Last weekend my parents came down to MD so my dad could help us with some initial projects. What did we do?
Tore down the wall between the living room and dining room/kitchen (and in the process fixed some electrical)
Wired up the living room for a ceiling fan/light
Laid some baseboards
Patched up some holes under the eaves to keep out the bees/critters
Weeded/cleaned up the side beds
Fixed the stairs from the kitchen (the top step came off, the stairs jiggled, and the railing wasn't doing so hot)
Moved the random cabinet from the back of the dining room to join with the kitchen cabinets
Throughout this week, we have been doing random jobs and prepping the house for painting this weekend!
-Cleaned up all of the floors/dust from the weekend
-Took down all of the lighting fixtures to paint around them
-Giant Home Depot trip for ceiling paint, caulk, painting supplies
-Change the toilet seat (Best $5 investment ever!)
in 6 or so months and getting a new toilet then..
-Pull up the bathroom floor and start laying new (self-adhesive, yucky vinyl) tile (it was only $20 for the entire bathroom.. what can you do?)
-Caulk all of the trim, baseboards, windows, etc where it was pulling away from the wall, so we have a clean paint line
-Sand all of the walls and ceilings and then wipe them down in preparation for paint
-Giant Home Depot trip for all the paint for the house (Yay for the Behr sale!), ceiling fans/lights
-Advance Autoparts for lawn mower battery
-John's parents house for big fans (for painting), drop cloths
-Lay out drop cloths/prep the house for painting
-first (and hopefully second) coats of paint on the ceiling
-get cable/internet (supposedly)
-get the lawn mower fixed
-Paint some more (hopefully finish)
-Finish any painting/cleaning
-Floors get refinished!!
There.. now I think we are caught up. Big changes are coming!