March 2006: With the help of Jarom and Roger, Andrew ripped up almost all of the carpet in our house and put down wood floors for less than it would have cost for cheap carpet. He mixed American Cherry and English Pecan to give it a rustic marbled look. We are very happy with the way it turned out.

Andrew also learned the value of the "free stuff" section on Frugal Andrew had been slowly cutting the old carpet into trash-can size pieces, trying desperately to avoid having to borrow a truck and go to the dump. After decideding to list it for free on craigslist, along with a broken sealing fan, it all disappeared. Within 7 minutes he had 3 offers to take all of it. Within 10 minutes it was gone.