Friday, August 31, 2007

Bugs and Spiders and Mice, Oh My!

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We've been at our new house most of the day yesterday, except for nap time, and from 3:30 to 7 or 7:30 tonight. Whew. I'm exhausted already.

So, nobody lived at this house for at least 2 years while it was on the market. Mr. Kluges talked some about its problems in an earlier post. We're getting people in for bids on the electricity, the sewer line, and to take down some trees. So even though nothing is actually getting done with those, we've started the process.

But for the hours we've already put in, we've been busy cleaning. And cleaning. And cleaning. And unsticking windows and taking off the storm windows to let it air out. And doing a little bit of work outside just because when you trim something or pull it out, you can see progress!

And cleaning.

Did I mention the cleaning?

And if you looked at it, you can hardly even tell. 'Cuz oh, the spiders and the cobwebs and the dead bugs along the edges of the walls, and the mouse poop in unexpected places, and the dirt, the accumulated DIRT everywhere!


We'll be cleaning for a while. I'm hoping to finish the frig ('cuz that and kid-wrangling is all I really did today... and it's not done yet!) and to get the bathroom cleaned and then to keep working on the kitchen during the weekend.

Then hopefully it won't scare Pusher when she stops by this weekend! 'Cuz Yay! She's going to visit us!


kittenpie said...

Oh god, I always hate the cleaning of a new house, but that would be even worse. i hope you have lots of masks and a shovel - sounds like you'll need them!

DiploWhat said...

Ah, the joys of cleaning are without number. Really.
Anyone you can leave the kids with for a day so you can get really down and dirty?

ewe are here said...

Suddenly, maybe I'm glad our purchase of the Slum was 86ed! Because it would have required days and days of scrubbing!

But I'm sure you're house will look brilliant when it's clean and shiny! :-)