Welcome to the SUNSHINE blog - where you'll find nothing but happiness and sometimes just a little bit more than you bargained for :)
Well we're here - in the new place - in a state of shock ......................
Where do I begin?
Let's see now - oh maybe Soda falling into the pool would be a good place.
Into black water that was frozen over slightly...............
Or when she fell down the stairs?
Or.................ok - queasy stomach readers leave my blog immediately.
AND I DO MEAN IMMEDIATELY - I WON'T TAKE OFFENCE -
AND THIS IS TRULY A WARNING FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
When we put the original offer on this house - we were told they had seen a field mouse now
and then in the Fall of each year - they would catch it and that would be it.
I can't remember if I told you guys that our inspector discovered it was more than an occasional problem from the looks of it - and so we added a clause to our promise to purchase that the building would have to be professionally fumigated - AND PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED - before we could go ahead with the purchase.
We received a copy of the fumigation invoice and a promise that the clean up was scheduled.
So we moved on Friday - and by Saturday night the kitchen underwent a major transformation
It's completely demolished as you can see
I will NOT be showing you photos of that mess, don't worry, lol, I'll just let you start off your week feeling sick to your stomach instead LMHO.
By the time you read this we will have already contacted our lawyer to see what our next step should be -
John says - I hope you're not going to discuss this on your blog
Suzan says - Yes, I am John
John says - THIS HAS TO STOP - YOU CAN'T KEEP PUTTING ALL OF OUR EMBARRASSING
SITUATIONS OUT THERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE
Suzan says - I'm not really embarrassed to tell you the truth - I think the seller should be mortified though
AND THIS IS HOW I DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL.
Our lawyer is a lawyer who does a lot of work in our field ( the wonderful world of fabric ) and so he knows a lot of people we know ...............
Suzan says - I hope XXXXXX doesn't go around telling people we know, about this problem
John says - WHAT THE HELL DOES IT MATTER - YOU'RE TELLING EVERYONE ON YOUR BLOODY BLOG !!!!!!!!!!
Touche I suppose.
Except I feel like I'm telling the people I feel comfortable enough about it -
Like I said - I don't make any sense sometimes.
Want to see some more photos?
FIVE layers of floor have been removed - those boys worked their butts off let me tell you
John and James ( his son ) removed all the carpets from the bedrooms - and most of it from the stairs
And John started removing the linoleum from the master bedroom floor
Here's the linoleum that was under the carpet in the office - I swear to you I remember this pattern from my childhood - I'm not sure if it was a common one - but it just looks so familiar - my girlfriend thinks she had it in her bedroom as a little girl
Ahhh - the good old 60's - in all it's glory
John says - Well I suppose we could live with it for a little while
Suzan says - If a little while is a week - then yes I suppose we could - but not a day longer than that
John says - We can't do everything in a week - are you insane?
Suzan says - NOT everything - but that linoleum is going - fast ...............
John says - We may have to end up getting new floors
But THAT is not going to happen - I know that with all certainty..........
We're kind of at a standstill now because we have to wait for the plumber to get here - and then the electrician...................
Next weekend the plywood should go down in the kitchen - and the drywall should go up -
I'm off tomorrow to order the window and the cabinets ( and possibly select the counter top which I'm pretty sure is going to be quartz )
And that folks, is the UGLY and the BAD - I'm afraid it's going to be awhile before you get to see the GOOD.....................:(
There's no place to go but up at this point - as far as houses go - because it absolutely cannot get any worse.
John screams - Where's the box with my boxers?
Suzan says - I have no idea -
John says - Well that's not good enough - I need them
Suzan says - Plenty of men don't wear anything under their pants - don't make it sound like an emergency.
John says - I'm not walking around without underwear on - and I don't give a damn who does -
Suzan says - So go buy some - just go buy yourself some boxers -
John says - I'M NOT BUYING NEW BOXERS - WHEN I HAVE A TON OF THEM BURIED SOMEWHERE IN THIS HOUSE................
Suzan says - You're willing to buy new floors for 4 bedrooms - rather than remove linoleum - but you can't buy yourself new boxers?????
There's female logic.......................and then there's..........................none whatsoever
You all have a wonderful ( hopefully sunshiny ) Monday ☼
P.S. This was not meant to be a depressing post LMHO - but I'm documenting this entire journey so you get to see every step of the way - warts and all ♥
It'll make the end result all that much sweeter .....................
UPDATE - KITCHEN TODAY
YOU CAN SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE
AND THOSE STAIRS? THEY LOOK LIKE THIS NOW
MORE PHOTOS HERE