When we initially looked at Edelweiss, and looked over the carpet and the old wood floor in the kitchen, we knew we would want to replace it as soon as humanly possible. I personally didn’t realize how bad it was, in terms of how much dust and dirt it was harboring, until we made the 5-day trip from California to Florida. Every morning as we were about to depart on our trek, we’d open the door, and the musty smell would be completely overwhelming. You knew the air you were breathing was slowly punishing your lungs — I think a castle dungeon would have more appealing! Ok, that’s hyperbole. Not really. Maybe, a little. I’ve never been allergic to anything, but that carpet was the bane of my wellbeing the entire trip.