So we have had a few people over to look at the house and to help do some work. Our family and friends have been very helpful and supportive of our efforts. This past weekend though, we had our first house guest....albeit uninvited.
Hello Mr. Snake! So as the hubby was on his way out the door to wash off a paint roller he sees our long slender friend hanging from the ceiling (where the microwave and range will be). He immediately pins it with the roller, giving Mr. Snake some stylish stripes. The hubby of course was caught off guard by our guest and called for "a little help please." Of course my father-in-law, mother-in-law, and one of my aunt-in-laws (a master trim painter), and myself came rushing in to help him. While the women didn't end up getting too close, minus my mother-in-law getting some nice photos, my father-in-law came to the rescue and unfortunately for Mr. Snake....killed him with a shovel. Now, while I understand it was a rat snake (or black snake, whatever) and they are not poisonous, I did not want him making himself comfortable in the house...including the attic AND he was 6 feet long. Ew. So alas, Mr. Snake is dead and gone. He will forever be remembered though, in our memories, through photos and of course from the large snake skins he left behind. RIP Mr. Snake.
In other news…I saw some of the hardwood floor being shaved down and it looks great in the bedroom and hallway. Sadly, there are some bad bad water stains in the large dining room so we are going to have to use a much darker stain than I think we had originally wanted. Oh well though, still pretty. We are going to try and get some more painting some this weekend….We have lots of touching up and maybe finishing a few rooms. We started priming the living room and kitchen too, which is already a big transformation. Our nasty, old, and untouched kitchen might not look so bad with appliances and some paint.