I have the summer off, thanks to teaching
hellions kids all year. And since Richard and I moved into a 90 year old house, off course there are things that need to be fixed.
So far I repainted all the baseboards in the livingroom/dining room because I have time and because they were in bad shape.
Then I looked at the stained carpet on the front stairs and thought this was the perfect time to rip the carpeting up and see what's underneath on the stairs and our upstairs hallway.
It isn't pretty. Very worn out and neglected wood. Down and out UGLY. So now I need to find a floor guy who will refinish the floors then get a carpet guy to do runners on stair and hallway.
But wait! before I have somebody refinish the backstairs, Richard and I have been talking about getting the kitchen redone (R's paying :) we had talked about taking out the back stairs and possibly making a powder room in the space.
So now, before I get the flooring guy in, I better find out if the back stairs are gonna go. Can't pay to get them finished and carpeted if they're going. But if that's a load bearing wall, then the stairs have to stay.
This makes my first priority finding a kitchen guy to tell me yes or no on the stairs thing, then get the floor and carpet guys in.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to find anybody to come give quotes on a job - especially in the summer? This means we are totally stuck with ugly floor and stairs until I can get this mess rolling.
My advice: move into a spanking new house or be so rich you can pay minions to take care of this stuff for you.