Day One Is Done

I have some photos for you.  The BEFORE photos.  I hope they show the condition of the shit shack so I can justify it's name.  Plus, I believe my real estate agent Miriama can confirm it.  She saw it up close and in person.  Today it doesn't look or smell quite the same!  Only you won't see the photos today because I left the card in my camera at the shack and we are in the hotel again.  

I planned on not being in this hotel again but things just didn't quite line up so, here we are with a bunch of elephants on the floor above us stampeding to the free breakfast of stale bagels and fruit loops.  Plans don't always work out but we certainly put in work yesterday and I am amazed at how much we accomplished.  My list from yesterday was almost complete.  The only reason we weren't sound asleep at the shack is they are delivering our mattresses today between 1 and 4.

Want to hear how our day went?  Good, because I am going to tell you.  This is the exciting time, the newness of it all.  You'll get sick of the tales from the shack soon enough.

 Big fucking bugs.

Big fucking bugs.

First we went to Lowes to order our appliances and some other things like a kitchen sink because didn't you know when your house is foreclosed on you take ALL of the fixtures including the kitchen sink.  Oh, and every single door.  7 of them.  If you want to poop in privacy you better not do it at the shit shack.  Anyway, back to Lowes.  The biggest thing that stood out to me was how very friendly and very helpful everyone there was.  After about 2 hours we checked out and they loaded up the stove and fridge, since they couldn't deliver until Saturday and we NEED cold beer to work.  The rest will be there Saturday, I don't need a washer and dryer for clean clothes since I packed a ridiculous amount of clothes like I do every time I go somewhere.  But that's whole blog post unto itself.  First thing, we, as in Drew, had to cap the water line to the fridge so we could have water and flushing toilets and not have it all over the kitchen floor.  Poor Drew had to venture under the house which is mud hole covered in spider webs.  God I'm glad he had to do it and not me.  I'd be traumatized for life.  I'm still a little scarred from all the dead bugs everywhere.  No, I'm not a sissy, they are literally the size of my face!  Well, that may be an exaggeration but they are big!

The AC was supposedly working great until we turned it on and it blew hot air.  Not very refreshing given the fact that it was 100 degrees with 100 percent humidity.  But as I was opening the front door the sweaty AC people showed up flipped the battery, checked the pressure and coil and sure enough she started cooling down!  Victory!

 At least it's plugged in and in the house.  It can go in the kitchen later.

At least it's plugged in and in the house.  It can go in the kitchen later.

Unloaded the stove, kinda heavy, plugged it in and yay we can cook!  Unloaded the fridge.  Holy shit that was heavy and hard to maneuver especially when you have sweat running off you like someone turned on a faucet.  She got a couple of scratches but it had some anyway(10% off baby!)  I'm not worried, no one died and it will be covered in magnets and shit anyway.  

Drew had to go back to Lowes and I started ripping out the carpets.  I may have nightmares of tack strips.  They are what nightmares are made of.  We made an executive decision to leave the floating floor.  One, it's fun to pretend you are walking on water.  Two, it may be six months before Jason can come down and put in the new floor and painted sub floor looks like painted subfloor and we found the missing pieces of the laminate so fuck it.  Throw rugs work wonders.

 Mmmm beer.

Mmmm beer.

I left to get our mattresses and groceries.  The mattresses are to be delivered today hense the hotel room and Walmart sells beer here!  Hot damn.  Came back Drew had a lot done and we started cleaning the bathrooms.  Grooossssss.  Now they sparkle and I actually have a tub that my whole entire body will fit in!   Not just my legs or just my torso, the whole thing!  

I'm so proud of us for getting so much done in one day.  All of the most crucial things.  Today we shall pull staples from the subfloor in the bedrooms.  So many staples.  So very many staples.  In fact I hope whomever stapled all of those damn staples gets his staple gun permanently removed from his evil hands.  Then paint the subfloors until Jase face can put in the new flooring.  Lots more cleaning to be done and we have to remove the refrigerator doors so we can move it into the kitchen where it belongs.  Lots more work but I love it and I love spending this time with Drew.  I think we shall float in the gulf this evening if I can convince him to take off his shoes.

Artist, dreamer, lover of life. Former gym owner redefining me.