Monday, March 24, 2014

Day One Of Spring Break

I have rather ambitious plans for my spring break. A lot of it revolves around the rent house and the new house. Plus, I've got to fit school work into the equation somewhere since we have 3 tests the first two days back.

The downstairs (formerly the storage room) room needed a better floor surface, especially if I'm going to rent it.

The old tile had to be removed from the closets. For some reason I never finished removing the old tiles, and tack strips for the carpet.

I almost got too far into the project before pictures were snapped.

Row asked me if he could help. I told him no, and paused for a minute. Why was I saying no, when my son wants to help his Dad. Plus, I will probably be threatening him in a few years to do anything around the house, so I had better get my head on straight and take his help. Perhaps, this could be the beginnings of a good work ethic 

I was tempted to leave the insides of the closet rough, but decided to have to room look nice when it was finished. If the house is nice enough to sell, then it is nice enough to rent.

The toilet has been seated, and the float replaced.

The new vanity, sink, and faucet have been installed and the sheet rock patched. I'll have to add another layer, then sand the patch flush with the wall. A coat of paint needs to be done in the bathroom to bring it into this century.

The landing tiles were removed, and primed for new tile.

I hated to vacuum the stairs, and usually had one of the boys do it. I checked under the carpet, and the wood is in really good shape, so I've added another project onto my plate. I'm going to remove the carpet, and repaint the stairs. It will look better since Indy used the stairs to clean his paws on a regular basis. The time to clean vs. refurbishing will probably be equal.

The pry bar has to be one of the most essential tools that a homeowner can purchase.

 I've completed all of the tile work at the old house. A good start to a heavy week of chores.

Now, it's time for a hot shower, and The Walking Dead.

Keep Right On Prepping - K


  1. Now just hope you get some decent renters. I could tell you some horror stories.

    1. I've got a couple that i know lined up. Looks like May though...