My Office Floor

On a whim today I decided to pull up a portion of the carpet in my office that was coming apart anyway from my office chair. It was starting to get on my nerves, and I’ve been wanting to tear up the carpet in the office anyway.

My office on move-in day where you can see the carpet in it’s full 1973 glory:

From Move In

Portion of me tearing up said carpet for comparison:

From House After

And low and behold it revealed very lovely finished wood floors:

From House After

My bedroom has similar wood floors that I already tore the carpet out of, but they are unfinished. I’m glad I don’t have to refinish the office ones as well. I don’t know when I’m going to tear up the rest of the carpet. It likely won’t be today because I have some other things I have to take care of, but at least I know what’s underneath.

One of these days I’m going to do a big before and after post. I haven’t really done updated pictures since we moved in, course I haven’t done all that much either simply due to lack of fundage.

If you want some bedroom before and after


From Move In


From House After

Plans for the bedroom include:
– New Queen sized natural wood bed that my uncle is making, which will mean a new mattress and new linens
– Refinish the wood flooring
– Tear out the ceiling (hence why it is not painted) and one of the cubby holes and expand the room another 6 feet with the ceiling reaching all the way to the peak of the roof.
– Once the ceiling and one of the cubby holes are tore out, put several or one big large window on the back of the house overlooking the back yard
– Put in a sky light or two and replace the roof once the ceiling and all are tore out
– Replace all of the windows
– Refinish the one remaining cubby hole, including drywall and a light fixture
– Move the lightswitch for the bedroom from the hallway to actually inside the room (really? WHO DOES THIS??)
– Find an old antique vanity and stool
– Find an old antique reading chair
– Bring up my armoir for the boyfriend’s clothes if/when he moves in, possibly also refinish that.

There may be others, but that’s a good start.

Baby’s First Home Repair: Well Pump

So I’ve had to deal with my first home repair this week. I don’t necessarily count the tree falling on the house in May as a repair, since insurance covered it and we got a new deck out of it. The chimney installation last November isn’t a repair either, and didn’t cost us anything.

But on Monday our well stopped working. Well not the well…just the pump. I had to deal with taking a…I guess equivalent of sponge bath in just 1 gallon of water that day. We thought we had it fixed on Tuesday so showers commenced as normal, but it was down again Wednesday (another bucket bath). My uncle came over Wednesday to help fix it since he’s a contractor (same one that built my deck). He also had some extra well line at his house since ours got a leak in it during all this as well (how many times can I say “well” in this entry?).

Yesterday I decided to just drive to my Aunts in Orrtanna and shower there. As of last night everything was working, but we do still need to get one small part for the pump since it’s not shutting off properly. I was able to take a shower this morning and I no longer have a sink full of dirty dishes, so I am happy.

All in all the cost for the entire ordeal is only like $200, so that’s not bad at all. I’m very grateful that my first home repair was so gentle :D.