Most of you know,
We purchased the home in which we currently live
because of the land.
Love the land.
(almost 10 acres)
The house? Dis gusting!!
Not counting the LEM (Lou_______ Expansion Module) which has definitely helped us spread out a bit
the house boasts fewer than 1000 sq ft
of cheaply built, poorly maintained, sub-standard, termite infested junk.
(like how I used the word 'fewer' there, Lana? ;-)
We (mostly Tyler and the big kids) worked ridiculously hard to get the house livable
before we moved in.
We've been saving money to build
Saving money takes a long time.
especially when you're a larger than average family
living on one income.
We've done a few things over the years, so that the house drives me less nuts,
like filling in the paneling in the living room with drywall mud, adding texture and painting.
The room still looks bad, mind you, but not as bad as before.
We did this project in less than a week right before Lily was born.
Just up and decided to tear the wall out that was falling down (literally)
a couple of weeks before Lily was born.
The (quickly hatched) plan was to drywall, but after ripping down the piece of paneling,
we discovered there was
nothing to attach drywall to.
No studs, just a couple of boards thrown in all catywampus.
Tyler would have had to completely rebuild the walls.
Eh. Not worth it.
So he threw is a couple of strategically placed boards,
we screwed the paneling back in, and switched to plan b.
also decided on the spur of the moment,
this time executed in maybe 3 days,
we did the same thing in the dining room:
filled paneling groves, added texture and painted.
We also painted the wall of bookshelves.
The roller coaster floor, we left alone.
not good, but better.
Then there was the kitchen floor.
Let Operation Less Nasty The Bathroom commence.