CARL: I think we should do the floors before we work on the curtains and walls.
SUE: Why? It doesn't make sense.
-If we do the floors first, and then paint the walls,
we will get paint all over our new floor.
CARL: Hmm. Maybe you're right. But I can't stand all this green carpet in here.
-And besides, I know how to paint. I will just cover everything with drop cloth.
I won't get anything on the floor.
SUE: Are you sure?
CARL: Yes, I'm sure. I've done a lot of house painting in my life.
-And my mother was very picky.
-If I got even a tiny drop of paint on her furniture, she would get furious.
So I learned to be very careful.
SUE: Alright. Then maybe we can do the floor first.
These wood floors under this carpet are beautiful.
-And me too--I can't wait to get all this old carpet out of here.
But how can we get it out? Do we have to hire someone?
CARL: Absolutely not. We can remove the carpet ourselves.
Carpet is held down with carpet nails. You just need to pull it hard and it comes up.
Then, after we remove the carpet, we need to restain all the wood floors. Right?
CARL: Yes. But we should hire someone for that.
That will probably be expensive. And it has to be done right.
SUE: -And then, after the floors are done, we can start to move our furniture in.
CARL: Sure. If we can get an appointment with someone to do the floors