Saturday, December 4, 2010

On the Move

Marsh and I are going to be housemates! Since earlier this week, Marsh and I have been cleaning the Single Teacher house. The house itself is really old, but is still in pretty good shape. It was rented out to forestry students from the state university and overall they did a good job of taking care of the house. Still, Marsh and I are giving the House a thorough cleaning.

It is a two-story house with 4 bedrooms, but only one bathroom.

Here's the living room and kitchen. We took out the furniture we didn't want {what you see in the first picture} and vacuumed/shampooed the carpet today.

The kitchen is pretty small, but needs major help. That will be next weekend's job.

There is one bedroom downstairs--which will be used as an office/guest room--and three rooms upstairs. I'll have to take some pictures during the day, but the previous owners paint choices will have to go! We won't be doing any painting until the summer though, so perhaps the colors will grow on us.

All the furniture is out of all the rooms upstairs--well, almost; there's a perfectly square table that will not fit through my doorway no matter how much I maneuver--so I'll have to take the legs off and take it out that way. The hallway and stairs are both narrow, so it was interesting trying to get the old mattresses and boxsprings down. A lot of the furniture still have their manufacturer tags and the majority are from the 1980's! 

 We were able to get all the carpets vacuumed and shampooed, walls and closets cleaned, baseboards, lights....Tomorrow, we will be able to move things into our rooms! Our actual moving date is not until the first of January, but with school until 4:00 and Christmas break in 11 days {which we will be spending with Marsh's parents in the Milwaukee area}, we don't have much time! But, I'm starting to get excited. And I'm starting to get ideas about decorating. Do you know what my absolute favorite part of The House--it has a screened porch! Right now it's holding a lot of the excess furniture until we can get some men to move it, but in the spring...Glass of iced tea in one hand and a good book in the other...ahhh....I can't wait for warm weather!

I'll keep you updated as we make The House a home.


Nicole said...

Wow! How very exciting; I am so happy for you and I look forward to seeing and hearing more about it!

Elsabeth said...

Thanks Nicole~it should be interesting--the renovating & having a housemate!

Sharon said...

Whoo-hoo! You go girl! Love those roomies!