Fall has come pretty quickly, and that means that all of the scary creatures and critters are coming inside to get warmth and a meal. I’ve already had to deal with flies during the summer, but now I have to deal with the spiders. People always tell me that spiders are good because they get rid of pests, but they haven’t been doing much of that in my home, because I’ve seen plenty of them sneaking around in my garage and in my home. I looked for an exterminator in NYC because the spiders and the other pests all needed to go.
Once I found an exterminator, I put in a desparte plea that he come to my home and get rid of these crawling creatuers before I lose my mind. The exterminator came over the next day and started spraying around the home and in the crevices and cracks inside the home. He put down some bait that the creatures would eat. Continue reading “The Death of the Bugs” →
I have always wanted an older house because of the character they have. I love some of the old architectural details in something that was built 50 years ago, compared to now. So, I decided to buy a 1950s house. I thought a lot of the work would be easy, but I found quickly that I’m not so good at some very basic things. For example, I needed to hire a painter in Bergen County NJ because I could not even seem to do a good job with painting.
I had a chance to look over some of the things that needed to be done when I did a “walk-through” with my real estate agent. I frantically scribbled down some of the things I wanted to carry out myself. I also wrote down things that I knew that I would need help with from someone who knows what they are doing. I had no idea that painting would fall into the latter group.
After picking out the colors that I wanted to use, I got to work. My painting lines were not clean. There is a lot of caulking around my shower and tub unit in the bathroom. I found that I had to paint the caulk, but it looked horrible afterward. It made it look like a room in a cheap hotel. I also struggled with getting a clean line where each of the four walls met the ceiling. Next, I tried to tackle the bathroom door, and you could see brush strokes all over the door. My old doors suddenly looked very cheap.
I immediately called in a pro painter to talk price. With it being as affordable as it is, I hired him immediately. It took me 2 days to cause the mess that I did on one small room. Yet he had two rooms done in a matter of one day.