Mudcat Café message #3998611 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3998611
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
30-Jun-19 - 07:26 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Dusty weekend, but there is light at the end of this crumbling tunnel. A contractor came by today and concurred with the first guy, the ceilings need to be replaced. He has a crew of five (himself included) and they can do it in a day. The catch - he wants me to take down the ceilings and clear out the insulation. I'll save a lot of money on the job by doing that part, so I have heavier air filters and goggles to wear doing the work. Extra heavy duty bags for collecting the insulation, and painter tape and plastic sheeting to put up around the surrounding rooms to keep the dust limited to the work areas. He'll even paint the rooms when he finishes. The hall has wallpaper, so it might be a challenge to take that down in time. Anyone have good tips about taking off wallpaper?

I'm going to have to call the air conditioning guy to replace a vent and the electrician to replace the fan and wired smoke detector.

One more trip this evening to the used book store, then I need to assemble enough boxes to hold the books I'm still going to keep that I haven't moved into the shelves in the front room.

In all of this I've identified a few things that will go on eBay, but they're noted and filed away out of the way for now.