Home stretch
Thursday June 24th 2021, 10:27 pm
Filed under: Life

A distraction while I wait for some pictures to come through…

This one needs some work. That sports wallpaper at the top against green and peach walls–I don’t get it. The bright blue and red kitchen would turn out a boring cream-to-lightest beige by the time I’d be done with it, but I do love those cabinets.

The two shades of cheap green carpet clash, and where there are ripples in those other pictures? That means they threw the cheap sell-this-house wall-to-wall in, nailed it down and walked away without stretching it out first. If it’s cold, you have to turn on the heat to get it to do it right; I learned that from a flooring worker in New Hampshire who was not willing to do it wrong.

And then there’s the chicken pox room. The one with the ping pong table and laundry on the other side of the room. Can you imagine how loud that washer and dryer are going to be in there?

But the house does have some pretty good bones to it.

Checking: nope, the picture still hasn’t shown up yet. But another estimate from a contractor just did. Two more are coming to give estimates tomorrow, one Monday, we make our picks and then we’re off to the races.

By the time we’re done fixing everything that needs to be fixed I want our house to be so pretty that we fall in love with it all over again and stay right here. Pass the cherries.

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Electric baseboard heat throughout a place that big…that will cost. But it’s in a pretty setting. And yes, good bones.

Comment by Marian 06.24.21 @ 10:53 pm

It looks like someone took a modern church and tried to make it into a house. The entrance is pure industrial strength flooring. There’s probably more under the carpet, which is why it isn’t stretched out properly. (Just my $.02)

Comment by Anne 06.25.21 @ 2:06 am

Finished the bison/silk shawl and it is blocking now. Plain stockinette at the top, then doubled, then feather and fan to the bottom. Now to start on the dark turquoise colored acrylic one for my brother-in-law (the only one that I would knit for). Not nice, I know, but he is a sweetheart.

Comment by Sharon Stanger 06.25.21 @ 1:52 pm

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