Moving: Update!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Daddas1Punkin, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, some of you might remember, April 2012. My family was unanimous (kind of) on moving into a house that has been in the family since 1925 when it was built by my great-great-grandfather and his son. Generations passed down to us having the house.
    One day, my parent's had talked about it. We had no other family that could move in there. We had to to keep it in the family.
    Anyway, I'll catch you up with a few pic.s. (Before redo's)

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    The garage
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    part of my bedroom
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    Other part of my bedroom
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    The other part
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    The problem is that it is NOT a bedroom,
    it was a "Breezeway" and was FREEZING!
    So that was most of the work.


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    The hideously-colored.
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    looking towards the dining room
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    kitchen
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    the cabinets pull out!!!!!!! Great for
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    Living room
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    Living room is HUGE!
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    Beautiful hutch/bad thing
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    Big windows
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    Dining room
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    Grandma's room
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    her closet
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    the floor under the carpet. we will rip
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    a secrete space in the closet.
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    Pretty mirror
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    Hallway
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    The wall heater
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    Bathroom
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    Tub
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    Parents' room
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    Idk what my cousin was thinking!
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    Ugh... I am just starting to like pink again
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    fan
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    Beautiful windows
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    The closet
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    Front door
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    Parent's room window from outside.

    Well that's the house, over the next 10 months after that,
    there was a lot of work to be done!
    Boy! We didn't know what we were in for!

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    Went to Lowes and got this!
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    Bare wall
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    Other bare wall.
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    With insolation.
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    full view
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    New toilet.
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    Windows for MY ROOM!!!! YAY!
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    New doors.
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    In
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    Meanwhile, the kitchen was being painted
    my me and my mom.
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    One hole for a window.
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    inside
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    Two in
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    Three in! Gee, I wish it was that quick.
    It really only took me and my dad about
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    Me
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    insolation in
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    framing in
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    part of the drywall up
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    all up, and patched up.
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    framing up
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    window in
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    the deck
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    GROSS!
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    Me putting up the drywall.
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    Having a hard time.
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    Extra
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    Got it!
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    We through the window, still working on
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    Other wall in the kitchen
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    Laminate floor on the deck!

    That was all done by the end of June 2012.

    [​IMG] it took (to do all that) about 1 week! We worked fast, but it didn't feel like it!

    Now, the pink bedroom needed to be painted.
    I don't have a pic of that. But I will take one next time I go over.
    It is now Blue/grey. and my room is now textured, as of about August 2012.
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    We saw a few bad wires. We called a friend/electrician. He is a Christian and we trust him with the keys.
    He called us over and we saw the pile of HORRIBLE wire. It was falling apart and I just don't know what else to say besides HORRIBLE!


    The electrician had to COMPLETELY redo the entire system of wires. That took from September 2012-Janurary 2013. He worked alone most of the time. Then we ran into a problem with the floor furnace. The vent pipe... ROTTEN! FALLING APART! Replaced three days ago! Furnace working again! YAY!

    Now that you are caught up. This post is already too big, so I will post later stuff later....
     
  2. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my work yesterday.
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    All the switch-plates.
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    Dirty kitchen
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    The counter
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    junk all over
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    The island.
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    The floor was a mess!
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    Junk
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    After
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    Whew.... That was WORK!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. ZakoHero

    ZakoHero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow amazing!!Nice makeover!!!
     
  4. ZakoHero

    ZakoHero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but do you have chickens?
     
  5. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, 5 of them, and going to get more after we move in!
     
  6. ZakoHero

    ZakoHero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh me too,I have 5 (4 Hens and 1 Rooster)lol,I'm getting more.Congratulations about the new house[​IMG]
     
  7. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! [​IMG]
    Whew... Surprised that I am awake enough to be on here. LOOOOOOONG day today. Spent 2 hours in Lowes going in circles! Finally found my dad (had to interrupt him working) to ask what he wanted for the door frames, and those will go in about 8am. tomorrow. THANK GOD I ''have to'' stay home with g-ma!!!! Yay! lol. Tomorrow is a BIG, no HUGE day for us. The appraiser is coming! Praying we get the loan. Otherwise, everything is ruined. Going to get up at 7am. and get my g-ma up, then the parents are going over to work, then me and my mom fly over in a hurry after a crazy morning to put some last min. touches in. I vacuumed today and moved the couch, (by myself, but I insisted. I'm determined) The repairman is probably over there right now working on some electric box. And patching a hole. Moved all the boxes from the living room into ''my room' and ran into a problem... I opened a box that had mouse droppings in it. Okay, bad enough? No. They had eaten through a bunch of beans, rice, flour, etc... REALLY?!? Oh well, dumped that into the trash! Ripped up the paper from the floor in my parents' room, cleaned the bath tub, cleaned some mold from above the window in the bathroom, and stuffed a bunch of stuff into the closet! Lol, my mind says "When all else fails, stuff it into the closet!"! Ha ha! My mom gave me this probably 5' by 6' canvas and told me to put it somewhere out of the way. Well I had some trouble with that. I will post a pic. of my trouble tomorrow. PLEASE APPROVE OF THE HOUSE!!!!! Night everyone!

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  8. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The repairman didn't come last night! Now we had to reschedual for Monday and work our butts off this weekend. [​IMG]I thought we were pretty much done. But, I guess I was wrong. [​IMG] I highly doubt that "my room" is going to be done for 3 or 4 mo. after we move in. Even though we have to only paint and seal the floor, my family never seems to have enough time for that kind of thing. Well, I guess I will have to sleep on the couch for a couple of months. I'm use to it. As you could probably tell, I'm not all that happy. I wasn't really in the first place. Oh well. I would rather not be all that happy and everyone else be, then me be happy here and everyone else not. I hope you have a good day everybody.
     
  9. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sitting with my g-ma reading this to her, parents are over there right now working. They have a lot to do still and they need to get it done today so they can rest tomorrom. Then comes Monday. Appraiser day!!! :eek:
     
  10. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I feel like JUNK! I am soooooo tired, as we all are. Worked from 10:30 am till 5:30 pm. at the house today. I cleaned like there is no tomorrow, my parents mowed and edged. Oh and my dad waxed the kitchen floor. It was nice weather today, it was about 78* (I'm guessing) and I got to lay in the sun and play with the neighbors dog! I guess I have a friend forever now! Lol. He liked the french fry I gave him. Well. Idk what else to say. Tomorrow is the big appraisal.
     

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