Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Moving in to a new house is not the stuff of dreams. Unfortunately, you can not just walk in with a suitcase of clothes, and be "home". At least not most people.

For our house, which was built in 1958, we have several tasks which need to be accomplished before we even start to pack up our apartment. First, we need to remove the "popcorn" or "cottage cheese" ceilings, which were sprayed on when the house was built. We have read a ton about removing these, and none of it looks fun. Saving $1-4k does though. I am sure there will be more posts on that later. Maybe some lovely pictures of us in respirators and tyvek coveralls.

Second, we need to paint pretty much every surface in the house. The previous occupant was a smoker who lived in the house upwards of 30 years. On the walls where pictures used to be there are sooty marks, which is never a good look. Nearly 1900 square feet, so lots of painting. Anyone want to come over and help?

Third, we need to rip out the carpet, even though it is in decent condition (smoker remember?). The bathroom and dinning room have carpet as well, and that has got to go, to be replaced with tile in the dinning room/kitchen space, and probably a cheap lino in the bathroom to cover the floors until we figure out what to do.

After all of that lovely work is done, we can finish packing up here, and move there. Oh, and then unpack, and get to the 100 smaller tasks. Good times!

I really am looking forward to having our own space though, and having roughly twice as much of it, plus a garage, and .23 acres of land... our own slice of heaven. Maybe by next year though.

First post!

Hello!  The Mr and I were sitting around talk talk talking about all the many things we are going to have to do to our new house and started to think it might be a good idea to have a blog. That way we can vent all our frustrations and worries, plus post some great photos of our progress.  So welcome to This Old Blog!

Here is a picture swiped from the webs of our new house!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Welcome to This Old Blog! A blog about our first house, the repairs, trials, tribulations, and triumphs.