Day 27, 449 combined hours (that does not include the hours spent on our own things getting moved in or moved around for the foundation people) and we still haven't seen the end or the bottom of the mess we committed to. We ARE committed to this project, but honestly would have turned around and headed back the moment we stepped into this house day one and saw how bad it really was if we hadn't spent a small fortune to get here and traveled a week with aging animals.
This is trash day 8 since we arrived. The backyard is full of the larger items waiting on the dumpster and and the garage is still 1/3 full of things to go as well as a loaded, locked and heavier than hell 6 foot freezer.
One of the hardest parts of this all for us is that there isn't a surface, fixture, faucet, floor or wall that doesn't need to be wrecked out and replaced or have major repairs so we can't even unpack! 1700 square feet and we're living in less than 200 of it. And I'm still cleaning up after the idiot foundation people from last week.
I was working in the living room today and could no longer handle the smell of the front foyer so started "removing" the carpet and padding only to find 2 layers of OLD tile underneath. Evidently the foyer is where the cat boxes were and as my uncle would say, "her cats were not disciplined". After removing each layer the odor got worse and worse.
- APPETIZERS~DIPS & FINGER FOODS
- BREADS, BISCUITS, MUFFINS & PASTRIES
- BRUNCH & EGGS
- CROCK POT SLOW COOK
- MEATS~BEEF, CHICKEN, & PORK
- SAUCES, SEASONINGS, GRAVIES, CONDIMENTS, RUBS & DRESSINGS
- SIDES, POTATOES, PASTAS & RICES
- SOUPS, STEWS & CHILIS
- XYZ ETC...
- MENU PLANS
- CRAFTS & PROJECTS
- JOURNEYS & TRAVELS
- WHERE I PARTY