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Old August 7th 05, 01:49 PM
AliceW
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Well, we finally spent a full day at the new house doing some prep work for
the DD and DGS to move in. We have been so busy with DGS first birthday and
his party that the house had to wait. We had been taking some small things
over when we went to pick up the mail and such. But yesterday was the first
full day of labor.

We spent the morning in Lowes (our home away from home) buying new locks for
the doors, painting supplies, spackle, extension cords, sanding equipment,
lamps, light bulbs, etc.

DH installed the new locks on the front and side doors and fixed the storm
door that was not closing properly. He then installed new outdoor lights
outside the front and rear doors.

I started pulling up the carpeting in the upstairs bedrooms, hallway and
stairs. It exposed wonderful original wood planked floors. The DD is going
to carpet everything so they will not be refinished. She started downstairs
pulling nails and screws out of all kinds of places and filling the holes
with spackle. The baby helped by emptying all the bags.

DD has purchased paint for her bedroom and the baby's bedroom. Now that the
carpet has been removed from her room (the baby's room didn't have any), the
walls can be prepped and painted. Then carpet can be installed, shades
replaced and curtains hung. Then they will move in. Once that happens, DD
can work on the downstairs when the baby naps and goes to bed. She wants to
replace the kitchen cabinets and countertops and install new flooring in the
kitchen and laundry room. Then her living room and dining room can be
painted and new carpet installed. Then she wants to work on her bathroom,
but that will be last. Most projects can easily be done in a weekend and
she has lots of friends who do carpentry work, plumbing and electrical work,
so it's just getting some of their free time.

She was getting pretty overwhelmed by the whole process and had no idea
where to start. As a project manager at work, I designed a flexible plan
for her which made sense and let her work on one room at a time. I think
she is now more comfortable with what tasks she has ahead of her. It
certainly won't be done overnight, but at least this way she can move in and
enjoy her new home with her son and critters. It's going to be a great
place for them!

......to be continued
--
Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
http://www.ourcyberfamily.us/
"Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a
grandmother." Edward H. Dreschnack




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Old August 7th 05, 03:32 PM
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In article ,
"AliceW" wrote:

Well, we finally spent a full day at the new house doing some prep work for
the DD and DGS to move in.



Sounds good, Alice! Making that flexible schedule for your DD was a
great idea -- she can relax a bit and not feel so stressed about the
mountain of work that's in front of her.
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Old August 7th 05, 03:35 PM
Taria
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Glad to hear how things are going Alice. After all the work it
too to find the right place it is neat to hear how it all comes
together. How lucky she is to have your help and then your
organizational skills. Looking forward to the next installment : )
Taria

AliceW wrote:
Well, we finally spent a full day at the new house doing some prep work for
the DD and DGS to move in. We have been so busy with DGS first birthday and
his party that the house had to wait. We had been taking some small things
over when we went to pick up the mail and such. But yesterday was the first
full day of labor.

We spent the morning in Lowes (our home away from home) buying new locks for
the doors, painting supplies, spackle, extension cords, sanding equipment,
lamps, light bulbs, etc.

DH installed the new locks on the front and side doors and fixed the storm
door that was not closing properly. He then installed new outdoor lights
outside the front and rear doors.

I started pulling up the carpeting in the upstairs bedrooms, hallway and
stairs. It exposed wonderful original wood planked floors. The DD is going
to carpet everything so they will not be refinished. She started downstairs
pulling nails and screws out of all kinds of places and filling the holes
with spackle. The baby helped by emptying all the bags.

DD has purchased paint for her bedroom and the baby's bedroom. Now that the
carpet has been removed from her room (the baby's room didn't have any), the
walls can be prepped and painted. Then carpet can be installed, shades
replaced and curtains hung. Then they will move in. Once that happens, DD
can work on the downstairs when the baby naps and goes to bed. She wants to
replace the kitchen cabinets and countertops and install new flooring in the
kitchen and laundry room. Then her living room and dining room can be
painted and new carpet installed. Then she wants to work on her bathroom,
but that will be last. Most projects can easily be done in a weekend and
she has lots of friends who do carpentry work, plumbing and electrical work,
so it's just getting some of their free time.

