At least a few times a day, one of us asks… “are we nuts?” Our house needs a lot of work to sustain us, and we need to be good stewards of it. There are so many things we’ve been putting off until .. until when? Until we could come to a joint decision of what to do? Until we had time/money? Until we couldn’t turn a blind eye anymore? Once we tackle one thing.. like the cracked tiles missing grout, and the cracked walls.. where do we stop? So to help us remember we’re not so crazy… here’s a list of things we won’t miss..
Creaky sticky bifold doors that we often fight to close: **sound on
Broken tiles that were never sealed, installed without subfloor, causing all the grout to come out within first 2 yrs thanks to previous owner: aka “Houseflipper Extraordinaire”
rusty sinks, window handles and mouldy grout
old rotten window frames
poopy gross paint colours, by a really
drunk blind inept painter
water damaged cabinets with really poor plumbing. Again, thanks to Houseflipper ExtraOrdinaire – when we first used the kitchen sink over 12 yrs ago, the Ptrap just FELL… it wasn’t even attached. sink was also never sealed in properly, and other ongoing issues.. Bill fixed each as it came along, but the dripping started again..
bumpy and pitted lath and plaster walls
Weird ceiling configurations (likely for floor to ceiling drapes?
and unfinished items.. like floor transitions, door frames..
the packing, purging has been cathartic and exhausting.. but we’re doing it.. and I can’t believe how much we’ve accomplished in 3 short weeks. The kitchen is almost completely packed, other than what we need to use the next couple of days, same with Bill’s office, and our bedroom. We’ve purged through ALL our clothing, and packed up what we won’t use the next few months that we’ve decided to keep. I toured my sister Wilma’s amazing basement apt (the J Lounge) yesterday, the first time as a prospective tenant. I’ve been in the J lounge numerous times over the years, but never looked at it as a place I would live… I don’t think i’d ever stepped foot in the bedrooms, or opened the cupboard doors. It’s amazing. She’s thought of every detail. I’ll blog about that likely next week. We are incredibly blessed to have family close by with incredible living quarters available to people like us in transition. Dick & Wilma have the most hospitable hearts and home. There aren’t enough words for people like them. But I will try.. next time.