Student or Learner
In the HBO series Six Feet Under, season 2 episode 3, "The Plan",
Robbie takes Ruth to a course "The Plan" that teaches people to be happier.
There's a circumstance that, Robbie asks Ruth to call her kids and tell them that she loves them.
Here's the dialogue:
Robbie: Why don't you try calling your kids?
Ruth: I don't even know where my kids are, and the last thing they want
is for me to call on a Friday night so I can put in new flooring.
What does Ruth mean? What does "put in new flooring" mean?
Explaining it literally seems incorrect.