In further pursuit of my new obsession with the interior of my house, I got a couple of on special 5x7, discounted, carpets are Target. So much cheaper than buying a big carpet, small carpets = small price.
My last carpet came from a yard sale. It was a remnant from a hotel, and at the time it was perfect, like a gift from above. And then, eight or so years later, I went to Target and there was another gift.
Old carpet needed to go, and after it was rolled up, I saw that the carpet had left a little bit of a , shadow, a dusty, icky shadow. I knew it was there, but it also needed to go. So I made it go. I swept and vacuumed and moped with hardwood floor cleaner. And mopped, and mopped.
Kind of blah, dusty, yucky. In need of attention. I should have been paying attention to it, they are nice hardwood floors that should be taken care of like they were years ago. They looked better years ago after I took the carpet up when I moved in. Nice floors like these deserve to be treated better than I have. But here I am and here they are and I'm going to put another carpet down and hope it protects the floor until I can wax it or put a sealer down or whatever it is that people to to care for their hardwood floors.
But in the meantime, I cleaned it up.