So, there’s this blog out there called ‘Unfuck Your Habitat’, designed to get you off your ass and cleaning your house by being… well, to be frank, mildly abusive.
In short, they verbally will kick your flank up the stairs, into the attic, out the window onto the lawn, back into the house, and down into the basement before letting up, if that’s what it takes to clean up.
What’s this got to do with lil’ ol’ Noble Cause, you might ask? Well, to get into some RL details, I live in a house with a roommate who’s a bit of a mad scientist. The man makes lasers for FUN and got me into flying RC helicopters. So there’s that. As a result of this, we have accumulated a LOT of shit over the five years we’ve lived here. Old computer cases (with parts), helicopters, planes, laser bits, the CNC machine my roomie built… you name it, it’s around here SOMEWHERE.
Here’s the problem. This house is on the order of 120 years old. It’s New York, so that means wet, and snow, as well as high winds and blazing sun. This place hasn’t really been taken care of before we moved in. Paint from the 40’s, electrical wiring from the 30’s (in the attic, two inches above the insulation. And did I mention they were live wires?). There’s a slant to the entire foundation that we need to jack up the house for in the dug out pit of blue stone that we call our basement. It’s a LOT of work.
To get to the point, I’m going to walk around with the camera this weekend and take photos. My plan? unfucking the kitchen, the rest of the living room, the laundry room (and the laundry, by proxy), and the master bedroom. While I’m at it, I’m going to be cataloging the extent of the work that needs doing to the house, since Great Stuff only goes so far, and see if anybody’s got any tips. The mold on the grout around the bathtub, for starters. Tilex doesn’t even TOUCH that shit…
Celestia and Luna help me, what have I gotten myself into?
go-vrrr, my dear, beloved sister, this is all YOUR DAMN FAULT! *shakes angry hoof*