Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2 days and 5 minutes until the Realtor comes. AAAGH! So much left to do! My parents have been absolutely wonderful and helpful watching the kids so I can work/clean....but I don't want them to have to do that EVERY day...and I don't want them to feel like they ALWAYS watch the kids. So, today I'm cleaning with the kids here (you can only imagine how that goes - ha).

Yesterday Bailey was a tremendous help. After the first 30 minutes of cleaning the attitude MOSTLY left and we actually worked well together. (are pigs flying?) We cleaned the carpeting, cleaned the garage (all almost 1,000 sq. ft of it!), washed bathroom walls (seriously - how DO walls get dirty? And no - not because of the man and toddler in the house....just funky dirt on the walls. Hairspray? dust? who knows. Let's see - what else. We "staged" the front room and the basement rooms, we did a couple loads of laundry, we emptied/filled the dishwasher, we boxed up toys for the garage and a ton of other things, including a little Olympics watching. How about that U.S.A.?! So much more fun to have a well-recognized athlete from our area, too. Hoping Shawn Johnson wins the all-around. Now THAT would be cool. I digress.

Today I'm removing "haze" from the tile Mark put up in the bathroom. He did a really great job. It isn't a professional job - but it looks nice and WAY nicer than it used to. Tonight we are sealing the tile and then caulking. Also on the list today is getting Bailey's birthday invites addressed and insert maps printed, cleaning up my bedroom, changing everyone's sheets, boxing up more stuff and more laundry. Oh...and still haven't spackled that spot by the shower - need to do that.

And then there is the daily maintenance stuff like changing diapers, preparing/cleaning up meals, emptying/filling dishwasher, etc.

Tired yet? I am. To bed at 2 a.m. last morning...and up before 6. SUCKS! I know it'll only get worse before it gets better, but the thought of just being in a new home where we will STAY PUT....OUR HOME...not getting ready for it to be someone else's home will feel soooooo good!

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