Weekend of Working on the House

Our house renovation began on Friday afternoon, shortly after the closing. Mindy went to work scraping the 30 year old UV filters on the windows and Ligeia began taking down the outdated mirrors in the living room. We also installed a shower head in the bathroom.

The seller told us she “was leaving the TV for us” and here it is. Now we have to figure out how to get it out of the house.
Most of the carpet was in good shape except for this huge stain in one of the bedrooms. We realized then that we needed to change the flooring.
Saturday, we spent some time painting both bedrooms a soft lavender.
Having no place to sit and eat, we used our front stoop for lunch.
On Sunday we went back for more. Having decided on ordering tile for the flooring throughout the house, we proceeded to pull up the carpet:
The novelty wore off very quickly as pulling up the wooden border proved exhausting.
But we worked together and finished it by lunchtime.
Mindy got started on the lanai. She began with putting primer down:
And by the end of the day, here’s what it looked like:

Then came the painful process of stripping and scraping off linoleum from the 1980’s off the kitchen floor. And guess what was underneath the 1980’s linoleum? Anybody? That’s right – 1970’s linoleum. It was an exhausting, backbreaking job:
Even with Erick’s help (whom we were SO happy to see in the afternoon), we still couldn’t finish before sundown on Sunday night.

And early Monday morning Ligeia drove Mindy to the airport. Saying goodbye to Mindy goes down as one of Ligeia’s saddest moments in her life.
Ligeia will finish the work on the house and will take pics along the way so you can see the improvements as they happen.
Lots of love to everyone,
Ligeia 🙂 and Mindy 🙂
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5 thoughts on “Weekend of Working on the House

  1. shawn

    Good work, gals! The huge stain in the middle of the rug is a typical “Welcome Home” surprise for inbound owners. There's always something like it.

    Good luck on the tiling…

  2. Anonymous

    You got so much done in such a short period of time. This is a lovely house and it will be hard for you to leave it behind. Hope you find some nice people to rent it out to.
    Ligeia be brave. The harder you work now, the faster the time will fly! Wishing you success!
    Love from Oma:-) and Opa:-(
    Hugs to both of you xxx

  3. Mindy

    I'm still feeling the pain in my hands, wrist, chest, back and legs! I hope that eases soon.
    I wish I could be there right now to help. I really enjoyed working on OUR house!
    Lots of love,
    Mindy 🙂

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