Sunday, September 20, 2009

Let the work begin!

Even though we don't close on our house for 1 week & 3 days but work has already started.

Before we close FHA had a few things that they said needed to be done before they would approve an FHA loan. One of those things was painting the entire outside of the house. Orginally the seller offered to do the painting but after seeing what kind of job he did on other things, we said "You pay for the paint & we'll paint it!" That way we can fix the trim & do some yard work & other things that need to be done at the same time. My FIL & Kyle are doing all of the work which is awesome.

There is lots of be done. They are nailing in the siding, scrapping off old paint with a wire brush, sanding, taking down & putting up new trim, caulking the crap out of the holes, taking down bee hives that were in the trim & many other things that I can't remember off the top of my head.

As you can see a lot has been done but there is oh so much more to do. I am excited to get the color on. Even more excited to reside it. That needs to be done badly but we don't have enough time to do that before we close. Nor do we NEED to do it right now. The siding will last a few more years. The kitchen & bathroom however won't! Not to mention all the other things that need to be done!

Oh the joys of buying a fixer upper!

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