Friday, September 12, 2008

Still Chugging Along

It seems like it's taking us forever just to paint the upstairs rooms at Denny's dad's house and it is. Part of the reason is that Connie had to wash all the walls before we could paint and part of the reason is that every entry door and every closet door and every shelf and built-in in the house is painted and therefore has to be repainted. Sigh.

It didn't help that Denny's step-mother wasn't a good housekeeper, which she herself admitted. How bad a housekeeper didn't come to light until we pulled the refrigerator out so I could clean the floor before Denny laid the Pergo flooring. Here I was halfway done cleaning the floor. Yuck.

We even had to replace the ceiling light panels in the kitchen because they hadn't been cleaned in years, if ever. Note the difference between the new panels on the right and the old on the left.


The good news is that the house is looking bigger, cleaner and brighter so all the hard work put in by the three of us has been worthwhile. I should have done a bunch of "before" pictures but we just started working right off the bat and I didn't think of it.

Today we're getting some of Hurricane Ike's leftover rain so Connie won't be able to weed. She's starting to work on the landscaping outside since that's been sadly neglected too. It's something she's good at and the gardens will look terrific once she's finished, I'm sure. Chugging right along....

2 comments:

Coll said...

"Inch by inch", as they say. Lots of work, that is for sure. It is amazing the difference a little elbow grease and a touch of paint can make.

No_Newz said...

Looks like you guys are doing a great job! Good luck getting everything else cleaned and fixed. Funny how bright and big everything looks once the dirt is gone, huh? :D Maybe I should clean something LOL!

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