Pat and Bee's Life

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

My Poor House

Today is not as bad as yesterday. The plastic wrap is gone from the front room, couch, TV, and most of my (our) bedroom. Most of the drop clothes have been removed from the hallway and our bedroom.

This makes me supremely happy.

On the other hand, still no computer. I'm writing this from the comfort of our laptop while watching tonight's NCIS....which just featured a dead squirrel which makes me sad. POOR DEAD SQUIRREL.

Anyway. The entire house has had its popcorn ceilings removed leaving only drywall. Both extra rooms have been textured (skip trowel) and while the house is still in complete disarray, it looks more like my house than yesterday!

I dug the camera out from the plastic covering my computer, but the USB cord is still buried and I don't think I can really retrieve it without Pat going bonkers.

This is his baby, and he's SO excited!! It really will look great once we get it done, but for now, I'm really excited about having my house back!

OMG!!! They're autopsying the poor squirrel!!!!!!!!!! PALMER IS EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I'm excited to see what the house will look like when they're done. Which will hopefully be Friday. But even then we'll need to move all the furniture away from the walls and clean the hell out of my poor house.

In the mean time, I'll be heading to Point Mugu tomorrow for work and I'm rather nervous about it. Not that that would shock anyone, considering my ability to worry needlessly.

There's lots more to tell, and a TON of pictures to go up (both from Thanksgiving and from the house), but for now, NCIS (no more squirrel shots, thank GOD!) and then bed with my honey!

Happy Wednesday everyone!


Blogger J M Mellin said...

Yay, I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates to see poor little squirrels die. ;) Just curious, why did you guys decide to de-popcorn the ceiling? Is it just because you don't like the way it looks or is there some other reason? I'm glad you're getting close to finishing - I know big projects like that can be really stressful.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Tovin said...

The main reason why is because it attracts a lot of dirt and it was dingy and dirty. With the walls being recently (almost 2 years ago) painted a lighter color, the popcorn ceiling was showing more of that dirt and age.

Since you can't paint a popcorn ceiling, we decided to go with a texture based ceiling, which can be cleaned (especially around vents for both the swamp cooler and heater).

The new ceiling will feature better maintenance choices, less trapped particles (popcorn ceilings are REALLY bad with trapping odors, and allergens), and Pat will be happy!

8:17 PM  

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