Well, I haven’t updated for two weeks, partly because I’ve been really busy, and partly because there isn’t much progress to report.
Last weekend, my dad went to Maine for the weekend, so pretty much nothing got accomplished, since everything that’s left to be done is awaiting his expertise. Also, Adam didn’t want to do anything, and I had a hunter pace on Sunday, so…nothing.
I did do a TON of cleaning in the evenings after work last week, though. I wiped the inside of every cabinet and drawer with bleach. That was pretty gnarly. It was like the former occupants spilled oil inside every single cabinet. And had a food fight with spaghetti all over the house...
The newly cleaned and polished handles are back on the cabinets; however, the countertops still remain covered with random tools, paint cans, and trash. UGH!
Also, put up curtains, which need to be hemmed (because nothing can ever just be DONE):
Cleaned the shower with excessive amounts of bleach and installed some fixtures in the bathroom:
This weekend went very much the same way. Saturday Adam was busy, and my dad showed up at the house while I was running an errand (because after 3.5 months of doing nothing but working on the house, god forbid I have to do anything other than work on the house once in a while), so he turned around and went home because I wasn’t there. So, the appliances remain unhooked up, and we still don’t have electricity in the bedrooms.
I did get the kitchen pantry painted, though:
The photo was before the second coat, so it looks even better. The walls were so gross in there. Adam sanded down the shelves to make them shiny and new. I also painted the bathroom shelves since they were also dirty (like every other surface in the house).
I also painted the window frame and door frames in the bathroom since they were scuffed and dirty.
Here’s Adam, hard at work:
There’s crap everywhere, as you can see. I’m sick of it.
Here are the killer zombie weeds which have sprung up all over the damn yard. Also, the lawn got mowed on Saturday, so that’s one thing, at least.
Luckily, my dad did get over on Sunday to mow down the bamboo.
Anyway, I’m seriously losing patience and seriously broke. I am about ready to put the house back on the market. There’s still so much left to do and no money left to do it, everyone’s burnt out, everyone’s got an attitude, everything always goes wrong, and I can’t take it anymore.
Here’s all the crap I’ve been spending money on lately:
-curtain rod, bath fixtures, three floor lamps, clothing hangers…$84.46
-returned a door stop…-$3.78
-bathroom cleaner, shower cleaner, toilet cleaner, felt pads for furniture feet, Mr. Clean Home Pro, screwdriver, door bumper, razor blade scraper, dowel for closet, weed killer, a machete (that was all Adam’s idea)… $37.68 (because I used $44.12 in gift cards)
-a nightstand and a clothes rack from Target…$20-I got $100 off my fridge because of a small dent in the side! so -$100
$8653.57 spent on renovations (and I haven’t even been adding monthly electric bills and property taxes and home owner’s insurance…wahhhh)
Also bought $300 worth of stuff at Lowe's last night, but I don't have the receipt at the moment, so I'll add it on to the next post.