We will not be done by Friday morning! Today my youngest two went to Vacation Bible School with our neighbor and my older daughters and I continued painting nearly all surfaces with primer. My children are all very artistic, but painters they are not. And I can’t really claim to be all that proficient at it either as mindless activities bore me and I frequently seek to cut corners. Between our abilities and the time pressure I’d have to say our effort was somewhat slapdash and we are all wearing numerous paint splatters! Originally I only intended to paint out the dark wood paneling and the red and black paint but I discovered the bathroom wasn’t white as I’d thought before but instead was gray and the ‘master’ bedroom was dingy and in need of a fresh coat as well. So we are painting everything.
The kids are in rush to move in but I wasn’t comfortable with that so today I moved the somewhat flimsy mattress off the built in bed and discovered the foundation was just as flimsy, and falling apart. The under the bed storage was packed full of silver insulation material. I pulled it out and gave it to my oldest to carry outside. Luckily she made it out the door before she discovered it was harboring a colony of pincher bugs! I think all the neighbors heard her exclamation as she tossed it all on the ground! I demolished the bed platform – the carpet is filthy and full of mildew. We will need to put new flooring in there as well. I am getting rid of the bed that was in there and we are mulling over whether to try and fit kids beds in there or keep it as mom’s room. Either way I’m downgrading to a full sized bed to make more room for bookshelves or desk or some other useful piece of furniture. There is so much more to be done than I thought.
The bottom of the closet is falling in (see photo), there are mouse droppings in all the cupboards, the water heater needs to be restarted but was installed in a way that makes it nearly inaccessible! Several of the floor vents are broken (covered by pieces of wood and throw rugs) and were fairly disgusting inside. So we are begging for another day (and I wish I had more professional help and more money) before we have to pull out the old trailer. The floor should go in tomorrow and then we still need to paint over the primer, fix what we can and move our belongings in. We will have to wait for furnishings but we do have an army cot and a blow up bed in storage that we can use.