Monday, March 6, 2017

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good

We enjoyed our little time away and decided to stay closer to home and discuss things at length - which we did.  We brainstormed ideas about the RV and have come up with a plan.  I am excited about it and think we can actually make it work nicely.  Of course, there will be challenges - nothing ventured, nothing gained.

I was also told this morning that we are getting a $200 referral bonus for our roof.  WOOHOO!

The Bad

Our depreciation check came in today - the last one from the insurance company so we have to send that to Quicken for endorsement before I can be done with this roof thing.  UGH!  I am so ready to check some of this off our list!

LUCKILY, I called about their inspection requirement got that taken care of the week of the roof replacement, so at least they are not going to hold the check until that is done.  This whole roof thing will not be done until AFTER our house is on the market - seriously. 

The Ugly

Walls.  We are just hard on them.  We had some repairs from the kids, but some are from using tape on the walls.  We used off brands of command strips - never again.  The only ones that came smoothly off were the Command Strips - all others ripped the paper off the wall.  Plus, the peg board in my office had to be attached with screws, so anywhere where screws were used (as opposed to nails), had to be spackled and painted. 

9 walls in all.  9 walls to paint.  9 freakin' walls.  10 ft ceilings.  AGGGGHHHH!  I hate painting, but I am good at it, so I painted 2 walls today.  My back is screaming from climbing up and down that ladder and reaching and bending over so much.  I see a bath coming on, but I am thinking that we will paint 2 more walls tonight.  I just want to get it done.

Going to get on some heat!


  1. You be careful with that painting - one thing I remember from carpentry training is DO NOT REACH further than you comfortably can when you're on a ladder. If it means you have to get down and move the ladder every 5 minutes, so be it. Otherwise you risk injury. I hope the rest of the painting goes as smoothly - enjoy your bath! You've definitely earned it :D xx

    1. Oh you have no idea how careful I am being! I am incredibly scared of heights, so reaching is not a an option for me. We ended up not painting last night, but I will today - 3 walls and the rest tomorrow. Moving forward!