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We've finished painting all our rooms now, and we have carpet in the living room and tiles in the kitchen. Bam!

Our hallway will make your eyes bleed.

All we really have left to install is the flooring and baseboards, which is a little obnoxious since P has to do a majority of that (would *you* trust me with a circular saw?).

Our cabinets are all pretty, and, more importantly, smooth. It took 3 bouts of sanding and 4 layers of polyurethane to get them to stop feeling like they'll give me splinters when I touch them, but I'm actively happy with how they look. The place really was shit when we got it. Now it is slightly less smelly shit. I mean, really, who puts doors up ( the door to the coat closet) without sanding the edges?! We've replaced most of the broken doorknobs now. Still to come is the broken toilet >_<. (Really, all of the bathroom... the cabinets in there are unbelievably shoddy and ugly. Its clear that the previous owner was a believer of "as little money as possible to keep the rent flowing").

In its defense, once we ripped out the dirty-gray rubber baseboards, the place looked at least 50% better. We'll probably get another major aesthetic improvement by covering the vinyl in the hallway with the underlayment for the wood.

Still, even staying within our 10k repair/furniture/appliance budget, we've managed to do alright. We need to buy a new oven and a microwave, at the very least. We'll probably put in a dishwasher before we sell, but I'm in no hurry. The stove actually works, despite being ancient, so that's on the secondary replacement list. I do want a gas stove, though, so it might drift over into the "Avani impulse buy" list :-P. (I've apparently decided that I cant stand fiberboard for anything weight-bearing... our next move is going to involve lots of heavy heavy things!)

Still to buy / move from Albuquerque: desk, some better form of compact guest bedding, coffee table, dvd-storage with doors (http://www.totallyfurniture.com/sei-ms2349.html), big dresser with mirror or armoire. (we have very very little storage at this place!)

Possibly: Bar, actual dressing table (basically a mirror with a little drawer and an accompanying bench).

Sometimes I wish I was a Sim. They get away with spending all their money on furniture :-)
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From:jeffspender
Date:February 23rd, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
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And they don't have to do job interviews, and they get promotions just by playing chess and being in as good a mood as possible when they go to work.

There is that little problem of touchy bladder control, but I think that'd be a small price to pay.
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From:sithjawa
Date:February 23rd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Though it'd be obnoxious to have that much trouble figuring out how to use the restroom.

At least they always know what's wrong with them. No "waking up on the wrong side of the bed," it's "my social bar and my room bar are too low. Buy me a new couch and call the neighbors over."
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From:avani
Date:February 23rd, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
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I don't know... at some point they just lose it and put dishes all over the floor and pee on them, no matter how many couches they have. :-P
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From:sithjawa
Date:February 24th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
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Or set a cooking fire. To a certain extent, as soon as you buy them a stove they're guaranteed to set a fire. Ungrateful wretches. ;)
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From:avani
Date:February 23rd, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
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I don't think the promotions by being in as good a mood as possible + on time + having the skill set required is really that far removed from reality. People are more likely to make a favorable impression on others when they're in a good mood :-)
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From:porfinn
Date:February 23rd, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Wow! That's very exciting. Good-luck with the rest of it.
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From:avani
Date:February 23rd, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Thanks
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From:avani
Date:February 24th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
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Yes, I do. I'll be back to NM soon, really! :-)
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From:krchicken
Date:February 24th, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)
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that dvd cabinet is gorgeous. i definately think i lucked out on the unit i got, there aren't major repairs that need to be done, which is good as i wasn't going to make any.. if i was allowed to do whatever i wanted i'd probably make hte shower taller and replace hte stove with gas. stupid electric stove keeps tricking me!

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From:amoken
Date:February 26th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Yay! I may drop by next weekend to see people's places. Maybe. :)


would *you* trust me with a circular saw?

I wouldn't trust you with a crochet hook! ;)


Sometimes I wish I was a Sim. They get away with spending all their money on furniture

And all their stuff, even their clothes, lasts forever, except the few appliances which occasionally require repairs.
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From:istgut
Date:February 28th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
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Our hallway will make your eyes bleed.

sooooo not true. it was teh awsum. thank you for showing it to me :)
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