Accomplishments – with the help of a neighbor we pulled up all the carpet (odor source 1), pads and tack strips and pulled out or hammered down the staples. I pulled up all the rusty broken floor vents and vacuumed them out (one was full of moldy dog food – odor source 2), and bought new ones at Lowes (disappointed in the one taupe brown choice but they will fit). Fixed the leaky sink, figured out how to light the water heater, and in doing so removed all manner of debris(odor source 3) from the water heater area (mouse droppings, dead mice, miscellaneous things like a hair remover kit, screw driver, Q-tips, expired warranty for the water heater, etc). Painted the small bedroom and much of the living room. Went back to Lowes and Home Depot for additional supplies – wood for shelves in the pantry, and to fix the closet floor, more paint brushes, and 4 more boxes of the vinyl flooring. Met with the flooring guy who quoted me a price of $350 to install the floor in the three rooms. He can come and do it on Sunday morning and promises to be able to deal with the seam in the floor where the pop-out folds in plus the petrified remnants of pink carpet we discovered along all the room edges! Called Lowes to order the door guards for the refrigerator – all shelves in frig and freezer are missing these rendering the shelves useless. Decided we will jury rig something after hearing the price would be more than $150 for 4 pieces of plastic and 8 brackets!
We plan to finish painting tomorrow (at least in the rooms that need new floor) and hope to move in on Sunday once the floor is in!