Monday morning, coming down
Have a handyman over taking care of hanging new curtain rods, touching up the dry wall, and recaulking the tub in the master bath as my I work on removing and replacing a broken wall mount microwave, re-anchoring the drain spout, re-screening the sliding screen door, and sanding, staining, and then applying a coat of polyurethane the banisters.
Packing is coming along slowly but surely, but the big push is for the 20th, when I have to have all the furniture temporarily moved off of any carpeted areas — like, the entirety of the upstairs, save the bathrooms — so that the carpet guy can come in and lay new carpets. To save money we’re keeping the old padding (which is still pretty decent, judging by the lack of creaking) and I’m doing the tear out / haul away myself, just as I’ll be tearing out the stock carpet, vinyl, and small plank oak floors in the new house the night we close so that the aftermarket wood flooring and tiling can go in beginning on the 27th. Not much of a window but I’m doing my best.
Anyway, I’m sure the world is going to shit and Obama has done some nasty stuff — or at least, he’s preparing to do something new to pressure the Constitution’s seams — but I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to look into it.
Oh. And IKEA is a living nightmare. Don’t try to tell me differently. Fact is, I’ve already made up my mind — though I’ll admit a decent portion of my wild disdain comes from wearing motorcycle boots during our 30-mile hike through that Swedish labyrinth of Hell.
Talk to you soon. And thanks again to everyone who contributed to August’s fundraiser. It’s helping to pay for all the repairs to this house, which we had to speed up as our closing date was moved up.