I’ve been busy…

So sorry I haven’t been around much. Bought a new home a few weeks ago and it’s taking up all my time so I can move in by the end of July.

The listing said, “pristine condition, new roof, new dryer, move right in!” Yep, move right into 1996! The house has good bones, a nice layout, just woefully dated. Too old to be current, too new to be retro.

You can see the old wall color and cabinet color on top. Barf! Cabinets painted deep gray, need to finish the bottom so new flooring can go in. I will not miss the hunter green and cream linoleum at all!
Carpet pulled up, removing padding and tack strips from concrete! First house I’ve had that is built on a slab. The nails are shot into the concrete and have to be popped out with a crow bar…
Shopping for all new appliances and trying to get decent things yet stay within a budget!

Flooring got delivered last night and we will begin installing on Thursday. That will really transform things! Wish me luck…

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  1. The dreaded tack strips. I’ve pulled those up before, but not after some involuntary donation of blood. So sharp! Best of luck on your new home, Dee!

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    1. God, they are everywhere! Only one room left to pull them up. Flooring arrived last night and we’re starting this weekend. I’m so excited to see how it looks!

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  2. You got this. Just don’t forget to maintain your rainy day fund. When remodeling, there’s always a rainy day. 😃😃

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    1. Luckily I don’t have to buy furnishings as I have all that. Made sure to get a good price on the house because of all the updating. I’m also not going high end on things cause it’s an average house and I don’t need so much anymore!

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      1. I hear y’a’. Houses eat money if you’re not careful. Believe me, I love this old place, and can’t fathom living anywhere else. But, it’s a money pit. 😃😃

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      2. Well, that’s true, just like cars and kids! Always something to do or pay for!

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      3. Hahaha! Got that right. 😏

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  3. Good luck! It’s a new start. A few glitches, but once you’re done, it will be nice and cozy 🌹🌹🌹

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    1. Yes, it’s a lot of work but I’m enjoying it, and ready to try to move on.

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  4. Oh, my! you have a lot of work ahead of you, but it will be so worth it!

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    1. It is keeping me busy for sure!

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  5. That looks like the same dishwasher we put in — it’a a good one! Hope you’re having fun choosing your colors. It’s a lot of work but you’ll love it in the end! 👍

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    1. It’s been fun and I’ll be getting my things out of storage soon which will be like Christmas! I’ve forgotten what I own, lol

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    2. Good to know on the dishwasher! It’s hard choosing new appliances!

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  6. Yes, other people’s ideas of move right in is not always true to life! Hope everything comes together in time!

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    1. It will! And it’s keeping me busy for sure!

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  7. Whatever you do don’t watch The Money Pit. Good Luck!

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    1. Hahaha, I’ve seen the Money Pit! Not too many problems yet, just things I knew it would need

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  8. Congratulations on your New home

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  9. Looking forward to seeing the transformation. Good luck and happiness in your new home.

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    1. Thank you! It’s such work but apparently I’m somewhat of a control freak and have to do some work myself! 😂

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