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July 8th, 2008


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09:22 pm - The continued adventures of homeowning...
got over to the condo tonight with grand plans to get a lot done!
Got a lot done, just not what was on the list...

so there was this nasty 5' tall fake wood paneling in the kitchen which is covering up actual 100 year old (guestimate) genuine wood wainscotting. Why? Me no know. So after tearing it up around the center where we removed three walls, Prosicated and I decided that we should take it off the walls around the edges as well.
I came over tonight to weedwhack the overgrown grass, rip that fake paneling off, and put a temporary floor in place. 2 out of three ain't bad? The plaster on the upper part of the wall behind the paneling was so crappy it basically fell off when I pulled off the paneling holding it in place, so instead of getting on to the floor I spend the rest of the evening drywalling up where the plaster had said bye-bye.
Got it done, and it looks great, but I didn't get done everything I planned to.
Oh, I also set up the dehumidifier in the basement. It's got a sensor as well, so now i know that we have 80% humidity down there. Mmm hmm, that was a wise investment that I was dubious about at the time. It's pouring water out the drain hole into the sink down there as we speak.

Whee!
Did I mention that I love this shit?
mood: happyhappy

(15 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:beah
Date:July 9th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
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Can I tell you how impressed I am that you made drywall look great? Let me know if you ever get bored and wanna come fix the mess we made of the drywall in our dining room!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 9th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
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*flexes muscles*
...
*fails due to lack of muscles*

erm, "hey baby, I wanna spackle your walls. Oh yeah!"
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From:beah
Date:July 9th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
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*snarf*
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:July 9th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
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Hey, um, do you guys want/need any help? I certainly owe you bucketloads of new homeownership help. I should probably take a few more days to finish getting over the plague, but my weekend's pretty free. Let me know.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 9th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
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We're paying some guy to rip off wallpaper and paint, because de-wallpapering SUCKS and he threw in painting for really cheap on top of that. We just talked about what we have left for the moment, and it looks like we should be to packing as of this weekend (I hope), but thanks for the offer!
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:July 9th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's my least favourite moving activity, but if you want help packing, I can do that too. =)
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From:klingonlandlady
Date:July 9th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
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yea, i love that shit too. The usual reason to cover up good wood wainscoting with fake wood panelling was a horrible 1970's attempt at deleading. Probably the winscoting has lead paint. Which can now be encapsulated with fancy heavy duty modern paint.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 9th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
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But it's not even painted! Just stained.
Very weird.
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From:prosicated
Date:July 9th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
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That is seriously the best icon EVAR.
Also, yeah, given the lead levels in the soil out back, we're pretty sure the condo is more lead than wood in some places... *sigh*
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From:drwex
Date:July 9th, 2008 11:17 am (UTC)
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It's a good thing you like it! Hope you have fun.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 9th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
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arr, 'tis a very good thing. ^_^
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From:oceanic
Date:July 9th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
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The exact same thing happened in our basement (80% humidity, meet dehumidifier), and it's SO much nicer there now. I was dubious at the start too, but I'm very glad we have it now.

I'm so excited to see this place!!
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From:bluewillowtree
Date:July 9th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Same here with the dehumidifier, and it not only makes the basement ungross, but also gives us buckets full of water for the yard! It's like magic.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:July 9th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
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ooo, i have it draining into the sink at the moment since it's unattended, but maybe once we move in I'll go that route. ^_^
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From:moira_kathleen
Date:July 9th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
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I love our dehumidifier; we keep it going all of the time in the basement. Mom and Dad got it after The Great Turkey Flood - a faucet got left on when Mom was thawing a turkey in the laundry sink and a couple hours later there was two inches of water downstairs. I was happy I was at school at the time.
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