Wow! I got so much done today. Especially with my mother-in-law coming in to town to help. It was so wonderful. I feel like Casey when he manages to get in a wheat grass shot, starbucks, AND a nap all in one day! LOL
First, my mother-in-law got there about 9 a.m. this morning and she immediately started helping me prep the other rooms while I started in the dining room getting the ceiling primed. That paint sprayer is amazing! If you have to paint a ceiling, especially a textured one, definitely get a paint sprayer! As she finished prepping a room I would get in there to prime it. together we got the dining room, T.'s room, her bathroom, and my son's bedroom primed and ready to be painted Tuesday when I am off work next.
Then she got started scrubbing down my main kitchen. Oh my God! There was at least 20 years of grime in there. I thought the cabinets and walls were antique white but it turns out they were actually white. Yuck!!
After I got done with the ceilings I think the paint sprayer was starting to overheat so I cleaned it out really good and got started scrubbing the walls in the living room.
It also appeared to be open house day at the house as we had 3 family members all stop by to see the house. The overwhelming opinion seems to be how much potential is in the house. First my sister-in-law, the one I visited yesterday, stopped by with her family. Then my dad stopped by and lastly my cousin had taken the kids to see Spiderman 3 so she took the opportunity to drop them off over at the house so she could get a look.
I also got the opportunity to meet my neighbors to my right and in front of us. They all seem really wonderful. My next door neighbor has the most adorable daughter about the same age as my son.
Things are really looking up! My mother-in-law is coming back next Saturday and it looks like I have at least 7 people in my family that are going to come over on the 19th for the paint party. I took pictures today but darn if I didn't forget the camera at the house. I will have to post them Tuesday evening after I get back from the house.
I have more to talk about but we are having a terrible storm here and I am afraid we are going to lose power soon since the lights have flickered a couple of times.
Have a good evening everyone!