Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Jeff and I have begun to fix up the house. We are re-doing trim, painting, installing new doors, getting new carpet, re-doing bathrooms...the works! I say "we," because for being 37 weeks pregnant, I have done quite a bit to help! (Jeff can vouch for me). Last weekend, I tore out the majority of the trim in the upstairs bedrooms. I think I really enjoy demo work. It is fun and a great way to relieve stress.

This weekend's task was to tear down wallpaper in the kitchen. I thought I had the job near complete...then my mom came over to help and discovered another layer of glue. I will never ever put wallpaper up in any house that I live in. It is just too much of a pain when you want to change it!

All in all, Jeff and I are very pleased with the progress so far. We want to finish the upstairs before we move in. We are taking a long weekend October 17th to put another dent in the "to-do" list. I will have to post before/after photos as we complete the different rooms. Our goal is to be done with everything but the kitchen by New Year's. Wish us luck!


mamie said...

Demolition derby it was! I also agree with the wallpaper-not -to -do. What a mess. I have to psych myself up to return to wash the walls with vinegar/water. Spending 1 hour on 1-2 feet of wallpaper BORDER only, was exhausting enough for me!

Jacqueline said...

I agree. Tearing down wallpaper is a tedious and thank-less job. I like jobs where you can see the fruits if your labor in less time!

Aeris said...

my hairs are begging for your scissors!