So yesterday we go our keys! And so commenced our deep clean: stage one. It was pretty gross. Less said, the better. It’s so wonderful to actually be in the house, we can deal with the dirt.
Day 2: Paul came to tell us everything that was wrong, and everything we needed to do to fix it. Queue impromptu demo.
Paul’s first question coming into the house was “Are you going to be replacing the counter tops?” which we took as a not-so-subtle suggestion that we should replace the counter tops. Although they aren’t the greatest, we didn’t plan on replacing them just yet, but after speaking to mum today, we thought that we should get a quote.
We decided after discussing the carpet situation to just rip it up and replace it with some really nice laminate (because everything smelled of cat pee). We had originally decided that we’d have to do something with the flooring, and after seeing Jeff’s colleague’s new house we decided that laminate was an option, rather than putting in new carpets throughout the whole house (which would be better for my allergies anyway).
Commencing Operation: Carpet Removal.
The battle was hard-fought,
but eventually we won.
There are still some skirmishes to be fought,
We took a quick break so we could bring you the devastation in the backyard:
Most of you already know about our catastrophic failure of the septic system. This is what happens when you don’t take care of your septic system. Let this be a lesson. Backyard = nightmare scenario. We were pretty gutted at the state of the non-existent lawn, but we’re getting a new lawn at some point.
In the meantime, we had a surprise visit from a neighbour, and as a matter of fact, we captured him in the photo above. Did you spot him?