I didn't get home until 10:30 tonight. Now I have to wait 30 minutes or more for my little RV water heater to heat up enough for a shower. I might as well post something while I'm waiting.
Here's what happened today:
-Exterior trim painted. It was peeling and looked bad.
-Patio scrubbed. It looks much better.
-Bathroom linoleum tile installation almost complete. I really like how it looks. Real tile would be better but this is better than carpet.
-Interior painting almost complete.
-Windows washed inside and out.
-Went to Walmart, Ross and Petsmart after work. I bought 3 gallons of pet odor neutralizer and a pump sprayer usually used to spray weeds. I hope it works. The smell is bad when entering from the garage. I don't notice it much once I am in the house. If this doesn't work I will really wish I had re-carpeted the stinky rooms. 2 rooms smell ok.
Found mini-blinds for $4 a piece at Walmart. They have slightly larger bracket so they will have to be changed. Bought rugs, mattress covers, a TV stand, etc.... Some people were asking why I am furnishing the place again. The people who are arriving this Sunday are here for 30 days only. They reserved my house as a furnished rental last year. They pay 4 times the normal rent in order to stay at a house instead of a hotel because it is cheaper. After these people leave I will either move back in and only rent my house one month a year to the same people. Or I will have a big garage sale and sell everything and rent it out unfurnished. I haven't decided yet. If these people weren't coming on Sunday, could have cleaned and repaired my house at a leisurely pace and saved money. But I needed the house ready in one week so I am using the money which my next short-term tenants paid me in order to fix it fast. I'm not sure I will make any profit at all after this is done but at least my house will be back to normal.