I realized recently that I had not blogged in a year. I'd thought having a little baby was time consuming....oh silly me.....I had idea the time sink a vertical baby is. It was a year ago this week she found her way to her feet, and has only picked up speed since then.
I have continued to do work at the new house; mainly on furniture projects and decorating rather than the house's structure, so I'd like to get back into the swing of posting on occasion, even if no one reads this anymore.
As I was going through ancient draft posts today, I found an old to-do list that I never published, and was amazed to see how much stuff I plowed through in under 3 years at the Cabindo. It's incredible what productivity a single point of view and no munchkin affords you...._________________________________________________________________________
As many blogs do, I thought I should put together a to-do list for The Cabindo.
fill out shelving in pantry (those tubs spanned any gaps, didn't need to be pretty)
install sun/privacy shade (had one, never made it on)
get electrical wired (extension cord worked fine)
remove screen door
get laundry machines to fit in nook (they always stuck out about 1". I stopped caring)
build barn door at end of hallway (stupid idea)
fix crooked toilet (that sucker was attached to the sub floor with wood floor cut around it. was not gonna happen)
build tub front
dye all towels to match (I bought new ones. Like a sane person. It happens sometimes)
refinish light stands (I don't even know what this means? Did I mean night stands? I'll take it to the grave)
replace closet light
hard wire in a ceiling light (I'm cheap and lamps worked fine)
install wall sconces (" ")
put in seating (why I thought I'd want to sit next to litter boxes: a mystery)
decorate walls (again; why Lindsay, why?)
External Storage Unit
build solid floor (chicken wire worked just fine)
put in shelving
put in battery powered light (totally unnecessary)
Idle hands?? Pfft, the devil has nothing on me.
Post occupancy update: The place has been rented for two years as of this month! The tenants are lovely and staying for a while longer, but there have been some necessary updates throughout that time, with the most severe/expensive of those happening recently and all at the same time (#life).
- New washer & dryer (The existing dryer cut out as they were packing to go on their honeymoon, and being a combined 20 year old unit; it was time for an update. I got the SHALLOWEST stacking full size washer & dryer on the damn market, and they still stick out a bit. Oh well, I tried.)
-New electrical line run to plug in new seperate washer (small bathroom fan broken in the process & hole cut in textured ceiling, which I have yet to fix)
- New wall in the 2nd bedroom & ceiling in the large bathroom (Thanks to shoddy plumbing in the unit upstairs. Also, home insurance agents are *so* pleasant and responsive....for months. This happened while my poor tenants were welcoming family in town to get MARRIED. They were thrilled...)
- New thermostat (old one crapped out, new one with wi-fi connectivity installed compliments of Al)
- Carpet cleaning in dining room (concrete rained down from above when new owner was using leveling concrete prior to installing new floors but did not seal the concrete substructure gaps....same thoughtful person who caused the plumbing leak, what a gem)
- New flushing mechanisms for both toilets (guess the water is hard and bricks things up pretty quickly)
Hopefully there will not be any more surprises in the near future, and all the place will need is a good cleaning and a few holes in the walls filled when I get it ready to re-rent over the winter.