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    We made it through the weekend, although slightly damp and a little swollen – no worse for wear! We have the best looking trash in the neighborhood – topped with lovely plush carpet and padding, to boot!

    (By slightly damp I mean soaked to the bone, and by a little swollen I mean walking around like really old people in dire need of hip and back replacements. Sucks, getting old.)

    So here’s some of the havoc we wreaked, and we’re looking for a couple of contractors to finish what we started.



    OUR FAMILY ROOM (eek!):

    Our family room had a horrible musty smell and bug issues. When we tore off the pine slats (which are like $6 a piece, and it sucked to saw them in half and put them in a dumpster), there was a lot of mold. The rain proved that the mold problem was an old one that kept getting covered up, as everything was really dry in there.

    One good thing? Smells a heck of a lot better in there now. It still smells like old wood, and old insulation – but it won’t for long. I can’t wait for the smell of fresh drywall, joint compound and fresh paint and flooring. Aaaahhh – put a “For Sale” sign on top (like you would a cherry), and we’re good to go!


    D said,

    wow, what a lot of work! You need a hot bath and a long massage! I hope you update us on everything, and on those baby birds too!

    5.1.2006 @ 11:33 am
    Debbie said,

    Lots of hard work but you can already see the rewards of it. Looks like your well on the way to putting that sign in the ground. :giggle:

    5.1.2006 @ 12:56 pm
    YellowRose said,

    Wow you all really worked hard!! It’s rewarding though, isn’t it? Take care of those sore muscles, reward yourself with a long soak in the tub for a few nights, that should help. And be sure to bring a book and a glass of wine with you so you will be really relaxed! :winking:

    5.1.2006 @ 1:21 pm

    you’re like me, always wait to tackle a job until it’s raining. why is that? we had the same problem when we renovated our main bathroom, amazing to see what kind of damage a bit of water can do.

    5.1.2006 @ 1:27 pm
    Lisa said,

    Good for you! But what a TON of work. :p

    5.2.2006 @ 6:34 am
    Laura said,

    Oh boy, are you ever getting into it! It’ll look great when it’s all done, and nothing sells a house faster than the smell of fresh paint and a brand new room. Good Luck!

    5.2.2006 @ 9:28 am

    […] At the same time we were wrangling the big bad Harley dog, our contractors arrived to start rebuilding the room we gutted. Hi-ho, Hi-ho! It’s off to Lowe’s I go! They needed more materials, and I made myself another shopping list. […]

    5.13.2006 @ 7:50 pm

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