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Thursday, May 31, 2012

1 - Green Acre (5-31-12)

Offer Accepted!

I have promised myself that this time I am NOT moving by myself!! I am NOT She-Ra and therefore should not pretend to be! I will be asking for help from anyone who wants to help me! Facebook friends, work friends, family, every day friends...for moving and for a little pre-moving stuff.
Before moving to the new house though, I will need to (in the new house): paint all the closets, remove the basement carpeting, paint the basement floor (if it's in good condition), remove the living room carpet, lay new carpet, remove the linoleum tiles, lay down ceramic tile, paint all three bedrooms and 2 baths with a little white touch up paint on the trim and ceiling. I'd like to be able to move in to a "ready" house, but we'll see what can be accomplished.

Not only that, but since my lease isn't up until mid-December, I will need someone to take over the remainder of my lease. To do that, I need to leave this place in "move-in ready" condition. What does that mean? That means, I need to clean the walls, touch up paint, clean the floors, and clean the carpet. I have finished cleaning Nathan's bathroom (except for the floor). I still need to touch up paint in there though. There's lots of corner spots that need "fixed" and trim that needs a little touch up. The carpet is, well, it's just NEEDS cleaned big time and just before the walk-through. The walls aren't that bad until you get to the corners at 3 feet and below and around doorknobs (the usual).

Now what?  Well I have the inspection on June 5th at 3pm. Once he determines what needs fixed, we go back to the table (if necessary) and negotiate again. Once that's done - I don't know quite yet.

So far, I have packed up every room in the house, packed up all deco, packed up all clothes.  I left a few clothes for myself and Nathan, as well as the needed items (2 plates, 2 forks, 2 knives, undies and such, bathroom essentials, etc.).

Today, I moved all the boxes into the garage and a couple pieces of furniture. Nathan was so eager to help, he moved his mattress into the garage all by his little 7-year-old self! Needless to say, box springs and header/footer are in there too! Then, he started to bring boxes in one at a time. When I asked him what he was doing and that he could just watch TV he said, "You said you wanted me to stay sweet forever, so....I am!"

I have yet to move some other small furniture into the garage which I will probably do tonight. The larger furniture will be moved by someone other than myself when the moving truck is here!

So, I will try to keep you updated as much as I can and will post pix as I can.

Wish us luck!


RobinBNY said...

THat looks nice. Congrats! If that pool table stays, it makes a nice large scrap table with a ping pong table topper...that's what I use. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Your dogs will love that yard.

angie ashuk said...

Congrats!! A ne2w house is always exciting!!! can't wait to see the finished product:)