She was getting pretty overwhelmed by the whole process and had no idea
where to start. As a project manager at work, I designed a flexible plan
for her which made sense and let her work on one room at a time. I think
she is now more comfortable with what tasks she has ahead of her. It
certainly won't be done overnight, but at least this way she can move in and
enjoy her new home with her son and critters. It's going to be a great
place for them!

.....to be continued


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Old August 7th 05, 04:38 PM
Patti S
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Alice
I hope your DD knows how fortunate she is to have family near to help
her. My family is all far, far away - in Florida - and here I am in
Washington, still scratching my head (one year later) and saying "What
next"? The only rooms I've managed to do are my bedroom, the upstairs
bathroom and the laundry room. I'm mighty dazed and confused sometimes.
When all else fails, I do yard work........
Many blessings to her and her son. There is nothing quite like the magic
of owning one's own "space".

Patti in Seattle

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Old August 7th 05, 05:26 PM
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Sounds good! Good luck to your daughter with her new life in the new
house! I wish my parents were here to help us pack and move! And keep
Sofi out of the way... she tries to help, and puts random things into
the boxes when we are not looking! )

I am looking forward to doing stuff like that in my new place!
Thankfully I also have beautiful original wooden floors from the 50s,
and mine are staying exposed. I looked long and hard for a house wihtout
carpet and I found it, not an inch of it except for the loft above the
garage, but I am changing that ASAP! The only other thing that needs to
be done (besides painting the bedrooms in colours more of our taste) is
replacing the cabinet and paiting the wall behind the mirror in the
bath. Cosmetic really. A good trip to IKEA, Lowe's or Home Depot should
take care of most of what we need. Except I don't have 'skilled' friends
like your daughter.. ours are all science nerds with almost no knowledge
of practical things.. I am an outlayer because of my quilting/crafting
abilities! )

BTW, can you come up with a plan for our moving? I am not sure what to
do and in what order...

AliceW wrote:
Well, we finally spent a full day at the new house doing some prep work for
the DD and DGS to move in.



(...)

I started pulling up the carpeting in the upstairs bedrooms, hallway and
stairs. It exposed wonderful original wood planked floors.


She was getting pretty overwhelmed by the whole process and had no idea
where to start. As a project manager at work, I designed a flexible plan
for her which made sense and let her work on one room at a time.

--
Dr. Quilter
http://community.webshots.com/user/mvignali
(take the dog out for a walk)
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Old August 7th 05, 05:37 PM
AliceW
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The most I can recommend right now is to work from the upper floors down,
and in rooms, work from the ceilings down. Store what you can in either the
basement or garage so clutter of boxes does not present barriers and
improves the flow of "positive chi" as my DD would say.

Paint first, carpet second when at all possible. Remember, take-out food is
your friend. Have soothing music on in the background. Take deep cleansing
breaths throughout the day, and drink a nice glass of chilled wine every
evening! Get a good nights sleep. Rise early, and repeat as often as
needed.

--
Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
http://www.ourcyberfamily.us/
"Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a
grandmother." Edward H. Dreschnack



"DrQuilter" wrote in message
...
: Sounds good! Good luck to your daughter with her new life in the new
: house! I wish my parents were here to help us pack and move! And keep
: Sofi out of the way... she tries to help, and puts random things into
: the boxes when we are not looking! )
:
: I am looking forward to doing stuff like that in my new place!
: Thankfully I also have beautiful original wooden floors from the 50s,
: and mine are staying exposed. I looked long and hard for a house wihtout
: carpet and I found it, not an inch of it except for the loft above the
: garage, but I am changing that ASAP! The only other thing that needs to
: be done (besides painting the bedrooms in colours more of our taste) is
: replacing the cabinet and paiting the wall behind the mirror in the
: bath. Cosmetic really. A good trip to IKEA, Lowe's or Home Depot should
: take care of most of what we need. Except I don't have 'skilled' friends
: like your daughter.. ours are all science nerds with almost no knowledge
: of practical things.. I am an outlayer because of my quilting/crafting
: abilities! )
:
: BTW, can you come up with a plan for our moving? I am not sure what to
: do and in what order...
:
: AliceW wrote:
: Well, we finally spent a full day at the new house doing some prep work
for
: the DD and DGS to move in.
:
:
: (...)
:
: I started pulling up the carpeting in the upstairs bedrooms, hallway and
: stairs. It exposed wonderful original wood planked floors.
:
: She was getting pretty overwhelmed by the whole process and had no idea
: where to start. As a project manager at work, I designed a flexible
plan
: for her which made sense and let her work on one room at a time.
: --
: Dr. Quilter
: http://community.webshots.com/user/mvignali
: (take the dog out for a walk)


