Random observations about the Money Pit:
-The previous owners were mentally retarded
-NEVER buy a fixer upper when you both have full time jobs and one of you goes to Grad School
-I like the idea of living in an apartment for a few months to recuperate from being here
-Killz is a fabulous product
-Learn how to repair and install drywall
-Flat paint is the devil
-I hate big ants
-Carpet tack strips should be used as a torture device
-Make sure you buy a house that has room for 4 cars in the driveway
-Older homes have clay pipes for the sewer which = TROUBLE
-Do not let the paint dry in your tray….scraping out dried paint with fingernails is no good
-Sawdust in the nose is not a pleasant experience
-Do not let Matt paint…period
-Linseed oil stinks
-Never bite off more than you can chew
-Once you come up with an idea for a paint color/project/etc, DON’T CHANGE YOUR MIND
-If you’re broke, be prepared to do everything yourself, even if you don’t want to
-I like naps
-Never buy custom stain colors that they have to tint at the paint counter
-Peel and stick tile is f-ing awesome
-Naps are good 🙂
-Roller and brush cleaner is EXTREMELY foul smelling
-Working while sick sucks
-when replacing a toilet, be sure to buy 2 wax rings, because you WILL mess the first one up
-big trees are pretty, except right after a severe storm
-Wal-Mart is the root of all evil
-I hate roller and brush cleaner (yes, I already mentioned it. I thought it warranted repeating)
-Don’t buy a lot of Christmas stuff unless you have a place to store them for 11 months
-sawdust can make a black car look tan (you still need to wash my car Matt)
-if you invite parents over to help, expect nagging of some sort
-turn off phones while working or you’ll never get anything done

Must update….

I’ve spent little time on the computer lately, as some of you are well aware. We have an actual real estate agent, and she’s come by twice. Matt and I think she’s wanting to sell the house too low though. She’s figuring the price on simply inflation, not the fact that we’ve put a shitload of work into the house, not to mention the new overpass, Wal-Mart, Target, Shop and Save, school, and 12 screen theater that has gone up in the past year. We just need to bring that to her attention though.
If you’re in the area, I do recommend stopping by around August 1st to see a pink carpet-free house. 🙂 In the meantime, I have tons of painting to do. Thank God the weather will be hella better this weekend so we can do some yardwork. I really don’t feel like weeding 100 degree weather. Ugh.
If any of you have tried to get a hold of me on my cell phone, I’m sorry! I can’t find it at the moment, and I’m sure the battery is long drained.
Must go to bed now…I have to drive to my parents’ cabin tomorrow with Mom to go and get some tools for this weekend. I really hate getting up at normal peoples’ time.
ETA: Anyone know where I can get better a template for this blog? I really don’t want to have to make one….I have enough Photoshop work that I’ve put off.