New job and new hardwood floors
I want to explain exactly in more detail what happened and why I decided to take this full-time job over the contract one I had already accepted back on June 30. I had interviewed with this direct marketing agency a week before I was to start the contract job. I knew that they were not going to get back to me before I started the contract job. I figured that I would go on the interview since I had nothing to lose. I had already had a phone interview the week prior so I was "in the process" with them. My current boss ended up calling me during her vacation the morning of my second day at the contract job to offer me the position. I was thrilled and a little shocked.
It was a Friday, so I negotiated the offer with the agency. I got the counter offer the following Monday. I finally let the contract job's staffing firm know I got another full-time offer that Wed. I said that if the company could offer me a full-time position with benefits at the same salary I would stay. The VP of Sales at the contract company said he would talk to the CEO and see if he could get an approval for a full-time marketing position. A week went by and he still hadn't been able to discuss it with the CEO. I then formally accepted the offer from the direct marketing agency and gave my 2-week notice. Deal done.
This will surely add value to the condo. I am so happy I got rid of the awful carpet in the living room/dining room area. The previous owner did not take care of it and actually allowed dogs to piss on the carpet. It was disgusting when I had the carpet cleaners come in and they lifted up the carpet to show the urine had went straight through the carpet and soiled the pad underneath it. It was so gross. They cut away the padding and cleaned the carpet as best as they could. I spent $215 on the carpet cleaning for the entire condo, just to rip out the living/dining and hallway carpet. You live you learn though. I still needed the carpets in the bedrooms to be cleaned. So it wasn't a total waste of money. I can't wait to post photos of the completed job. Below is a photo of the living room area with the padding on it.