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Old August 7th 05, 05:47 PM
Butterfly
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Get Sofi her own box for HER things and every room you move to to pack, take
HER box in there, and keep her focused on it. Works a charm, as we've BTDT
many times all thru the kidlets growing up.

Butterfly (and when they get older--disposable camers really are a godsend)

"AliceW" wrote in message
...
The most I can recommend right now is to work from the upper floors down,
and in rooms, work from the ceilings down. Store what you can in either
the
basement or garage so clutter of boxes does not present barriers and
improves the flow of "positive chi" as my DD would say.

Paint first, carpet second when at all possible. Remember, take-out food
is
your friend. Have soothing music on in the background. Take deep
cleansing
breaths throughout the day, and drink a nice glass of chilled wine every
evening! Get a good nights sleep. Rise early, and repeat as often as
needed.

--
Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
http://www.ourcyberfamily.us/
"Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a
grandmother." Edward H. Dreschnack



"DrQuilter" wrote in message
...
: Sounds good! Good luck to your daughter with her new life in the new
: house! I wish my parents were here to help us pack and move! And keep
: Sofi out of the way... she tries to help, and puts random things into
: the boxes when we are not looking! )
:
: I am looking forward to doing stuff like that in my new place!
: Thankfully I also have beautiful original wooden floors from the 50s,
: and mine are staying exposed. I looked long and hard for a house wihtout
: carpet and I found it, not an inch of it except for the loft above the
: garage, but I am changing that ASAP! The only other thing that needs to
: be done (besides painting the bedrooms in colours more of our taste) is
: replacing the cabinet and paiting the wall behind the mirror in the
: bath. Cosmetic really. A good trip to IKEA, Lowe's or Home Depot should
: take care of most of what we need. Except I don't have 'skilled' friends
: like your daughter.. ours are all science nerds with almost no knowledge
: of practical things.. I am an outlayer because of my quilting/crafting
: abilities! )
:
: BTW, can you come up with a plan for our moving? I am not sure what to
: do and in what order...
:
: AliceW wrote:
: Well, we finally spent a full day at the new house doing some prep
work
for
: the DD and DGS to move in.
:
:
: (...)
:
: I started pulling up the carpeting in the upstairs bedrooms, hallway
and
: stairs. It exposed wonderful original wood planked floors.
:
: She was getting pretty overwhelmed by the whole process and had no
idea
: where to start. As a project manager at work, I designed a flexible
plan
: for her which made sense and let her work on one room at a time.
: --
: Dr. Quilter
: http://community.webshots.com/user/mvignali
: (take the dog out for a walk)




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Old August 7th 05, 06:00 PM
Ginger in CA
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Boxes are your friends. As are felt-tipped markers, a clipboard, strong
tape, OTC painkillers, and lots of water.

Decide on two or three colored markers. Decide to group bedroom and
bathrooms in one color, kitchen in another color, etc. As you pack
boxes, number them in the color for that area. On your clipboard keep a
list of box number and the basic contents. this will help prevent the
hair-pulling and anguish of trying to locate something later that is
imperative to find ) Have two central receiving stations to put all
the boxes when you unload them. If you are using movers or friends, it
goes smoother if they simply stack boxes in one or two spots rather
than trying to figure out exactly where you want the box [yep, they
will put a green tagged box in a yellow tagged room, and you'll hunt
high and low for that green tagged box, convinced it ran away from
you!].

Remember to drink water, lots of it.

Remember the saying "Rome wasn't built in a day" and neither will you
move-in be done in a day. Don't try to do it, don't expect it of
yourself or your family.

Remember to pack a box that will contain your needed bathroom supplies
(TP, soap, toothbrush/paste, etc) for that first night, and keep it
handy. Oh, and include a nightlight in that box.

