There is a little more than 4 months left before our goal time of putting the house on the market. During the summer it seemed we had all of this time and we put off a lot of projects. Now it's fall, and time is speeding by and we still have a good amount of things to finish before we can even consider the house market-ready.
For instance, below is a picture of our next project. Actually, it's been "our next project" since late August. But here it is, October, and there it still sits.
|It'll get done. Someday...|
We need to take down the horrific (and damaged) acoustic tile and put up drywall. Honestly, I am looking forward to this project about as much as I'd look forward to getting all of my teeth pulled without anesthesia. We researched, purchased tools--even bought a nifty drywall lift. Still, it sits there, taking up space and becoming a both a stage and a truck stop for Ethan's trucks.
It's just we are so done with this house and planning and anticipating this move and just want to get the fuck on with it. These past few months have also been full of typical stress in the form of school, ER trips for Hannah's asthma attacks (thankfully we finally have or own nebulizer system at home!), and countless meetings and fretting over Mason's IEP process at school (actually, tomorrow is the day where we find out if Mason qualifies for an IEP or not. Ugh). I'm just physically and emotionally spent. The last thing I want to do on the weekend is rip down acoustic tile--especially when that is the only time we really get to enjoy any time together.
But, enough with the excuses. I know we need to get this done, We will. We promised ourselves we'd at least have the ceiling up by Thanksgiving. Not the taping, sanding or crown moulding, but the ceiling. That's better than nothing, right? And then it's our bathroom and the huge task of cleaning out the garage that's pretty much been our storage and makeshift dumpster for the past few years. Yeah-- it's pretty scary in there.
We're so close to the finish line. Just waiting for that last push to get us there.