Side note: Was I the only kid who had trouble with spelling the word surprise? I think I failed that spelling test…and was scarred for life…so now I always spell it correctly.
We knew that once we got renovations started, we would find surprises along the way. HGTV did a good job of preparing us for that. It took a total of two days for us to get the courage (and masks from Ace Hardware!) to remove the suspicious blue rug in the back bedroom.
And there they were: Two terribly ugly, discolored stains on the otherwise beautiful hardwood floors underneath. GAH! It was the only rug/carpet left in the whole house-we knew they were hiding something!
Josh went at the stains with a mop, scrubbing for about thirty minutes and got some of the surrounding not completely sunk in yet grime, but overall-not a huge deal. We are planning on refinishing them at some point, but for now, an area rug will work. It definitely won’t be the blue rug – that thing went straight to the street for trash pickup next Monday.
We are thankful that our first surprise wasn’t anything super major! Phew.
On another note, Josh met with our first of three AC specialists to get quotes on an energy efficient system to replace the system that was installed in 1970 and can blow air but can’t blow COOL air. Not very efficient. Isn’t she a beaut? I definitely won’t cry when she is taken away and replaced with a new one!
I am curious: What was your first surprise when you bought a house? Was it something major or something minor?