Here's a short run-down of the progress on my trashed rental.
-Neighbor scrubbed the oven all day. It might actually look like new when she is finished.
-Bought shop-vac for carpets. $80 but it does a good job.
-Tried my carpet cleaner. First 3 rooms cleaned up pretty well but now they smell like wet dog and pee. Some stains won't come out (looks like Kool-aid?). Carpet guy will give estimate tomorrow or tell me to buy new carpet.
-Could not find anyone to take car without title. Car mysteriously ended up on the street in a no parking zone (I know nothing!). I called the police to give the offending car a ticket and tow.
-Bought strong smelling laundry detergent (lavender and vanilla) and dryer sheets and washed curtains all day. At least the hallway by the laundry room smelled good :)
-Discovered microwave and couch need to be replaced. I might have a couch to use, gotta buy another microwave.
-Started freaking out because everywhere I look there is another time consuming chore and time is running out. Even the smallest thing like dusting is a major job because it isn't ordinary dust it's drug soot.
-Found another crack pipe in a tinkerbell purse.
-Have a good lead on an adoptive family for the fish. I hope they can pick them up soon.
-Helpers coming tomorrow to take more stuff to the dump and start painting etc...
I was hoping not to have to take time off from work but I think I will have to. I need to buy curtains, bedding, dishware and other stuff and I can't really send someone else to do it. And I can't bring stuff in until the paint and carpet are cleaned or re-done. That's what is stressing my out at the moment but at least it looks a little bit more like my old house again.