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Spiders and Snakes and Roofs, Oh My!

23 Jun

Day Two of work is complete.  Let me start of by saying that central air, or air conditioning period is an underrated amenity and that I am currently living the glamorous life in my apartment.

Got to the house around 10 or so with a car full of cleaning supplies and tools only to find out that Dad Ek was already there with an entire SUV full of supplies including a lawn mower – one of those things I’ve never considered having to own.  The boys got to work in the back weed wacking and mowing and I started scrubbing down the fridge so that we would have proper refrigeration for the cases of water, beer and pop that we will inevitably go through this summer.  Check out the before and after pics of the back of the yard – we do have a wall back there!  Oh, I was also informed that we have our first pet – a lovely black snake.

We got sweatier and sweatier as the day progressed but were able to accomplish a lot scrubbing, killing daddy long legs, and removal of curtains, doors, carpet and fixtures.  We walked a few electricians few – estimates forthcoming.  Overall the day was great until we found out that our roof estimate is most likely going to be a lot more than expected.

Which, of course, is cutting into the kitchen budget.  Goodbye shiny, new kitchen cabinets, Hello new paint, hardware and sanding.  Let’s find out if those kitchen rehabs with very small budgets on HGTV are applicable to the real world.

We’ll be checking out tile tonight for our counters and floors and will be back to work on Saturday working on removing cabinets, old tile and wallpaper.