I’m spending today cleaning, tearing out more contact paper and cleaning our kitchen some more. We only have a couple things left to get it done. DH is going to grout the floor tonight… it had been push to the side while we moved in. Our breakfast bar countertop will be installed in the next few hours.
Which means, hopefully, by tomorrow all the appliances will be out of the dining room! And I can do some real cooking and start making some homemade babyfood for the LO again. As well as have more space to move around because of course the disaster zone that is our dining room is where the LO struggles to get to.
But it also means I can unpack a good majority of our boxes this weekend. We will still be limited because we have to finish the upper cabinets and install them but they aren’t necessary just yet.
We also got our blinds in for th
e living room, master (which means no more acc
idental flashing of the neigh
and the kitchen. Here is hoping they fit. I ordered them online at blinds.com and they
guarentee that they fit. Just need to get them
Not much else right now. The LO is adjusting. Right now we are cosleeping at night until he gets used to his room.
Last night I headed to the new house and found out a few things.
- We need a light in the front room
- We need some chairs there because there are no seats what so ever in the house – which makes trying to feed a baby very difficult
- My child STILL hates his pack n play – he doesn’t want to be in it for more then a few moments… that’s gonna suck for when he has to go with me to the house
- Having bottle waters on hand
But all in all – I got a couple things done. I found the paint for his room. It wasn’t the exact colour we wanted but I found a blue paint a few shades darker/brighter on the oops shelf for $5.00. I dropped off the things we have already purchased: the faucet for the bathroom vanity, painting supplies, paint, garbage bags, baby supplies, etc. And I was able to get a couple of things done while DH finished installing the new locks on the house. As well as upping the heater about 5 degrees – because of the weather.
I think the things we found still in the house were the most surprising such as piles of garbage in the basement, a items we had no desire to have. I guess I was a little frustrated because when I sold my last home I made sure everything that was not the new owners was out of the house before hand and left it clean. I mean there was not a pile of trash and dust on the folding counter in the laundry room when we were last there. The sellers were very confidant that they left us a perfect home and also “gifted” us an old lawn mower that doesn’t work very well, a snow shovel (because they have like 10 at the new house) and a kids mattress in the storage room in the basement as well as bunch of other weird stuff. But it will get cleaned – that is why I bought the supplies for cleaning and lots of garbage bags.
We are getting things worked out – we found that to take the floor tiles off of the other tile is going to take a bit more work because it looks like they used globs of gorilla glue to put them in place… which was still sticky. The floor tiles we are taking up only go the edge of the cabinets so we don’t have to worry about having to take them out to re-tile. And I have an appointment tomorrow with not just a drywall person but also a plumber to put a gas line in the kitchen. We were going to do the kitchen and laundry but have decided to forgo the laundry. A gas dryer isn’t absolutly necessary… while for us a gas stove is.
As for today – we are snowed in which is wonderful so I did some administrative items. Trash pick up is now in order, change of address done with the post office (including getting the Lowe’s coupon we need!) and some more. Tomorrow after meeting with the plumber and drywall guy, the LO and I will be heading to The Great Indoors to pick up some drawer pulls then off to Lowe’s to buy some more supplies and tools for the house.
Now time to run because the LO is awake… laterz