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Monday, November 18, 2013

The Beginning

In July we closed on our house.
We have yet to live in it.
I'm sure you know that.  But I thought I'd let you know.
Our first visit to the house, all by ourselves, without a real estate agent or a contractor was after church.
There we were in our Sunday best, and we couldn't help ourselves.  We started picking and peeling at the layers that the former owners had left behind.
Here's a look at what we had:
Our new Living Room,that light spot in the corner is where the couch was, the rest are stains.  Not shadows.

Linoleum stairs, oh my!
Parquet floors in the Dining Room, usually a selling point.  These are soooooo dirty, we tore them out.
Peach walls in the Dining Room.

A 'My Little Pony Purple' Bathroom!

Another angle of the bathroom, dirty carpet and all.
Swans on the shower door!
Another 'My Little Pony Purple' Room.  This will be the girls room.
Master Bedroom, a door to the roof and linoleum on the floor.
The Guest room.  Looks not too bad?  That's click and lock Pergo, and those brown walls are painted on wallpaper.

When we first saw our house on the internet listing I had a good feeling about it, I don't know why.  When we pulled up I knew it was going to be our house.  As we toured the house and I saw that the pictures I had seen did not give away the true state of the home I started to panic a bit.  My real estate looked at me, with hands planted against my face,
'Well, what do you think?'
'We're going to buy this house,' I said, fingers pressing into cheeks.
'You don't look that happy about it,' she stated the obvious.
'It's just such a mess...'  She encouraged us about the house, it does have potential.
So we've begun scraping and scraping and scraping and scraping, removing the layers that were left behind to find the potential underneath.

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