It’s me. I’ve been here and even though I don’t write I do read my friends page every day–multiple times even.
There’s nothing real major going on in our world. We decided to take the house off the market because we can’t get the price we need to get to pay off the mortgage with all the foreclosures around us. I mean, if I could buy a better house for less than we’re paying now, I’d take it too. That means we may wind up refinancing over the summer, which is why the house had to come off the market. The bank won’t consider us if we’ve had it listed in the past 6 months. If we refinance, I’m looking at another two years here. Minimum.
So now I’m in the frame of mind that this is going to be a home for our baby. In two weeks, we plan to redo the hardwood floors downstairs. Starting this week, I will begin boxing up books so we can move the furniture out of there. Next Friday, DH will take off to move furniture and then will start sanding the floors. He expects that will take the rest of Friday, all day Saturday, and most of Sunday. The goal is to treat the floors and seal them starting on Sunday, stay at my mom’s, and then start putting everything back the following Wednesday. DH also wants to remove a poorly designed closet, but he has to have something in its place before Thanksgiving. We have people coming over and everything has to be done by then.
I honestly don’t think it’s too ambitious of a plan. DH turned a bit white when I told him that the floors have to be sanded and treatment started by that Sunday night. I’m not sure why he thinks this is going to take 2 full days. The furniture should be out of the way. I know it will take multiple passes but we’re going to rent a machine.
After Thanksgiving, we’ll discuss our next project, which may be switching rooms upstairs.