Saturday, September 13, 2008

New neighbors . . .

We have new neighbors.  My wonderful renters moved today to Pittsburgh for a new job.  I am happy for them, but they will be missed.  I was fretting all day about getting into the house because my new renters need to be in by tomorrow.  The current renters were super slow and I didn't get in until 8:00 tonight.  

The new renters called and asked if they could help clean and move some stuff in tonight.  I was so pleasantly surprised when I walked into the house.  Everything was frickin' immaculate.  They had patched holes, touched up the walls, scrubbed the fridge and mopped everything.  I had so very little to do.   I thought for sure I would be up all night cleaning and painting, but I was only over there about an hour and a half.  In that time I moved the kitchen pantry, laid carpet in the front 2 rooms, swept out the window sills and re-mopped all the floors just 'cause. 

I took the week off work because I thought I would have more time to do what needed to be done before the new renters moved in.  But when this family wanted it and they needed to be in by Sunday I jumped at the chance.  This week I want to replace the bathroom floor and put in a new sink and vanity.  I also need to repaint the foyer, I didn't want to do it tonight since they were moving stuff in.  They are cool with me coming in while they are at work so it works all the way around.

The best part about this family is they have GIRLS.  McCartney is beside herself because the 5 year old was in her PreK class this summer and they are good buddies.  Right now our old friends are probably half way across Ohio.  We will miss them, but wish them well.

4 comments:

Jo said...

What awesome renters! Love knowing not everyone is a jerk about stuff like that. And you dear, you are a such a handy woman! I am impressed by your skillz. You might think of going into the handy woman business. You will make more than you do now, I promise!

Sheri said...

I often think my kids will have gender issues, my hubby does all the dishes and the housework (since he is a stay at home daddy) and I do al the fix-it work. lol

Sheri said...

But, I suppose if I raise a son to do all the housework I will have a happy daughter in law!

Marla said...

Lucky! Have a good week off getting everything done over there. Sounds like you will be busy!