FIRST LOOK AT HOUSE.
Outside appears decent.
But what's waiting behind that door is pretty upsetting!
DINING ROOM CARPET.
Yes, it's this black in person!
A neighbor informed us she fed her cats hamburgers, bologona, and other meat
right on the carpet.
They also went potty on newspapers... right on the carpet!
This carpet shell-shocked all of us!
Jack looks around in disbelief.
This photo doesn't show the damage well.
The cabinets, flooring, and stove are not salvagable.
Unknown red stuff in the bottom.
A pack of bologna inside waiting to be fed to the kitties.
And, oh, doesn't the floor look lovely?
Another view. Guess you get the picture now.
And this room isn't any better than its cousin.
The only decent spot was under where the couch used to be (on left).
Well, the toilet works...
That's about it.
Wrecked. The burners are unusable because they are caked with about 2-inches of grease and food.
Guess that's why she put foil over them... to remind herself.
Oh... and do NOT look inside the pantry!
Now if I had to live in this house, I'd pick this room.
Very little activity happened here.
Fortunately, the cats all got to stay inside!
FRONT OF HOUSE.
About all this house has got going for itself, at this point, is the roomy corner lot.
We landscaped it ourselves back around 1991 with pear trees, burning bushes, and yews. Not bad.
Will be pretty in the Spring.
RIGHT SIDE YARD OF HOUSE.
Even bigger side yard.
Kids could have fun in this yard.
BACK INSIDE, IN THE HALLWAY.
Thought I'd remind you of the filth again.
Somebody should have bought this lady a mop for Christmas!
CARPET REMOVAL IN BACK BEDROOM.
Jack had the pleasure of removing the carpet.
He had to pause for a moment to catch his breath!
CARPET PADDING IN MASTER BEDROOM
How does one get so many stains like this in a house?
You can only spill a cup of coffee so often... make that a "pot" of coffee!
Where's a forensic scientist when you need one!
Lovely view of what we found behind and under the kitchen sink. YUCK.
LIVING ROOM & DINING ROOM.
Good news: the nasty carpet and pad are long gone.
Bad news: there were more surprises below!
Just in case the last pic wasn't gross enough,
here's a closeup of the dining room floor.
The cabinets, stove, fridge, and four layers of flooring removed.
This had to be completely taken out.
The wood was soggy and warped from cat pee!
Nasty original stairwell filled with cat hair and pee!
Down in the hole.
Jay's Dad helps build a nice, new one.
A view from above.
And Jay P helps, too.
Jay, Grandpa, & Jay P work hard building nice-smelling steps out of fresh lumber!
A beautiful day to build the stairs.
Damage to deck after tenant layed a piece of plywood down
to serve as a roof for cats living beneath!
Yard greening up and plants blooming (April 15).
After ripping the damaged boards off the deck
we found yet more surprises... tons of cat turds!
Will it ever end?
Jay's Dad helps install a steel patio door. Looks lovely.
All the ductwork in the house had to be ripped down as
it smelled awful and was coated with cat hair.
Here's a closeup of the goodies we found inside the ductwork.
See the cat hair blowing in the wind at the bottom of the tube?
View from kitchen into dining room.
View from living room into dining room.
Jay and Jay P puting down tile in hallway.
NEW KITCHEN WINDOW
NEW FURNACE AND DUCTWORK
Jay P doing some Caulking
June 21, 2006
Jay & his Dad putting up the first cabinet.
Kitchen Cabinets Installed
(waiting for countertops)
June 21, 2006
Ready to sell!
August 16, 2006