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Ninety degrees and Saturday -- no excuses!

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It's the weekend, and it's stinking hot out, but I felt the pressure and I couldn't let the day slip by without making some sort of progress at the house. My family had plans for their day and clearly the MNH crew was off duty over the weekend, but thankfully a friend and neighbor was willing to come and help me out. Together, we were able to haul all of the old cabinets and other piles of stuff out to the shed. It only took about twenty minutes and, though I was literally dripping with sweat after, it felt so good to get that done! So good to have friends who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves... even on a Saturday.

After the grunt work was done I swept the floors and wiped down all the trim, removing the layers of dust, to prepare the trim for primer. I intended to prime all of the base boards but only got the front door done. My little brother showed up when I was about done and pulled nails out of the trim and spackled holes in the walls. So glad he was willing to take an hour out of his day to help me. Three more days til deadline. The MNH crew will be back at it tomorrow. I can't wait to move into this little place!


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