So, it totally feels weird to have a house.
Sitting in the car on Sunday waiting for John to show up with the keys was so bizarre. I was excited but totally nervous and anxious as it started to sink in that this house was all ours.
We did a quick run through just to make sure that everything was there that was supposed to be there and that nothing was left in a mess. I figured everything was going to be in good condition as the previous owners had been really awesome and had replaced a few things, cleaned out the gutters, and kept the yard in great condition for us, which was more than we could have asked for.
What was interesting was the number of little trinkets and things left behind. We found a Ouija board in the closet, a silver wall hanging of Jesus, and a hand made mothers day gift from one of the kids when they were young.
We took the parentals by Sunday night for a quick run through. Then on Monday Chad spent the day at the house getting the energy assessment done (apparently our house scored 58 out of 100, which isn’t the worst, but it isn’t good) and getting a quote on sanding and staining the wood floors. Turns out there is an 80% chance we can save the wood that is in the dining room, currently covered by tiles, so if we can save it we will. The guy said to recreate the floors we have would cost $16,000 and you wouldn’t even be able to find the same wood, so our floors are pretty darn special.
Monday night we went back to show the g-parents and to bring over the first batch of stuff from the parentals basement. Tools and cleaning supplies will be needed for this weekends Reno Party, so we brought over what we had.
Tomorrow night we will start to bring over some more stuff from the basement just so my parents can start to have their house back. Tonight I’m going to pack up some of the loose stuff thats everywhere.
Friday we start with getting more quotes and starting to take the small things down, like light switch covers and closet doors. I’m still trying to find colours other than blue and grey to paint everything, so maybe some time in the house with colour chips will help me figure it out.
Saturday, destruction begins, and I am so PUMPED. The more and more we make changes the more the house will start to feel like ours instead of feeling like we are trespassing on someone else’s property.
Someone get me a sledge hammer!