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A long week it has been! We’ve filled a 40 cu. yd. dumpster, finished almost all of the demolition, removed lots of the old fencing, took down the makeshift backyard pergola that was conveniently 1000 lbs and attached to the house via a series of screws and nails, repaired a million nail holes, fixed the water damage under the sink with new drywall and new shelving, removed the pergola in the front of the house, replaced the kitchen window, installed new screens on every window and door, started painting, tossed the toilets, demo’ed every closet and shelf in the house, and started the major cleaning. But, it still feels very far from move in ready. Thursday the flooring gets installed!

I don’t have a great before picture handy, but we tore down that fence and filled the dumpster with trash from this area. I forgot about the chain link fence until just now looking at this picture… too bad that couldn’t fit in the dumpster.

Taking a well-deserved break – note the hackjob of a pergola is gone. Thanks Mel! The exterior is still pink, unfortunately. They did leave that sweet rusty fire pit – another refurbish project for the future.

And the painting has started. I’m a big chicken and don’t like to sit on the soffits.

Saying goodbye to 10 years of bad home ownership. A day later that sucker was completely full. I hope we don’t need another one because they are pricey to rent.

Tomorrow I have to rally and try and finish painting before the flooring guys arrive Thursday. I need some more friends with rollers.