Friday, August 15, 2008

First loads

Today was a long day... but we got some work done, which is very good. I started the day with the necessary supplies. No, it's not much, but when you've got a Hello Kitty boombox, what else can you possibly need?!?

I worked some more on the bathroom wallpaper. Of course, I'm quite short, and I didn't take a stool, so I was limited in my range of reach. But the good thing is that the top layer is coming off in nice big sheets, and the paper layer underneath is coming off that way also when it's sprayed with water...yep, just water. How cool is that! Now THIS is the way to remove wallpaper!

It appears that they put up the wallpaper before they put in the cabinet and lighting stuff, fixtures, etc., and that makes it difficult to get it clean. But it'll help when I have a screwdriver available to take things like light switch plates off. At least one main wall is done, mostly.

Tonight M and his brothers and their oh-so-helpful Pop came up and made a couple trips to the storage unit and back, bringing boxes and such to the new storage area in the basement. We are waiting for the big things til next weekend to allow for the drywall dust to be cleaned up after the projects are done early this week and then the carpets get cleaned on Wednesday. Big moving day is Saturday, some may be done on Fri night. Come on...doesn't that sound like fun?? Who's available?? :o)


  1. Wow! The end it totally in sight! I wish we were closer -- we'd be there! I can't wait to see more pictures as things continue to progress.

  2. Mom, Dad, & 2 squeeksAugust 16, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    We'll be there Tuesday with the paint crew. You are to be out of sight while we do that. No fumes for you!

  3. Isn't remodeling fun! Here is a great tip if you get to some problem spots with the wallpaper. Mix water and fabric softener in a spray bottle. I usually do half and half. Spray on the wallpaper. It usually peels right off. It works wonderful and everything smells great afterwards too! I did this in my dining room. I could get the top layer off, but the back stayed. My friend shared this idea and it worked.

  4. Keep the pictures coming! I laughed my head off this morning about the Hello Kitty boom box. At least your sarcasm is with us!!


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