This morning was busy, as we were out and about doing things, so I didn’t get a chance to check out our den until the afternoon. After Savannah got up from her nap, I decided to go downstairs and start thinking about moving everything back down.
**Side note: Savannah didn’t actually nap. I could hear her talking in her crib for an hour before I finally got her. When I opened the door to her room, I was greeted by her on her knees, holding onto the bars of her crib. Everything that had been in her previously (stuffed animals, blanket, sleep sack, the socks she’d been wearing) was now on the floor and she looked quite proud of herself. She actually was in a really good mood. This is the first time I’ve ever seen her get up from a laying down position all by herself!! End side note.**
When I walked down the stairs, I was greeted by a now-familiar smell, and my heart sank. Cat pee. Last night before the carpet guy left, we talked about the fact that the carpet may be permanently damaged – that there is only so much a carpet cleaning can do. The carpet may be salvageable, but the pad underneath may be ruined. I was hoping the cleaning would do it, but it seems that the smell is just as strong as before.
I am very discouraged. The carpet cost about $700 and it is only 6 months old. I just wanted a nice room for Savannah to play, and I feel like no matter how hard I try I can’t get there.
I guess tonight when Paul gets home from work we’ll figure out where we want to go from here.