Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Only a few more days to go!

We move November 1st! Its coming so soon. We are SOOOOOO behind on the new house projects. Its 1:11am on Wednesday and as I type, Adam is at the new house working on flooring, getting everything ready for the new carpet to be put in on Thursday. We have to have all of our tile down so the carpet guys can do the fancy seamless edges where the carpet meets the tile.

Adam spent most of the evening (5pm and on) pulling out all the icky NASTY carpet and padding out of the house. Then he had to remove the darn vinyl stick tiles and plywood subfloors that the previous owners put down in odd places. Its been such a pain! He then has to lay down new 1/4 inch cement board so he can lay the new REAL tile. AYE AYE AYE! I don't think Adam will be coming home tonight.

In the morning the children and I get to go back to the house and vacuum it all up and then start on the lovely task of pulling out all the staples in the floor that held down the old padding. ITS GOING TO TAKE ALL DAY! The positive side for the kids is that they get 5 cents for each staple they pull out. Each has their own bag to keep track of it all. CHA-CHING!

Projects that have been completed so far
carpet/pad removed
vinyl stick tiles removed
new lights in house (just about every light has been replaced)
new cabinet knobs in kitchen
fixed outdoor garden lighting
half of the doorknobs have been replaced (most of the old ones were broken!)
new miniblinds on entire 1st floor
fridge was scoured down, it was left very dirty :(
new pretty curtains on front window
front door weather stripping repaired
new carpet as of Thursday!!

Projects to be completed (supposed to have been done before we moved in):
paint entire 1st floor
new tile in both bathrooms, entry, back door, and kitchen
change out all light switches, outlets and covers (old yellowed and most were painted?)
new counter tops in kitchen
new hinges on kitchen cabinets
weather stripping on garage door replaced
finish switching out doorknobs
fireplace professionally cleaned
clean the stove (left all nasty, just like the fridge, grrrrrr)

There are a ton more projects to do but most we will have to slowly work on through the winter. Our main goal is to get moved in and unpacked and get the upstairs bathroom finished and working again. Tile has to go down and the new toilet installed. Luckily we have a bathroom on the first floor that has a shower so we won't be without a way to get clean! I will have to work on painting wall by wall when the kids are at school. Don't worry, I won't be getting on any ladders. I will leave all the high stuff for Adam. Our living room has a 20ft high ceiling.

Somehow in the next 3 days we need to fit in carving pumpkins, Trunk or Treat, trick or treating at Adam's work, Halloween parties, etc... and we have to pack up our little house we are currently in! Hopefully packing won't take too long since about 3/4th of our belongings are still packed away and in the basement.

Wish us luck!! We can't wait to get in the new house and spread out!!!

4 comments:

Our Family said...

Ok so I am tired and all I did is read your list. If anyone can do all that work and get it done it is you and Adam. So excited for you to spread out. Make sure to post pictures of the completed projects. I am so happy for you! Tricia

Diana said...

That's sooo exciting you guys are getting a new house! How fun!... well it will be when the work is done! :) I am way happy for you!

Lingard Boys said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!

wendysue said...

Holy cow. I know you said you had lots of work to do, but that is crazy!! Amazing that you guys can do it all too! I can't wait to see it!