Music:The Smiths, "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side"
First look at new home: argh.
Well, the first look at my new home, now that it's unoccupied, was sure to be an anticlimax.
I went there with a friend, and when he tried to open the microwave (over the stove), the handle came off in his hand.
The two bedrooms have multiple BIG bright yellow dog-pee stains on the carpet. Many of them. Since they're completely new to me, I can only assume the seller had furniture over them before.
I think that was a bit underhanded.
Now I'm going to have to replace the carpet or invest in throw rugs. I can't afford the former, so I'll probably do the latter on the cheap, at least until I learn how Jack will react to another animal's urine in his new home.
If he feels like laying down his own markings, I suppose I might as well wait 'til he's done and then replace the carpet entirely.
(Before I lay down any rugs, I will try treating the rug with both rug cleaner and the dog variety of Simple Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover. No reason to invite cat agitation and retaliatory urination.)
There were two garage door remotes on the counter. I took one with me and locked all the doors, etc. When I tried it, it didn't work. We manually overrode the garage door and confirmed that it still works mechanically, so hopefully the remote I took just has a dead battery. Still: a mild argh.
I'm going to have to treat the deck pretty soon, so my friend says.
You know what? I really want to paint ALL the rooms but the living room, but I'm going to have to settle for one, unless my sister feels really energetic about tearing off wallpaper.