Let the Week-of-Fixing-Up-Mom's-House begin!
So far, I've...uh, purchased paint. I started washing the walls but, you know what? IT'S HARD. Well, maybe not "hard" but they're so big and the sponge is so tiny and they haven't been washed in a decade and...hey, I know!...I'll call my house cleaner Ofelia!
She graciously agreed to come today and wash the walls while I do other Very Important Things, like pack up all the leftover garage sale items for donation I planned to do weeks ago but didn't because, um, I was feeling overwhelmed.
Actually, I am feeling MUCH better now that the Big Ass Garage Sale is over, whereby we got rid of a buttload of stuff, most at 25 cents a piece. Did I mention we made $500? At 25 cents a piece, I think "buttload" is completely appropriate.
Now begins painting the living room, hallway and master bedroom, replacing the carpet in those room and replacing the linoleum in the kitchen and dining room. I'm not doing the flooring myself, btw, because I am not BRAIN DAMAGED.
I'm just a little sad we couldn't do all this fixing up while mom was living there so she could enjoy it. But there was way too much stuff to move back then and no open space in which to move it. (See above regarding "buttload.")
But, onward! Get the house ready for the new tenant! Donate the leftover garage sale items and feel all self-righteous and do-gooder! Organize all the stuff that is now at my house that mom Just Couldn't Part With!
I don't think "vacation" is the right word for this week I am taking away from the office.