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Monday, January 9, 2012

Getting Ready to Move

For those that have lived threw this last move with me I apologize for re-hashing it again My husband and I were given an opportunity to rent the house my husband lived in while he attended high school. He and I did not take the decision lightly because there was work that needed to be done and we would be renting from his dad. After lots of evaluating we decided to take him up on the offer.  We were leaving a single wide older mobile home, it was no longer healthy for us to live there. We were moving into a home that was built in 1947 and is made of cinder block. Yes you read correctly, my home is made of cinder block. For the most part it doesn't make a huge difference except when I want to hang items on the wall. Not all of the walls are cinder but 95% of them are.

In order to move into said house we needed to do a "few" minor repairs and paint. The rooms were all different colors and I couldn't tell you the last time the place had been cleaned. Below are a few before pics.


This is one of the living room walls.  Below is another. When we sprayed them with a degreaser all the nicotine and dirt ran down the wall like a river. 
Living room wall
The kitchen is off the living room and that connects to the "laundry" area and the bathroom. My daughter loves this feature because she can run in circles, now if it would just tire her out.
 
My kitchen. There is only a little counter space and that is where the sink is. Gas stove (woohoo for me) and some built in cabinets for a pantry and storage of dishes.


This is the hallway/laundry area. Gotta love that green it is everywhere.

This is looking into the bathroom. The bathroom is the only room in the house that didn't get painted. I kinda like the color but honestly by the time it was the bathroom's turn I was way over painting. 

This lovely hole was deemed "not so bad" by our landlord. But lets just say that portion of the floor was rotten and my wee one could have fallen through and gone directly into the utility basement. Um yeah didn't make me a happy camper. 

The other bedrooms were painted a purple and blue in color. The blue made the room very dark, I forgot to take pictures of the before of the other two rooms. Over the course of the next couple of posts I'll show you how far we've come. 

A huge thank you to my partner in crime, her mom and husband. Without their assistance somethings would not have gotten done or would have taken me 10 times longer to get them accomplished.

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