So, the improvements to the house continue on, hopefully towards completion in early September. As I told you the last time I mentioned it, we needed to get a new fridge and freezer since the old one was infested with the undead. We picked out a nice one and bit the bullet and got a Sear’s card. It was delivered on Saturday. It’s a nice Kenmore Elite, stainless steel with an ice maker and water thingy inside the fridge itself instead of on the door.

We’ve also been working hard on the house itself. All the carpet has been pulled up, along with the pads and the tack strips. Then I scrubbed, disinfected, bleached and finally sealed the concrete slabs with a moisture barrier sealant. We also got some painting done in the front entry way, the long hallway to the bedrooms and in certain areas where there appeared to be more mildew than others. We painted over those areas with Kilz, which apparently is so leet is has a “Z”. More importantly, it kills and seals water damage, stains, smells and anything else that could possibly be in the walls. The tile in the entry is gone, as well as the linoleum in the kitchen and laundry room. Our tile guy is coming on Wednesday to start installing the new tile in both areas. The carpet is scheduled to get replaced next week and before that, probably this weekend, we’ll tackle the painting of the bedrooms.

In addition to all the repair work, there’s also a lot of cleaning to be done. We’ve only managed to clean a room or two so far, but we’ve been able to really get rid of a lot of stuff. I don’t see any reason to keep 30 year old Tupperware without a matching lid, do you? So, stuff like that is being cleaned out. Obviously, we’re keeping anything of value, sentimental or monetary, but there will be quite a lot left when we move in and we’ll have to go through it over the next few months. But that’s ok, that’s just part of the whole process.

Anyway, just wanted to say that the improvements are really coming along and that I’m getting more and more excited as we get closer to being done and being able to move in.

Matt out.