And then got into a massive paint fight (for the record, Amanda fights dirty and does not honor truces):
Amanda gets to some of the higher spots in our kitchen in a very inventive way:
Phew! Time for a break! Amanda (nice hair!), Rachel and Dalice relax with some brews:
Deb came up with a very clever way to get all of those high corners (yes, that is a paint brush taped to a broom handle):
McKenna's graffiti (with Rachel's addition):
Pizza break! Amanda and I try to relax with some pepperoni and beer:
Group painting! Dalice, Rachel and McKenna get cozy:
Melanie demonstrates her man sweatpants and the sexy belly they give her:
Deb and I retired very late last night, exhausted and covered with paint. We slept for a few hours and then got up this morning to finish cleaning up and to turn in our keys.
Goodbye, bedroom. I won't miss you at all. Especially not on Friday and Saturday nights, when the bars emptied out right below our bedroom window. I've never heard so much fighting and screaming and breaking things before in my life. We had to call the police at least once a month to break up the massive drunken brawls.
Goodbye, deck. I will miss you. You are large and beautiful and it was so lovely to have so much space for my garden and my clothesline. Not to mention all of the rocking barbeques and parties we had out here... But then again, the boards on the deck are almost completely rotted and the railings are falling off. So maybe it's better that we are leaving now, before anyone gets hurt...
Goodbye, massive living room. You were a great space for parties, but too large and too awkward for day-to-day living. Oh, and what's that on the floor, you ask? Why that's the ceiling fan that our landlord Vinny dropped off over a year ago, to replace the fan above it. He never replaced it, and denied dropping off the new fan when we asked him about it. We've kept it here for him. We left it in the middle of the living room floor. It was the only thing we left in the apartment. Screw you, Vinny.
Goodbye, kitchen. I won't miss you, with your slant-y floors and your weird corners I could never get clean. Seriously, check out how slanted everything is:
AJ took this picture of us. We're holding today's newspaper so everyone can see that we did indeed clean and leave the house in good condition today, March 31st.
So it ends. It's a huge weight off of our shoulders, to say the very least. Now we can concentrate on settling in to our new place and enjoying our Mondays again.