This New(ish) House

July 9, 2004

We were planning on moving into our house this weekend...

We greatly underestimated how long it would take to remove wallpaper, paint, and fix other stuff in the house.  The thing that sucks is that the moving van isn't available again until the weekend of the 30th.  In other words, we won't be getting out of Ginny's house prior to them getting back from Indiana.  Oh well...

This weekend we painted the hall bathroom, master bathroom, and the master closet.  I also got rid of all the wallpaper trim in the house (that's what I spent most of this weekend doing).  My dad was down in the area for the weekend, so he helped me re-drywall the wall around the fireplace after I had removed the tile.  He applied the first layer of drywall mud and I have done the second two layers.  Thanks again, dad!

The wallpaper removal was a pain in the ass.  We bought this blue crap called DIF that was supposed to be full of hungry little men that love to eat wallpaper glue.  It didn't work too well, and I found that a bottle of water did as good of a job and didn't turn my wall blue in the process.  Summary: wallpaper is evil and ugly.

We did all sorts of other little things around the house, but I won't get into all that.

Sorry I haven't taken any pictures of the house as we're working on it.  Now that we have more time to get work done I'll feel less guilty taking time to snap photos, so expect glorious pictures of our remodeling.

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New Homeowners

July 1, 2004

Heather and I are now officially new homeowners.  After a lot of running around and placing many phone calls yesterday I was able to get everything sorted out and our house was purchased.  We were able to get the seller to pay for a professional carpet cleaning and de-odorizing as well as pay for the last item they did not fix per their agreement.  Now we are picking out paints, doing a bit of re-modeling, and fixing problems with the house.  I will try and take some before and after pictures so everyone can see all our hard work.  Heather is taking off Thursday and Friday, and both of us have Monday off as a holiday.  Also, this Friday is my day off from work because I work a nine-hour day and get every other Friday off.  So Heather has a five-day weekend and I have a four-day weekend.  This will definitely help us get all of the work done that we have planned.  We have the moving van reserved for next weekend, so hopefully we can get all we want done prior to moving in.  We also need to buy a washer and dryer as well as additional furniture.  Lots of changes in our lives, I'll keep you posted.