My “To do” list is growing by the day! After the 2nd visit to the trailer and conferring amongst ourselves it looks like our first project will be to pull up the carpet (geriatric dog – need I say more?) and replace it with vinyl sheeting wood-look floors (Vinyl Trafficmaster Allure). I don’t like carpet, especially with kids and pets and these are supposed to be super easy to install, durable and waterproof. We like the light oak model. I’m weighing whether to try it myself or enlist professional help ($1.50 per square foot, ~80 sq feet = $120). I’m one of those people who can neither draw a straight line, nor cut one, so it might be worth the money. The floor has to go in before we move in and before any built in loft beds are constructed. So far Wednesday looks like this once the trailer is delivered and set up: rip out carpet, clean, paint (I got the blocking primer to cover the dark colors and dark wood) and if the primer drys in time, paint walls with the warm cream color we’ve chosen. Then the floor can be laid. The kids are disappointed that they won’t be able to move in right away but these sort of projects will just be so much more difficult to do after we’ve moved in! Due to a very tight budget we may have to wait some time to get the beds built and just sleep on blow-up mattresses for a while. We will also need to replace window coverings and some screens and that’s another project that will just go lower on the priority list as will buying necessary furnishings (table and chairs, computer cart, mattresses, etc).
Several of you have asked and I wish I had job news to share with you but I don’t. Hopefully something will open up soon!