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Working to Finish the House Before School Starts

We are going to try to get the house ready to move into before the next school year starts at the end of summer. A lot of the big jobs have been done, but when I got this place it was pretty much a disaster area. It is a huge house with five bedroom and two and a half baths, but the previous owner would not sell the place even though his condition did not allow him to take care of the place. We just got done installing the home security system and we got to provide a monitoring service. The thing is not very useful unless you have that and I suppose we got a good deal. The house sits in a bit of an isolated area. The road is screened off by a lot of trees and to the West there is a pretty good sized creek. It is also built into the slope of a hill. We own a good piece of land, but there is only about half an acre of grass to mow. The guy who owned it before us left a whole of trees up and he planted a lot of shrubs and ground cover, the stuff that they call monkey grass is everywhere. You do not have to bother with that that stuff very much. I am fine with that as I have plenty of other things to do with my time. Right now we are trying to get the bathrooms sorted out. I hired this guy to help me and he has a reasonable idea of what he is doing from the looks of it. This is going to take a couple of days and after that we have to start painting and doing the floors. We already took up the carpets and mostly we are going to polish the hardwood floors.

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July 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm
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