Monday, November 6, 2006

The house is almost ours

We have had renters in our house virtually since we purchased the house. They were supposed to move out on November 4th, however, they are not moved out. Shawn and I said, when they moved in, if they needed a bit of extra time we would allow them to live there. We have set the deadline for this week. So, by the weekend, they will have to be completely out of the house. I am pretty excited about this since we need to redo a lot of stuff and the only way we are going to be able to do that is if the house is empty.

Upon emptying a room of the house (the master bedroom), we discovered that there are interesting scratches on our newly refinished hardwood floor. In the contract (yes, we made Shawn's brother and friend sign a contract - more on that at another time - there is a reason for it, but I don't want to get into that now) it stated that they were required to return the house to the condition in which they moved in. That means that the floor was perfect when they moved in, so it's going to be perfect when they move out. (They wanted the floor redone before they moved in and we busted out butts to get it done for them - that was the agreement, the floor would be perfect when they moved out). In any case, Shawn's brother is going to refinish our floor over the next weekend. All in all it's not going to take that much effort since all he has to do is re-sand the top layer, basically run over the top layer with sandpaper, tack cloth the floor (which is the most horrible step) and then put the sealer on there. I think we are going to need a couple of coats of sealer, but the floor should be good as new when they are done. (Good as new except for a gouge in the floor of the master bedroom - be heck, those can be filled with a bit of wood filler).

Needless to say, I am extremely happy that Shawn and I will finally have a place that we can call our own. We will finally have a house to ourselves, no renters! This is an exciting time for us and we simply can't wait. Until tomorrow.....

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