I didn't get home until almost 10 tonight. I am ready for this to be over but there is still so much to do. I am almost at the point where I stop noticing more chores to do because things are getting finished. Here's what was accomplished-
-I arrived early, walked through and made a to-do list for the handyman. He showed up at 8 and I gave him enough chores to keep him busy all day.
-Last of the large junk has gone to the dump.
-All furniture moved to the garage.
-Got estimate for cleaning carpets. The guy said $400 but he can't guarantee the red stains will come out. Recommends carpet replacement. Said they were the worst carpets he had seen in years.
-Called around for carpet installation estimates. $1,700 was the highest but he could do them now. Others said 2-3 weeks.
-Decided to rent large carpet cleaner for 2 days-$50, and try cleaning. Most stains came out, red ones did not. Strategic rugs and furniture placement should cover most. Will try to cut and patch hallway stain.
-Minor setback, linoleum was ripped while moving fridge. Spent $235 on peel and stick linoleum tiles for kitchen. Stained carpet in master bath will be ripped out and replaced with linoleum too.
-And best of all, the crack-fish were successfully delivered to their new loving family. Unfortunately, there were only 3 fish left this morning(used to be 6). The big one got hungry! :o
More tomorrow! And thanks for all the comments! I love reading them (even though I am supposed to be working).