Zoo and Crack

First off – the Zoo was very fun. The kids had a really good time and the highlight of the trip was the “Skyride”. We took the double-decker bus ride around the Zoo – that was fun, mostly for Foster who was tall enough to see things. I sat with Logan and Laura had Seth and Foster. Logan was most interested in the little girl across the aisle and the tractors…yeah; nothing says San Diego Zoo like a tractor. Anyway, it was a fun day; we were all quite tired by the end of the day. I particularly enjoyed the apes, monkeys, etc.; maybe they remind me of my own kids? Hmmmmmmm.


No, not the drug.

Our slab/foundation.


Fun times.

Turns out that the ridge in the carpet in the hallway wasn’t really “bunched up carpet padding” like we had hoped (I think we were in denial). Turned out to be a sizable crack that ran the length of the hallway and thru Logan and Seth’s room – it seemed to follow a path that led to a tree outside. Bye-bye tree. :-(

So, yesterday, our condo. association came in and fixed the crack. They completed the project in one day. The carpet had to be pulled back and stay that way for at least a day. That meant that Logan and Seth got to have a sleep-over in Foster’s room. That was fun for the first 25 minutes – then the noise-level increased and my tolerance decreased. With the recent time-change (don’t get me started), I’ve felt “off” and the kids seemed to be a bit off as well. We certainly haven’t adjusted quite yet.

Anyway, the pictures below look worse than it is. The first one (of the hallway) looks terrible, as if there was ugly mold or something – it’s really just some glue and leftover padding and hallway lighting. The picture below that is the twins’ room. Then the last one is the infamous “sleep-over”.

So, we had taken the house off the market when this all began. Now we’ve decided to get new carpet in the living room and the hallway (the bedrooms really aren’t that bad) because, well you do the math – 10 year-old carpet + 3 kids + 2 adults = ick. We really needed new carpet. I’d prefer wood/laminate but since we’re still proceeding to put the house on the market again, I’d prefer NOT to invest a huge chunk of cash into something that we’d probably not realize in the end. Therefore, I’ll now be able to enjoy fresh, new, CLEAN carpet for a while. Guess that’s the good news on that. New carpet should go in in a few weeks. Then the house goes back on the market. I hope that with the new carpet (and better vibes from the floor) – we’ll sell quickly. It’s funny, it seems that every time we turn around, houses are being foreclosed – people are being forced to down-size. We want/need the opposite. We need to up-size (is that a word?) and luckily have no issues with not affording our home. I just wish we could snap up a few of those great homes we keep seeing for sale. Yes, this is truly a buyer’s market, but when you have to sell first in order to buy, it just kind of cancels each other out.

Wish us luck!


Sonya said...

Good luck to you!

I'm glad that the recent project wasn't all that bad. It doesn't sound fun to me!

Casey said...

Good luck! I hope it sells quickly and that you are in a new, bigger house soon.