We're having lots of fun deciding on paint colors and room lay outs and stuff. Imagining the end product is what is sustaining me on these long stinky days of scrubbing, and there are sure to be many long days to come. Today we're taking a day off of the new house to let ourselves recover. My throat is feeling pretty rough. We used face masks for all of the obvious tasks, but you still breath in a lot of shit, and the smell and taste of rodent shit, dust, mold, old wood and simple green lingers long after.
Here's a list of all the fun things we've found in the trailer so far:
empty natural light case and cheap cheap liquor bottles,
dog food and rat bait crammed into a cup like light fixture, which has inspired a new flavor of trail mix,
bright bubblegum pink carpet in the bathroom... whoa,
a complete fondue set still in the box in plastic,
taped up brass knuckles hidden on top of the built in bookshelves near the ceiling, now that's something you don't find everyday,
an entire dead mouse family resting atop a bed of burned brownies, or so Billy described in between gagging and puking noises,
the wood paneled support beams across the ceiling in the living room are not actually support beams, they're decoratively nailed to the inside walls over the lovely cheap motel room floral wallpaper trim hmmm...,
multiple shades of pink brand new mini blinds to match the modeled brown shag carpet,
and solid wood in many places we expected to find particle board.
Pictures coming soon.