The Reality of Things

There are many things that you do not think about when becoming a homeowner. I myself rented for several years before moving into my first house and a few things that I think are a pain in the butt now that spring time in here are follows:

Weeds in the landscaping, weeds in the yard, weed eating, mowing, spraying pesticide, spraying weed/grass killer.

Things like this were taken care of by the landlord when I rented, now you have to do all of these yourself. & I just thought someone came over and mowed the grass LOL Lord was I mistaken. There are weeds growing up around all of the landscaping and in the landscaping along with in the flower beds. Who has to pull them? You do. You has to weed eat and spray them? You do.

We have someone coming over next Saturday to load up all of our rock in the landscaping in the backyard. The families kids come over and when they play in the back like to throw them all over the yard, which pisses my boyfriend off, especially when you’re about to mow the grass.

Also, redoing your house to how you like it sounds like fun, but not whenever you’re saving money by doing the work yourself. Just painting involved scraping off wallpaper, washing the walls with a rough sponge, spackling any holes left from nails, etc. and then washing the walls again, taping off all of the windows, trim, woodwork where you do not want paint on, laying down sheets, finally priming the walls, letting it dry and THEN painting. You don’t just throw some paint up and call it a day. It takes me probably a total of 3 days to complete one room. My next objective for the upstairs is to get ALL of the rooms wallpaper border down, take out all of the nails, spackle, sand, wash once since the whole wall was NOT wallpapered, tape off the trim, prime and then paint. Doing all of these things to all of the rooms at the same time instead of going room by room. Let alone my mothers boyfriend is a painter so he offered to come over with a paint sprayer if we just purchase the paint. So I’m hoping I can get the ENTIRE upstairs done with prepwork in 2 days and then the painting the next day. TADA- finished! So wish me luck in this endeavor, baby is due mid-August so we have about 3.5 months to get everything done. Then it’s mommy and baby time. My classes end in late May, so the last 2 months I won’t have anything else taking up my time and attention.

Also, got EVERYTHING I need to paint furniture. I’m painting my entire bedroom furniture set (which is traditional oak brown wood) black and white for our guest room. I will put an individual post up with before and after pictures, so I’m hoping they turn out fabulously!

The dogs are getting shaved on Monday so I’m praying to Jesus that will GREATLY reduce the amount of hair in the house. We have two mutts with short hair but they shed more than a long haired dog, I swear.

After that, I’m looking at possibly getting the carpets professionally cleaned, since neutering and limiting water/food supply has stopped all of the accidents in the house. Our end goal is to replace all of the floors, but it’s taken us this long just to paint and I think it’s from us being pretty lazy, going to work, doing homework, cooking, cleaning, etc. that we just don’t feel like doing the extra stuff in our free time.

But I have my eyes on the prize, there’s not too much more time left before baby makes her appearance and I want this place spic and span!!