I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that today was the best day I’ve had this year. If for no other reason than because this is where I’m sitting right now, writing this post…
I may or may not have just taken a nap in my back yard. Actually, there’s no “may not have” about it… I definitely did, and I have imprints of the lawn on my body to prove it.
It was a much deserved nap mind you, because I spend the weekend diving into the long and arduous (and kind of awesome) task of filling this dumpster.
It started– because you just knew I couldn’t help myself– with tearing out the carpet in the downstairs bedroom.
I think anyone who watched the video tour of the Liberty House can agree, it was absolutely necessary for my mental health and wellbeing. I’ll have to put new flooring down in there before the appraiser comes back to verify all of this work has been done, but it’s well worth it. In fact, I’m planning to start sanding down and refinishing the floors on the main level next weekend… I was going to try and get that floor installed first and do it all at once, but it may have to be a secondary project, because I went a little crazy (shocking) and decided to hire movers to schlep all of my stuff over here in less than two weeks.
The timing may seem a little tight (especially when you think about refinishing 800 sf of floors in the meantime) but not only do I like a challenge, but my landlord agreed to let me out of my lease early if they can find another renter for the Temporary Farm House. Since there have been 3 walk-throughs in the last week, I’m hoping to be out of my contract at the end of March and being able to save on that rent check (and heating two houses) will go a long way toward some of the must-have improvements on the Liberty House. Lord knows I’m willing to put in a couple weeks of intense work to make it happen.
The truth is that the floors don’t have to be sanded and fully refinished before move-in, it would just make my life a lot easier and less dusty in the long run, so that’s the plan for now.
The two big things that I do have to tackle before move-in are heat and water. I’ve already had the experts in taking care of this little problem with the radiator pipes.
Yes, improper winterization rears it’s ugly head.
Hopefully that will be wrapped up early this week, which means sooner rather than later I’ll be able to turn the water back on again. You guys, I’m just going to keep it real and tell you that I’ve peed outside more in the last week than I have in the last decade of my life. Fellas, I know you guys get a kick out of being able to mark your territory, so to speak, but personally I’m ready for indoor plumbing again.
I’ve got a ton a fun stuff to share this week (including another video of the most disturbing thing I’ve found on the property) and as long as I get the one final document from the title company tomorrow, none of it will center around me going to jail for burning down a bank.
Here’s to an awesome week of DIY!