Time Shortage

No time to write these days.  Today I’m posting emails I’ve sent to my Aunt Bonnie in the last few days to get her updated, so maybe this will give you some idea what I’m up to.  More later…

—– Original Message —–

From: Megan

To: Aunt Bonnie

Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 10:32 AM

Subject: Update

Hey AB-

Not much to report, but I do want to get on your calendar for a fun fix-up day.  There’s so much to do that I’m not sure of the order or how it’s all going to come together.  Washington Gas is coming on Friday, May 14th in the afternoon, so I’ll be home cleaning and such.  Maybe we want to go to the Community Forklift place that morning?  As long as I’m back by noon for the Gas folks.  Do you want to play that day?

I’m still aiming for a day during the week of the 17-20th to move.  Generally the plan is to take this weekend to get crap out of the house and to Goodwill or trash and organize, next weekend is packing, the next few weekends are house stuff and unpacking.  Easy enough, right?!?

Also, I was wondering if I could borrow some tools until the end of the month.  Specifically, I’m looking for a ladder, some hand held stuff like a cordless drill (mine is old and plug in)…I’ll come up with a better list than this.

The work move went really well and now I feel so organized.  Plus my new office is much quieter since I’m not near the kitchen and I’ve been wonderfully productive.  And the window to Connecticut Avenue isn’t so bad either!  Very happy here.

That’s all.  Hopefully Jean (my former landlord and GC) will come by late this week to give me some estimates.  I’m working on getting an electrician in, too.  Whew!

Love you,


—– Original Message —–

From: Megan

To: Aunt Bonnie

Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 11:12 AM

Subject: RE: Update

Well, I think I’ve convinced my parents to come up Memorial Day weekend – Corey will be gone, my stuff will be in and they can stay with me.  I’ll be too worried about the move if they come the 14th, so I nixed that.

As for the shopping, I figure I can look for bathroom stuff because that needs to be mostly done before I move in.  I need tiles, sink, sink cabinet and a light fixture.  And since the bathroom floor is getting done before we move, then those items must be purchased sooner rather than later.  Everything else I’ll wait for.  I really don’t NEED anything else until after moving in anyway.

Washington Gas is coming out to turn on the gas.  I’m getting an estimate from Jean about the bathroom floor, dryer vents/bathroom vent, installing a dishwasher, sealing the basement door at the floor and a few other little things.

As for the floor in the basement, turns out it’s vinyl.  It’s the weirdest thing, but it’s certainly some sort of plastic.  I’ll have Jean look at that too, but I’m pretty certain a hardwood floor guy is not what I need for the basement!

It is okay if you cannot help any of those weekends…there will be plenty more where they came from!!  Lots of projects for later that are not a priority, but tons of fun!


—– Original Message —–

From: Megan

To: Aunt Bonnie

Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 10:41 AM

Subject: RE: Update

Yeah, the floor is really weird once we had a chance to look at it.  It was peeling in the corner of the closet, which is how we found out.

I have a drill, it’s just older than me and not cordless.  It works just fine.  Oh, and Paul and I have traded several emails – he’s going to loan me his tiling materials!!  I’m very excited.  That was the one reason I didn’t want to do it myself was the cost of the materials and storing them somewhere.  But he has everything and will be loaning them to me, and I’ll pick them up next weekend on the 15th (if that is good for him).  So, I’ll probably be tiling that day.  But there are other days to play once the house gets moved.  That’s my main priority at this point, after finishing the bath floor joist.  I’ve confirmed the moving date for Tuesday, May 18th.

Whew, much more to do…

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