The only problem that I hadn't taken into account is that the current carpet is brown and trust me when I say that the new rug was not going to work there. So I rolled up the new rug and it laid, in the foyer the entire month of December. Yes all the way through Christmas! Guests just stepped over it.
I pondered what I should do with the rug.....and pondered some more. Then when I took the Christmas decor down it hit me. Why not give it a try in the dining room? So I recruited John to help with the transition, never underestimate the "willingness to help" of a 14 year old boy! After all he did do all the heavy lifting!