Sunday, August 26, 2012

Moving junk around the house and hopefully moving forward

A Saturday, hired a kiddo to help us carry stuff downstairs.  This is accumulated stuff from around the house -- a portion.  Now I still have to go through it, but it is downstairs.  We're having a Valentine's Day party, so time to clean up.

We've been working in our "computer room."  Taking down wallpaper, sanding seams and hopefully we can paint without any problems - doubtful.  John has painted all the hall walls, and he is also cutting and painting floor moulding.  This is pure joy to even think about having floor moulding.  John partially put in our floor in 1999, and in the middle had his first heart attack.  We had to hire someone to finish the floor, but we opted to do our own moulding.  Little did I know it would take about 12 years!!! 

I just must remember - we are making progress.

Last weekend we went down to our local auction to just check it out.  It was our first time there and we were thinking about putting some "stuff" in in.  After having 2 garage sales last summer, giving away free stuff, selling tons of stuff on Craig's list (a great help to us and free) -- we are now to the point of auction.  We have about 10 boxes of stuff down there today.  Nothing really valuable, but I guess we will make a few bucks.  This morning - first thing, John took a truck load of more stuff to Idaho Youth Ranch as donations.  We're still not done yet.  How in the world did we get all this?  We must have worked very hard because it is hard getting it gone and downsizing.

So the plan is:  finish hall.  Go into living room and get new fireplace insert, paint and that is done.  Then hire someone to put in new shower for our master bathroom; vanity, toilet and John can do his great tile work.  Then main bathroom, new bath/shower, vanity, toilet and John can do his magic (beautiful) tile.  Get horrid wallpaper off our bedroom walls, paint.  Then a full house carpet and the upstairs is done.

Then there is the we do have some work ahead of us, but we are getting there.

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