Well, we’re finally in the new house. I’m still frazzled – but not as bad as I was during the actual week of the move. All of the new appliances (stainless steel, of course! *winks*) are in place, the kitchen is almost finished – paint-wise. The previous owners had painted the upper walls a hideous fire engine red, the lower walls have decent gold tones wallpaper and the counters were/are green. The kitchen looked like an awful x-mas experiment gone wrong! We chose to paint the red a nice shade of green (Scotland Road is the name) and it blends nicely with the gold toned wallpaper and the stainless steel appliances look gorgeous against it. Only reason the painting isn’t finished, is the previous owners took the curtain rods – none too gently – from the wall, leaving some rather large areas to be plastered over. I had to work around S’s work schedule, and he just finished that wall. So first coat of primer is on and the kitchen will be finished tonight.
S has also been busily laying cable throughout the house, so the network won’t have any wires showing and we’ll have connections from each major room in the house. Once he’s finished with that job – he still has the lower half of the house to cable – he’ll start on the media room. The media room was bedroom #4, but as a longer room, basement level, it was perfect to convert. The 61″ flat screen tv is in there, the 7.1 surround sound system will be hooked up, hi-def dvd player, our gameing systems – it’ll be awesome when it’s done. He decided we should paint that room dark – black or navy, to give it a full theater feel when watching movies. Between the two of us, we have over 1000 dvd’s, so we take our movie watching seriously! *chuckles*
Obviously, he’ll need to buy furniture for the place, as well. Our old apartment was a bit smaller (square footage) then the upstairs, here. He found a nice leather set – 1 couch and 2 armchairs – for the media room, but are waiting to see what type of sales will go on after the New Year before buying anything. The old glass dinette set will fit into the kitchen area, so a nice dining room outfit will be needed eventually. And something nice for the living room, as well. We threw away the old futon we had been using. Only rooms that are fairly furnished are our bedrooms and the office – although my bedroom still isn’t set up, and neither is office.
My bedroom – on the move, we found the wall behind my headboard and tables was full of black mold! No wonder I’ve been feeling so poorly! So my bed is still torn apart and in the garage – it’s been sprayed down with a 50:50 bleach water mixture once, and will be cleaned with Pinesol before sprayed with the 50:50 mixture again, before it’s brought into the house proper and assembled. Besides, I’m painting my room. Previous owners had painted the upper walls gold, lower walls burgandy and all crown molding/baseboards dark navy blue! The gold will need 2 coats of white primer and the burgandy looks like it’ll need 3 coats. That damn blue looks like it might need 4-5 coats before it’s adequately covered to paint over! Then, my room will be done in a silver tone, with an accent wall of purple – good colors to enhance creativity and psychic abilities. Ceiling was planned for a light (barely noticable) blue, but I’m not sure I want to deal painting stucco. Office will also be repainted, although as it was formerly a little girl’s room – painted in pastels, it should only need 1 coat of primer before it can be painted. We haven’t decided on coloring, but did decide to go with a fun theme – pure geeky/computer (think penguins and flying windows) versus a business style.
Due to S’s emergency surgery (day before turkey day), house closing, packing and moving, and now unpacking and painting/prepping – I haven’t been able to do any writing. In fact, this is actually the first time I’ve been at my computer in over 2 weeks. However, I have been able to do some reading – researching – when I’m relaxing at night. So, I’m hopeful about putting some ideas to print here, soon.