Monday, June 3, 2013

Back in the Saddle Again

Its been a while. Or a little more than that, but we've been busy bees around here. Since my hair cut post 3 months ago, we have been up to some pretty fantastic stuff.

First off, let me re-introduce myself. By night, I'm Meg, but by day, I'm ...


Look! I'm professional! 

That's right, I finally got my real estate license in April and am now an active agent with Prudential, Fox & Roach, Realtors! Its been great so far and I'm pretty excited by my new career. 

To step up the professionalism a bit, I've been slowly converting myself over to a PA resident. Finally, I got a new Driver's License, a new PA phone number, and, what's that Bob?.....


Yes, Obi Wan is retired. He's become one with the force. And I've grown up and have a real deal, working vehicle! Its a new Hyundai Tucson and its like twice the size of any car I've ever driven. Which is good because.... 

We are moving! Into a house we bought! WHAAAAAA???!?!?!

Yeah, we won the Showcase. 

We started looking at the beginning of this year and after about 15 homes, we stumbled upon a fixer-upper in Wayne. 

This one to be exact. 

And oh boy, is it a fixer upper. Almost 3,000 sq ft of it. 

Its a beautiful home with 40 years of dirt and disrepair covering it. Not to mention about 100 patterns and carpets from the 70's. 

Yep. She's a beaut. 

The good news is within the last two weeks, we have had the force of the McEwan clan to take on this beautiful beast. We've been ripping out carpet left and right and removing every piece of wallpaper we can find. 

I plan on giving some good before's and after's of what we have so far later this week, but here's a few pics of what it looks like sans crazy furniture. 

Mmm... orange carpet. 

Mmm... pink, asbestos tile... 

The only bedroom without wallpaper. These people were wallpaper nuts. 

Our glorious master

A few less patterns in the "blue room", but still a little pattern crazy (and that's coming from someone who has like 12 patterns in her bedroom right now)

The famous colored baths of the 50's and 60's. We have all three colors. Woot! 

Yeah, that's white shag carpet up there in the 4th bedroom. It doesn't smell nice. 

So now that you have toured our gross home, you'll be as happy as we are when you see the "so-fars" I'll post shortly. Thank God for the McEwan Clan! Without them coming in, we'd still have half a home full of stinky carpet and patterned paper. 

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