Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 Caught up

Whew I made it, it's getting late but I wanted to get caught up so I can blog as I go now....

Today I worked a half day so was able to go to the house in the afternoon and Kyle took the bus there after work again. We had the locksmith guys come today and rekey all the locks. Usually with foreclosure houses, the keys are made to one that is all the same to make it easier on the listing agent. But now we have our own private key :0)

I fixed the valve under the sink installing a double valve so that is FINISHED! Only to find out that the dishwasher was leaking a TINY bit AND the kitchen drain is clogged. It can handle a little water but not a lot at one time (another trip to Home Depot will be in the future)

OH yeah, btw: I did go to home depot this morning to get the double valve and a large trashcan for the basement.

I also cleaned the basement, and a lady who got a hold of me on craigslist came over and picked up bunch of the broken up concrete!!

When Kyle got there we pulled up the carpet from the front room to reveal the hardwoods! WOO HOO!
Before with carpet:
dining room carpet

living room hardwoods

We were going to salvage some of that carpet and use under our weights in the basement... but that carpet was SO nasty, the carpet pad was even wet from year old pee, it was so gross! Thankfully we are still living at the apartment and just loaded most of it up and threw it in the dumpster here. We left the carpet in the front yard for tomorrow nights trip, really I just hope it gets stolen by then so we don't have to deal with it, lol.

Kyle fixed the drip under the dishwasher so that is good to go, all that is wrong now is the drainage problem in the kitchen sink, after taking that apart we realize we will need to get one of those hand auger thingys! We've already tried the draino or whatever it's called.

We also sanded some of the wall that we puttied before, looks like we're going to have to do two coats of putty on that panel before we'll be able to paint. We also tore a lot of the wallpaper down in the kitchen. Turns out there were 3+ layers on those walls!!! 2-3 layers of wall paper and a few layers of paint... gesh these people were crazy that lived there before us.

Alright I think that is it, I'm caught up and exhausted so I should get to bed.

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