Hmmm, these are from my many moving experiences - some while moving,
some just expereinces that moved me )

Have a peace-filled/piece-filled day,
Ginger in CA

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Old August 7th 05, 07:39 PM
jeanbaby
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We packed bed linens in our dressers that way we knew exactly where they
were. We also did the colors for boxes and it worked pretty good. We had
movers though and I made a note of outside of boxes on important ones
....open me first....
Jeanbaby

"Ginger in CA" wrote in message
oups.com...
Boxes are your friends. As are felt-tipped markers, a clipboard, strong
tape, OTC painkillers, and lots of water.

Decide on two or three colored markers. Decide to group bedroom and
bathrooms in one color, kitchen in another color, etc. As you pack
boxes, number them in the color for that area. On your clipboard keep a
list of box number and the basic contents. this will help prevent the
hair-pulling and anguish of trying to locate something later that is
imperative to find ) Have two central receiving stations to put all
the boxes when you unload them. If you are using movers or friends, it
goes smoother if they simply stack boxes in one or two spots rather
than trying to figure out exactly where you want the box [yep, they
will put a green tagged box in a yellow tagged room, and you'll hunt
high and low for that green tagged box, convinced it ran away from
you!].

Remember to drink water, lots of it.

Remember the saying "Rome wasn't built in a day" and neither will you
move-in be done in a day. Don't try to do it, don't expect it of
yourself or your family.

Remember to pack a box that will contain your needed bathroom supplies
(TP, soap, toothbrush/paste, etc) for that first night, and keep it
handy. Oh, and include a nightlight in that box.

Hmmm, these are from my many moving experiences - some while moving,
some just expereinces that moved me )

Have a peace-filled/piece-filled day,
Ginger in CA



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Old August 8th 05, 12:14 AM
Carolyn McCarty
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Sounds like a wonderful adventure!!! Congrats to your DD.

--
Carolyn in The Old Pueblo

If it ain't broke, you aren't trying. --Red Green
If it ain't broke, it ain't mine. --Carolyn McCarty

If at first you don't succeed, switch to power tools --Red Green
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer. --Carolyn McCarty

"AliceW" wrote in message
...
Well, we finally spent a full day at the new house doing some prep work
for
the DD and DGS to move in. We have been so busy with DGS first birthday
and
his party that the house had to wait. We had been taking some small
things
over when we went to pick up the mail and such. But yesterday was the
first
full day of labor.

We spent the morning in Lowes (our home away from home) buying new locks
for
the doors, painting supplies, spackle, extension cords, sanding equipment,
lamps, light bulbs, etc.

DH installed the new locks on the front and side doors and fixed the storm
door that was not closing properly. He then installed new outdoor lights
outside the front and rear doors.

I started pulling up the carpeting in the upstairs bedrooms, hallway and
stairs. It exposed wonderful original wood planked floors. The DD is
going
to carpet everything so they will not be refinished. She started
downstairs
pulling nails and screws out of all kinds of places and filling the holes
with spackle. The baby helped by emptying all the bags.

DD has purchased paint for her bedroom and the baby's bedroom. Now that
the
carpet has been removed from her room (the baby's room didn't have any),
the
walls can be prepped and painted. Then carpet can be installed, shades
replaced and curtains hung. Then they will move in. Once that happens,
DD
can work on the downstairs when the baby naps and goes to bed. She wants
to
replace the kitchen cabinets and countertops and install new flooring in
the
kitchen and laundry room. Then her living room and dining room can be
painted and new carpet installed. Then she wants to work on her bathroom,
but that will be last. Most projects can easily be done in a weekend and
she has lots of friends who do carpentry work, plumbing and electrical
work,
so it's just getting some of their free time.

She was getting pretty overwhelmed by the whole process and had no idea
where to start. As a project manager at work, I designed a flexible plan
for her which made sense and let her work on one room at a time. I think
she is now more comfortable with what tasks she has ahead of her. It
certainly won't be done overnight, but at least this way she can move in
and
enjoy her new home with her son and critters. It's going to be a great
place for them!

.....to be continued
--
Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
http://www.ourcyberfamily.us/
"Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a
grandmother." Edward H. Dreschnack






 




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