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I touched up paint yesterday.  I feel SO happy now!  Haha, it's the little things.  We finished up a few things and while I'm not completely done decorating the boys' room, I feel like the rest of the house is ready for baby so I guess I'm ready to go!  I feel much more at peace about going into labor soon, if that's when it happens.  Except we're all still a little flu-y.  Yuck.

 

 

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I called Sherwin Williams this morning to order my touch-up paint.  When I got there I noticed that all paint was on sale (3 days only) for 40% off!!  Total win, since the paint is normally $60 a gallon!  I came home and touched up all the walls.  Now the doggy smudge, tiny finger prints and pencil marks are gone!  I love it!  biggrinbounce.gif  (I'm easily amused)

 

I'm really almost done with my nesting projects now.  I will still clean everything like crazy in another week or two, but I'm basically organized and ready to go.  Now we just have to bottle 75 gallons of wine this weekend.   dizzy.gif

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So we have a condo that we've been renting out for years (it was a condo my DH bought before we met - not his brightest move IMO). We JUST had renters vacate (omg the timing!!) and last night went over to clean. I spent 2.5 hrs doing some heavy carpet cleaning. NOT how I want to spend my nesting energy (grumble grumble)
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So we have a condo that we've been renting out for years (it was a condo my DH bought before we met - not his brightest move IMO). We JUST had renters vacate (omg the timing!!) and last night went over to clean. I spent 2.5 hrs doing some heavy carpet cleaning. NOT how I want to spend my nesting energy (grumble grumble)


Ugh. That sucks. We have tenants in our old house. Luckily (or not) it's out of state, so we don't actually have to do the cleaning when it goes empty, but no rent=huge stress! Our house was empty for a few weeks in September. If it had taken any longer to rent, I wouldn't have been able to pay my midwife in time to get her 20% discount. Good luck getting a new tenant in the condo quickly!

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Ugh. That sucks. We have tenants in our old house. Luckily (or not) it's out of state, so we don't actually have to do the cleaning when it goes empty, but no rent=huge stress! Our house was empty for a few weeks in September. If it had taken any longer to rent, I wouldn't have been able to pay my midwife in time to get her 20% discount. Good luck getting a new tenant in the condo quickly!

TY! Yes we need the luck - we have it at a great price for the area just so we can get someone in, but no one is biting. Maybe we need to charge more so people don't think it's a dive?!
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So we have a condo that we've been renting out for years (it was a condo my DH bought before we met - not his brightest move IMO). We JUST had renters vacate (omg the timing!!) and last night went over to clean. I spent 2.5 hrs doing some heavy carpet cleaning. NOT how I want to spend my nesting energy (grumble grumble)


I don't know if I'd mind doing that. Hey, you guys are getting a paycheck by letting someone live in the place. winky.gif

 

AFM- I just finished sewing some large chux pads to my shower curtain liner/sheet combo that I have, so they stay in place while I'm on it and scouring the bathroom again. I was rinsing out the cleaner from the shower with the removable showerhead and I got a lung-full of leftover cleaner that was lingering in the air and now it feels all liquidy when I breath and my throat burns. I know I probably should have been using a "green" cleaner since I'm pregnant, but I wanted to knock out most of the bacteria for when I go into labor. I just feel like crap now, though. Totally killed my nesty mood for today.
 

 

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I don't know if I'd mind doing that. Hey, you guys are getting a paycheck by letting someone live in the place. winky.gif

 

 

 



Yeah, but if it's anything like our rental, the rent doesn't necessarily cover the mortgage/upkeep on the place. In our case, it's better than selling at a loss, and it's only a few dollars from breaking even every month, but for the last two and a half years we paid $90 out of pocket every month to cover the mortgage, and fix everything that breaks on top of that. Not the end of the world, but not fun either.

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I don't know if I'd mind doing that. Hey, you guys are getting a paycheck by letting someone live in the place.


Eh - no. There is still a LOT on the mortgage. So with mortgage/taxes/etc., we actually pay $300/month MORE than what we charge in rent. With the economy the way it is, it's simply not a buyer's market, so we can't sell it. greensad.gif
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Ugh! I'm so sorry. :( That really does suck.

