I didn’t realize it until recently, but you all are right, we’ve done a lot. I would consider the house to be partially remodeled now! We have more projects we want to do, including painting the kitchen cabinets and getting a stone counter and backsplash in, plus finishing the garage, and adding arborvitae to the backyard for privacy, but we need to refill the house savings first.
This weekend is the plan! As the auto industry continues to bleed, I’m on mandated vacation today and tomorrow. I rented a carpet cleaner again today to make a few more passes over the back room carpet and the front room/dining room where we can see stains and still smell something nasty. I just did one pass over each area (now at three passes total since closing) and the water is still a nasty brown... but it’s looking better.
Drywalling the garage is on hold for now, and I still need to cut and glue down the door thresholds for the master bedroom door and master bathroom, but we’re ready to rent the U-haul truck and auto transport and move in. I was planning on getting a temp registration for the black car so I could drive it to the new house and drive it for part of the summer, but the DMV is shut down until further notice, so it has to be on a transport. Luna will likely be left behind for a short time as I’ll need to drive the truck while Nick drives my Jeep with the kids in it. After we return the rentals then we’ll go back for his Jeep and anything left behind. We may go back one last time if it’s not too late and grab Luna, or leave her in the garage in Berkley overnight.
We had the “kids” at the house on Sunday to introduce them while the landlords showed the rental to a few serious prospective tenants. Bear was beside himself, and enjoyed looking out the rear sliding glass door (door wall, in Michigan...). Talia (the little gray Russian Blue cat) took a bit of time but eventually explored the house wherever we had it open. Ezri, my little brown tabby scaredy cat, born feral almost 8 years ago, crawled into her little cat apartment/scratcher and stayed there glaring at me until I dragged her out to go back to the rental. She’ll warm up to it eventually, I’ve moved her four times in the last 8 years and she’s hated it every time.