I knew this day would come.
Wayne and I knew Ashley wanted to buy a house, so we encouraged her to save her money.
I was with Ashley when she went for her loan.
I was with Ashley house shopping.
I was with Ashley when she put a bid on a house.
I was with Ashley when her bid was accepted.
We have been working non-stop for 7 days, 8-10 hours a day to get this house move in ready.
What did I think would happen!
Why then when she came home to pick up some things as she is spending her first night in her new home, did it hit me......my baby isn't living at home any more.
I gave her a hug goodbye like I would never see her again and wept like a baby.
She kept telling me "It's okay mom, you're going to see me tomorrow morning". "Its okay mom".
Yes my baby has moved out and I hope it gets easier when the other two leave the nest.
But lets not go there, I can't handle the thought right now.
Okay lets get on with the home repairs and focus my mind on other things.
This has been my nemesis today.
It is the closet doors for the hall linen closet.
As you can see the paint was peeling off. Yesterday I was scrapping a bit of old paint off the edges as the last home owner was a messy painter and had drops and over hang of paint.
While I was scrapping off the old paint....it came off in thick layers.
I think they covered oil based paint with water base paint...that is a no no.
So I scrapped off all of the old paint, then took the doors in the back and sanded them with my palm sander...about 4 times each side.
There were about 5+ coats of paint on these doors. I didn't sand to the bare wood, but enough to rough up the under layers of paint.
So far so good, my paint is adhering to the doors :)
Today Ashley's satellite got hooked up.
She is mounting her flat screen on the wall, but we didn't get the wall mounts yet.
Heather, Kristy and Blake put together Ashley's 4 dining room chairs and her table.
I see a register cover is yet to be put in, lol.
We took them all off and repainted them.
The electrician came by today to look at all the wiring and receptacles.
He made notes of what he wants to change.
Lucky for Ashley, the electrician is Tyler's uncle who is a retired electrician ;)
Also the door guy came.
Ashley has ordered a new front and back door as well as screen doors.
They are also going to replace the door casings and trim.
She was shocked at how expensive it was going to be. But I reminded here, that its not just the doors she is buying.
She was going to get a wider door at the front door (easier to move furniture) but it was going to cost and extra $800.00 to get them to widen the area.
Guess she will just keep the furniture moving to a minimum.
Remember I had told you I cut my finger yesterday taking Ashley's bed apart.
We did bring it over there late last night and set it up for her.
My finger is still numb near around the cut and it is throbbing a bit.
I am sure it will heal on its own, but Heather still wants me to go to the doctor....we will see.
And yes, that is white paint on my finger...wait until I show you my fancy manicure, lol.
That is it for me tonight.
I am exhausted and my body is showing its age with all this bending and ladder climbing ;)
I hope you all had a creative Wednesday :)