid. Drop it.” Delete. Delete. Delete.
It didn’t work. And now, two years and hundreds of blog entries later, I’m so glad it didn’t! Thanks for hangin’ out with me and makin’ me think these adventures (or some of them anyway) just may be worth bloggin’ about. I’m still enjoying the ride.