Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Congratulations, you're the lucky winner?

Whenever anyone finds out where we live they inevitably say "I've ALWAYS wanted to live there!" Which is exactly what I said every time I passed by. 3 years ago, after many years of saying this but never dreaming it would happen (after all who would be crazy enough to actually sell this place and move???) we were looking for a place to buy. A place in the country where my dear hubby could have a few horses and chickens. We passed by one day and I happened to say "well, if that place ever comes up for sale can we look?" To which he said "uh, sure". 3 days later there was the sign. No kidding. When I called to see about the price I had to ask twice to make sure. Hooray, we could afford it! I called my sweet husband to say "we're moving". haha Now I know why they say" ignorance is bliss"! I was blissfully happy! And "love is blind". I was in love. Blissfully in Love. We looked. We liked. We bought. Oh my...


Sooo...the house didn't look too bad. Right? If you have a weak stomach you might not want to check out the before pics. One of my grandsons said it looked like a witches house. And he hadn't even seen the inside yet. A sister was worried I'd never get the smell out. I was a little worried as well when, after tearing out 95%, it was still there. Getting rid of the kitchen floor and the solid mouse droppings and drippings did the trick. Downstairs. Upstairs the deciding factor was getting rid of the 2 layers of carpet in the BATHROOM. There is no mistake bigger than carpet around a toilet. Especially with a man in the house. Well maybe a few. But at the time I couldn't think of any.
Notice the blue and green? Uggg!!!!! It took me a while to get rid of all that trim color. Everything is a nice bright white now. Of course that was after I painted 31 windows, many doorways and even more baseboards "biscotti". Which we came to realize is just another word for brown.
Now that you've seen the worst part of the upstairs bathroom it's time to reveal what we were dealing with in the downstairs bath.