Been a busy week- stripped house of furniture, ripping up carpet, pads and baseboards.
New carpet Monday, Tuesday new baseboards. Also decided to change room color- also changing house layout…more to follow. Actually- baseboards have to go down first- then the carpet! First day- not so much done (30 ft of baseboard and chiseled up so concrete to lay tile under pellet stove) today is looking good- baseboard down in living rooms and dining room, going down the hall- pads being put down and they called in a 3rd man to help- should have the house back tomorrow. Then I need to touch up paint some walls, clean everything and then move back all the furniture- I am getting too old for this!
This week our John Deere decided it was going to blow an engine (I need Rob) $1200-1400 to fix and won’t take trade in in current condition. Gave it to Lloyd and bought a new one- this one is all metal, American made for 100 years by Simplicity- boy did my grass look good after I cut it (wider cut, quieter machine and more comfortable to ride). New couch will have to wait till I can save some more money- unexpected.
Also realized today, while we were gone, a large piece of our tree broke off (looks like it was hit by lighting) and is hanging on branches of the Ash tree which appears to be dying (it has Ash disease) – just what I need- have to hire a tree service (I need Nick) another unexpected.
This is turing out to be a rather expensive summer.