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Good luck with the rental, Code Name Mama! I hope some good tenants come through for you.

 

I have been grumpy lately but I think part of it is that I hadn't been able to get to some of my nesting projects.  I spent all day yesterday scrubbing every surface in the kitchen and for some reason I feel a bit better now.  The other projects on my list are much smaller and more manageable in a couple of hours. I think I was a bit grumbly that I had to ask DH to take the toddler for the day so that I could scrub the fridge, freezer, stove, etc, etc (elbow grease and baking soda! My wrists were shot at the end of the day.). Anyway, kitchen is sparkly and I feel better. Now for the windows...

 

And I am a little frustrated with myself that I can't decide what to do for holiday gifts for my sister and nephews... should really get on it while I have two hands to use! 

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Good luck with the rental, Code Name Mama! I hope some good tenants come through for you.

I have been grumpy lately but I think part of it is that I hadn't been able to get to some of my nesting projects.  I spent all day yesterday scrubbing every surface in the kitchen and for some reason I feel a bit better now.  The other projects on my list are much smaller and more manageable in a couple of hours. I think I was a bit grumbly that I had to ask DH to take the toddler for the day so that I could scrub the fridge, freezer, stove, etc, etc (elbow grease and baking soda! My wrists were shot at the end of the day.). Anyway, kitchen is sparkly and I feel better. Now for the windows...

And I am a little frustrated with myself that I can't decide what to do for holiday gifts for my sister and nephews... should really get on it while I have two hands to use! 

Thank you!

And I'm already stressing about holiday gifts too - it's tough to do the homemade things I usually do with a new baby. We should start an "easy homemade gift ideas" thread wink1.gif
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Thank you!
And I'm already stressing about holiday gifts too - it's tough to do the homemade things I usually do with a new baby. We should start an "easy homemade gift ideas" thread wink1.gif


We should! That would be great. I think I'll be buying gifts this year for the first time in a long time. Though DH is determined to do our usual baked goods for friends and coworkers. 

 

 

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My nesting urge is significantly satisfied because we got a whole new nest ;) (we moved last week)

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Nest urge is annoying when you have a cold and should be resting.  Yesterday I felt like crap, but I still really wanted everything clean. 

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I think I'm all nested out.  I haven't had the urge to clean anything in over a week.  I'm just doing basic maintenance cleaning and yard work now.  It's very odd for me to not be nesty.  It almost feels like I am not pregnant, I just have this huge moving thing stuck to my front.

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I think I'm all nested out.  I haven't had the urge to clean anything in over a week.  I'm just doing basic maintenance cleaning and yard work now.  It's very odd for me to not be nesty.  It almost feels like I am not pregnant, I just have this huge moving thing stuck to my front.



Ditto on both. I do not have the energy, urge, or physical strength to clean anything. I just wiped down the kitchen counters and swept. That is seriously the most I have done in a week. Also, I sometimes feel like my body is done being pregnant, it's just the baby that hasn't caught on. I'm barely swelling anymore, my appetite is diminished, and I'm either staying the same or losing weight each week. 

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Today is "get ready for baby" day.  Literally, just going through all the things we need to do before baby comes, like straightening the house, making sure bags are packed, printing babysitter sheet, doing laundry, etc.  Very last-minute stuff, but I feel like this kid isn't going to be taking his time anymore.  Or maybe he will.  At least we'll be ready!  

The boys' room isn't done yet, but I'm over it.  I'll get it done.  It's impossible to find white blackout curtains, so I'm improvising.  Am I the only person who wants white curtains?!

post #138 of 139

I finally got the baby bag packed!

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After I got some strength back from being sick, I ended up folding a crapton of clothes that were starting to pile up and was a total whirlwind in the kids' bedroom, since it was still trashed from the day my son was here a week ago(visiting with grandma til baby comes). Retackled the bathroom, stopped at the kitchen and stared blankly at the dishes in the sink.....and walked away. LOL