Moving on up!

Or at least moving on.  I received word today that the servicing company has purchased the loan, or conditionally approved it, and three minions people at the originating company are working on getting all of the conditions met to get this beast of a transaction completed.  I am a happy camper!  Thanks Don and fancy VP man.

Carpetgate is getting addressed with the help of my always fabulous real estate agent, Mary-Brett, who is going to grab samples for me from ProSource so I can pick them up tomorrow night.  This would all happen while I’m not in Raleigh during the day.  Time is ticking on the work, though, so I want to make this decision soon SOON soon.  Meanwhile, back at the house:

Dumpster is here!  I named him the Green Monster, no offense to Red Sox fans.  I love my dumpster.  I threw some trash in there tonight, and it stayed in there.  Thing works like a charm!

Lots of other stuff showed up, too.

Shingles, lumber, roofing nails, tar paper, and vinyl for wrapping the windows.  Hell yes!  Put all this stuff on the house!  Do the things to it!  I have no idea how most of this works!  Beware of flying shingles!

Painting supplies have descended on the family room, or maybe this is the den. I think I want it to be the den.

Primer is on the walls (and on the carpets, too!).

This den looks 2,000% brighter with the walls just primed.  The walls were begging to be painted.   You’re welcome, pine paneling walls, you’re welcome.

This is actually an improvement on the ceiling fan.

Primed cabinets. Slight issue with wood under sink. Slight meaning wood is totally rotten and donezo.

I’m still in love with this guy.  Doesn’t the new trim up there look nice?  Such an improvement over the wood valance that was there before.

And my friend and partner in renovation crime Dave came over and got the royal tour (same as the peasant tour, just use “we” instead of “I”) and then we poked around in the half-bath.  We dry-fit the pedestal sink and things are looking good!  We also took down the horrible, no good, very bad mirror.  It was just resting in the mirror clips.  At one point it was glued to the wallpaper, but the wallpaper had just slipped off the glue.  I also shredded some of the paper right off the wall with my bare hands – it’s really hard to resist that once that stuff starts pealing up.

No more mirror! No more 1980s vanity! Hello pedestal sink, you little minx, you!

Now I’m wondering if I can find some flooring at ReStore to take care of this little area.  Perhaps some Pergo?  Hmmm…Anyone want to hire me for some odd jobs?  Resume rewriting, manual labor, child watching, cooking, etc?  I have so many projects to fund!

I’m so happy to have so much progress to show y’all.  We are really moving now, or, as Mamacita que Bonita would say, now we’re cooking with gas!




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