Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. Mike and I worked, lol.
Today we had to do a lot of running around again. First we stopped at the carpet place and we got a quote of $5000.00...no way. And that was using our padding which would also make the warranty on the carpet void. Mike and I went back to a place we used many years ago. We didn't go back because we had problems with their installer using one of our houses as his and his girlfriend's playground. Anyway we walked in and found a carpet on a big roll that looks really nice. They will be installing it tomorrow and it was $2200.00 and they don't have that installer anymore, lol. That is a huge price difference and we are getting a nicer carpet.
Next we stopped at a local pool and spa supply. Mike "thought" the prices were high so we went back to the pool place we stopped at a few days ago. She was even higher but she was very helpful and keeps an extremely clean store. We did buy the filter from her. Then we had to go to the house to meet the new carpet man for measuring. He was in and out and Mike and I left again.
We went back to the local pool and spa supply and got stuck there for a bit because of a heavy downpour. Once it cleared we left with a new pump.
Then it was off to get more paint and buy a new dishwasher. All the running around is so time consuming. Now you know why Mike and I hate shopping, lol.
Finally we can do some work.
My bucket of switch plate and outlet covers. I'm taking them home to clean:
Mike has to get the old pool pump and filter off so he can install the new one. Here he is cutting the old pipes:
Our new dishwasher will be here today so we need to take the 3 year old one out....grr. Mike getting ready to take it out:
It is out:
What timing. We carried the old dishwasher out to the street just as the delivery men showed up with the new one. Mike will install that later. First he has to go outside and install the new pool pump and filter:
Gluing the pipes together:
Adding a pipe to the filter:
Doing the electrical for the pump:
That's a lot of crazy looking pipe but Mike got it done and no leaks:):)
While Mike worked outside I got to do some of the small time consuming things. I took down all the ceiling lights, cleaned them and changed bulbs. I changed the air filters in the house and painted all the closets. I also changed the toilet seats. I have never seen this and this is only three years old. I think the tenant thought by using the blue thing in the tank you didn't have to clean. It was gross:
More painting and touch ups.
It is supposed to be a beautiful day so we have to get some outside work done before the cold comes in. Mike starts on the left side pressure washing. The concrete is filthy:
What a mess:
Inside I broke open the semi gloss paint and painted the inside doors and trim. I also painted the inside of the front door and the garage door.
After painting I took out all the drawers and shelves in the refrigerator. I washed everything. This is the time I really hate double sinks. It is so much easier to wash big things in a single sink:
Mike made his way down to the seawall:
I took over pressure washing for him and finished the seawall, did the pool area and the other side of the house. We will do the garage and driveway once all the carpeting is gone.
That's all for now. We have a busy week ahead of us. We are very close to listing this house for sale.
Have a great week and stay safe and warm. Don't forget to leave your faucets dripping if you have very cold weather. This will help keep your water pipes from freezing.
I will write again on Thursday.