Sunday, May 29, 2011

More work...

Thursday they finally fixed the phone, and sent my internet kit. Friday I cleaned most of the kitchen cabinets and lined them. Yesterday I dusted and placed the first load of living room furniture, and moved the boxes to their appropriate make way for the next  Here's a few views...the couch/futon will go in front of the picture window and the tv and antique dry sinks will go along the back wall.

I also discovered that most of my closet is dry wall, and not too conducive to installing closet systems or rods the few studs are in the wrong places for what I needed.  So I hung one 'rod' (a leftover 1x1...hahaha) and today Bubba and I went shopping and I got a portable closet and with a touch of ingenuity, added an extra rod (old mop handle..hehehe) using the sidebars.

I also closed my eyes and treated myself to a housewarming gift to myself. Since the cabinets, cooktop, and sink are white, and the other appliances are black, I got sink mats, a drainer and a wash tub in black and a new black coffee pot (with a clock so I can program coffee to be waiting on me!).

Keep forgetting the bolts to put Bubba's bed frame together...but I did fix it of the support boards had broken, but I replaced it with some of the leftover wood from the carport.  He has an old futon mattress that he lays on when he wants to rest, and Bob's old office chair to rock in and watch the cars go by.

So slowly but surely we are getting there. Tomorrow I hope to run some of our clothes down, and a load of the breakables.  Then we shall see...Tuesday afternoon we get television, and either Tuesday or Wednesday they should have a UHaul for us. That should help with the furniture that is left.  I guess we will be sleeping there by Tuesday, or there will be no TV...lolol. 

I'll keep updating as I can!  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Getting closer...

Quick update...too tired for much.  The roadblocks keep coming, but I refuse to give in. Last night my brakes went out again....this time a brake line.  Then had to go to the lawyer's office to sign some papers and get the process of probating Bob's will started.  Even after a late start I got most of the rugs moved and the grill, and some odds and ends. I am nearly finished cleaning up the new house (still have the kitchen cabinets and Bubba's closet and all the windows...and there are A LOT of windows-19). I have moved all but the dining room rug and started on the small stuff and the outside furniture, etc.

Tomorrow we have to go to Grenada and see Social Security, and Medicaid...ick! More red tape and bureaucracy, sigh. Then more moving...Sunday one of my 'car guys' is coming to help me with some of the heavy stuff, which is really nice of him!  The neighbors have been helping me carry things in, which is also very nice.

Here are some pics to catch everyone up...more to follow!

here's the carport...somewhat cleaned  some building supplies and trash and garage sale stuff to re-arrange, but getting there...

Before pics in my bedroom...what a way to treat hardwood floors...sigh

 then after six scrubbings, scrapings, and my surrender

so, I decided rugs would cover most of it...and then the queen sized bed and dressers would cover the rest

another view....

then my studio....the floors in here turned out much better!

the kitchen with two views and the dining room....

Gonna work on Bubba's room late tomorrow, and then the kitchen, so I can start moving more stuff in on Saturday and Sunday.