Nov. 2nd, 2009

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I've updated on fb and twitter, but realized I never posted here about the fact that we got our house on Friday!
It was a pain in the ass getting it, but it is so worth it. I realized today that our new house is bigger than either of our parent's homes and it made me happy. I don't know how much of the details I ever posted about it, but the house has 4 bedroom and 2 1/2 bathrooms with a really big yard in front and back on a quiet little cul-de-sac in the burbs. I am thrilled with it.

Now the big job begins though. The house is rather dirty. There's nothing that's not easily cleaned with a little elbow grease, but it's just me working on it alone cause Charles is at work all day. I started on Friday as soon as I had the keys in my hand and managed to get a bunch done. We both spent the weekend working on it, and I was back at it again today. We were originally thinking that we were going to have a full 2 months to work on it, but instead we have less than 5 weeks. This is thanks to the apt complex letting us only give 30 days notice instead of 60, which is awesome, cause that's less $ we have to pay for a place we don't need. I'm happy about the saving money, but I'm gonna wear myself into the ground getting this place ready so fast. I don't want to move our stuff in until everything has been scrubbed, repainted, and recarpeted.

So far I have gotten most of the downstairs done. The kitchen, 1/2 bath, living room, dining room, and hallway have all been cleaned. All that's left for those rooms is spackling, wall washing, priming, and painting. The family room is the reason I haven't gotten to that yet. I thought that was gonna be the easy room since the carpeting is getting ripped out and I don't care, which means I just had to wash the walls and windows. Except the people who lived in our house before are idiots. It turns out 2 of the walls in there are paint _over_ wallpaper >:(  I peeled up all the paint and discovered the back of the paper stayed put. I spent today wetting and first scraping then scrubbing with a paint stripping pad to get it off. I got about halfway. So frustrating. I should finish that tomorrow. The upstairs shouldn't be so bad and it's no where near as dirty. I'm hoping to be painting this weekend :D


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