I am worried about the foul carpet odor but maybe it will go away when the carpets are dry. I hope it stays away for 30 days a least. If my new renters complain about a doggy smell I will feel bad for not replacing the carpets but I just don't have that kind of money right now. I got another carpet estimate today for the whole house, $2600.
So far I have spent $1,810 on labor and supplies. The painters and handyman should be finished tomorrow and then comes the next big money chore...shopping. I'm sure I could get things for a lot less money it I had the time but I don't have the time. I do want to go to the Habitat Store first. I might be able to find a TV stand, end tables, microwave and a vacuum for good prices.
Here's what was accomplished today:
-Bedroom door with hole in it, replacement complete.
-Carpets continued to be scrubbed.
-Driveway was scrubbed but it didn't help much. Too bad. The oil and tar stains look dirty.
-Kitchen linoleum was patched instead of replaced. I hope the repair works it looked like the edges were curling. That's not good.
-Bathroom carpet ripped out and linoleum tile installation started.
-Paint touch ups and repaints. I didn't want them to paint the whole wall if they didn't have too because I don't want the paint fumes to be overwhelming (but maybe they'll out-stink the dog smell. On the bright side...at least it doesn't smell like pot anymore.)
-Kitchen faucet replaced. I wish the handyman had bought a nicer faucet but I'm not going to be picky at this point. At least it works.
-I went to Big Lots to find mini-blinds to replace all of the one that are broken. They didn't have them anymore. Darn. I guess I'll have to go to Walmart.
-I found a glider/rocker on craig's list for $50. I zoomed over at lunch and bought it. The old recliner was trashed and stained so this will replace it. Right now it's the best smelling piece of furniture in the house!
I had to go to the local cable tv office to get the cable turned on in my name. It turns out that the tenants didn't turn the cable off. I had to prove that I was the owner of the house in order to disconnect them and start it again. The cable company gives them 40 days to be late before they shut them off. Gee, the gas was shut off for non-payment, the electric was one day away from being shut off too, but the cable tv was going strong!
Then I called Qwest for the second day in a row and tried to convince them that I as indeed located in their service area. They didn't believe me again. I had Qwest internet last March! Oh well, I gave up and added cable internet instead. Now I need a cable modem. There's another $60 bucks I don't want to spend.
Tomorrow I should be able to start moving the furniture back in to the rooms and I'll get a better idea of what I need to buy. I can see steady progress every day...yea!