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Wednesday, November 05, 2008


We're working really really hard on our house right now, but it seems like it's going to take forever! It's a lot of work to paint or clean or do anything in the new house with the kids. They have toys & a tv/dvd player there and Callie & Jack do alright, but Ellie gets bored staying in one room. The previous owners had a cat, dog & bird & there was kitty litter & bird feathers all over in one of the bedrooms & it's gonna take several vacuumings (and a good carpet cleaning) to get it all up. I'm allergic to cats & the day we closed we spent a couple of hours at the new house & by the time we left I was wheezing badly & needed my inhaler! Fortunately my body seems to build up immunity after the first few exposures, so I haven't needed my inhaler again although every time I go in the cat/bird room for more than a minute I start sneezing & wheezing a little. Between getting used to it & getting the carpets cleaned I'll be fine soon I think. Today I finished cleaning the kitchen cabinets & tomorrow I have to paint. That's what I have to do every day! And I've gone through 2 different gallons in the LR & am still not real happy w/the color so I think I'll try a 3rd color tomorrow! Jeremiah has been really busy hanging lights & fans. So that's our update.

Oh, & I'm really really excited because we need a fridge & I found one on Craigslist a couple of weeks ago & called on it & got the model # & everything but it was the week before we closed & my husband didn't seem to think we'd need a fridge anytime soon so I didn't do anything about the Craigslist fridge. The next week I went to an appliance store in town & they had a fridge I liked but it was out of my price range so I went home & I'm not sure how but discovered the one I liked at the appliance store was the exact same one that had been on Craigslist so then we decided to definitely buy the Craigslist one if they still had it. I called & left a msg but didn't hear back so the next night I called again & left another msg & asked if they could at least let us know if they'd sold it (because I was so anxious). We didn't hear back so I was bummed that we missed out on it. Anyway, tonight as I was putting the kids to bed the Craigslist people called me (a week later!) and said they still had the fridge & Jer's picking it up tomorrow & we're paying $100 less for it than what they'd asked! Woohoo! I'm SO excited!!! Now we just need a new dishwasher & microwave. So we might as well throw an oven in there, right? There's a d/w there, but the people were apparently pretty bitter when they left and took the racks inside the d/w with them! It would cost $300 just to replace the racks & it's a junky d/w anyway. And I don't know if they did something to the microwave or what, but it won't heat up food (which would explain why they left the turntable & rack in it). They also took the racks out of the oven! This house is costing us a grip!

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Janelle said...

Sorry about all the crud you have to go through, but hopefully in the end it will be all worth it. I think it is funny that people are weird enough to take the dishwasher racks with them, what is that all about. i mean if I were made I would paint something on the wall or take something useful, but I guess that is just me.

Leslie said...

WOW!!! Crazy previous owners! How can they do that to you, so weird! Okay, I know you're crazy busy and everything, but I'd love to see the befores and afters pictures if at all possible! Be safe from the kitty and birdie allergies.

Chelsea said...

You're nuts. Just pick a paint color and be done with it. And don't buy those pillows. Find something else you LOVE but cost less.

Dansie Family said...

i always thought it would be fun to buy a foreclosure, but maybe not.

La Familia Mata said...

Good luck with all the house woes! So much work! That stinks about the previous residence of a cat. As one with with severe cat allergies, I feel for you!

Wendy said...

I NEED pictures of the play by play! I am so excited for you guys! I can't wait to see it in person!

topsyturvytara said...

OOO look at Wendy's comment! She's FINALLY going to come to Kingman! All it took was a new house!