Monday, November 4, 2013
Where'd the weekend go?
There were a few dud trips we went on and Saturday we got up early so someone put their grumpy pants on. (Hint: Not me) We went to this state fair craft show thingy and I'm pretty sure we found every relative of the long bearded camo fellows from cable tv. They looked at us sideways as though to say "I don't trust no city slickers." We also found the largest collection of saucy X movies in the Northern hemisphere in about 20 bins and next to a pouting, indignant, like totally bored 13 year old girl helping to run the booth. So it was not a successful morning but thankfully got better as the day went on. I did find one item that I can't wait to work on and then we went to this historic downtown where there were some cool antique shops and this one was in an old small hotel that had been converted. One of the rooms had a baby theme to it and there was a hobby horse in there on springs and it was moving on its own even after we stopped moving next to it. I said "you just keep on riding, nugget, we'll get out of your way" and we went to the next room.
We watched a little football and then went downtown to do a little shopping at some local stores where we know the owners. I found some good stuff at both places. How I wish we had a bigger home to furnish with all of their wares. Sigh. But I got a cool square bowl I'm going to use for the holidays and then some vintage inspired bottle brush trees similar to these...
Sunday we went to five open houses. Yep, five. The first one we went to it was like OMG lady, calm DOWN! She just got back into the real estate game and this was her first open house and she was bouncing off the walls all giggly and kind of followed us around the house like a puppy which we do not like. The house wasn't quite up our alley but we talked with her for a bit and then ducked the hell outta there. We did find a couple of houses that were contenders but needed some major work in one way or another. We found one with this bad paneling and linoleum that would've been perfect for our retro arcade and then had a separate room we could dedicate to workouts and even a lower basement with a place for the washer and dryer. It was a five level split but the kitchen was HORRIBLE...like completely unusable. I think there were 2 crusty old burners but the one wall wasn't load bearing so we could blow it out but it would be like 3 months of living like nomads in our own house. I'm thinking $20-30K would fix this place to what we want it to look like inside and maybe $10K outside. It's also really close to the hospital and I wonder if we'd hear sirens all night. Oh well, it's fun to look, right?
Lots to do this week and hopefully will start getting the house back to something that doesn't look like an antique craft store barfed inside.
What did you do this weekend?
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