Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New House Countdown:8 Days To Go


Hey everybody! Can you believe it? 8 MORE DAYS!! The realtor told Mom and Dad, if they want, they could close on this coming Tuesday! You know what Mom and Dad said? NO!!! Can you believe that?!?! What were they thinking? It had something to do with taking off work and blah, blah, blah! Oh well.
Okay, today I'm going to explain why Mom was so itchy and miserable. This is what our house used to look like. Cute huh?

Well, the lady buying the house is getting an FHA loan which is a government type of loan which means they're kind of picky about certain things. When Mom heard she was doing an FHA loan, she knew the paint on the outside of the house was going to be a problem because it's pealing. When Mom's parents bought a house using FHA, the owners had to fix a hole in a closet so Mom was worried and sure enough, the paint had to be scraped and repainted. Mom and Dad were nice and let the lady buying the house choose the paint color and she chose yellow. Here's a picture of what it looks like now! This is where you need your sunglasses!!

Mom and Dad hate the color. Dad said it doesn't feel like their house anymore because it's yellow. Dad played "Hide A Post-It Note" and Mom still hasn't found it. Well, Sunday Mom and Dad painted the entire house and 2 sides of the garage. It was way hot and the paint sprayer kept having issues because the paint kept drying so fast because of the heat. As soon as it hit their skin, it would dry. When Mom went to take a shower that night she got really itchy and broke out on her knees and her back. Mom took some Benadryl allergy medicine which knocks her out big time. The next morning the bumps were gone, but her hands itched really really bad and they still smelled like paint which meant her hands had absorbed the paint. When Mom was younger, she found out that she couldn't use yellow soaps and shampoos and the only ingredient different in them was a Yellow dye. Mom never had any trouble with paints and glazes in art school, but she is having major trouble with this house paint so they must use a similar dye in the house paint that they don't use in ceramic glazes or oil and acrylic art paints. A lady gave Mom a couple allergy pills that made her feel lots better and didn't knock her out. They were yellow, but they must use the good yellow dye in the pills. Mom's grandma has some trouble with dyes in fabrics so Mom is guessing weird dye allergies is a genetic thing from her mother's side of the family.
Thankfully, we will only be staying in the ugly yellow house for a few more nights. Dad is going to finish painting the last 2 sides of the garage tonight. I'll stay inside with Mom. I kind of helped with the painting again and instead of being called "Skunk Tail," I now am called "Bumblebee Tail." I guess that's better. Of course I wouldn't pose for a picture. I am one of Stormy's best students in her class on how NOT to cooperate for pictures. (I can't get blogger to do links. I'm sure you all know Stormy of the Army of Four and know how to get to their site, if not I have a link to their blog in my link list. Sorry guys!!)
That's the story of my poor Mom and the ugly yellow house. The buyer is going to do a white trim and hopfully it will look better then. One of my Mom's friends messenged Mom the other day on the computer and before she said hi or hey or anything like that she said "All I can say is EW!!" Mom knew right away what she was talking about. the friend drives by our house every day to get home and to get to work so Mom kne she'd be one of the first ones to say something about the color.
I'm off to take another nap under the swamp cooler vent in the living room. I'm really getting tired of this stupid heat. Mom says I'm going to love the new house when it gets this hot. She said my house has something in common with the Army of Four's house (once again, sorry I can't link to you guys!!). I don't understand, but I'll guess I'll find out soon. I can't wait to do my post about my new house!!!!!!!!


Peanut said...

sorry about your mom's itchies. My mom likes the color of the yellow house. What does that say about her?


The Daily Echo said...

A lemon house!! Woo - that's .....ummmm....errrr.... different. We sure hope Mom's itchies went away.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

It is definitely yellow.. We are so sorry that Mom is feeling so bad but just think next Thursday more fun will begin and she won't have to think about the yellow house..
We are hoping that Callie can come home on Friday.. Keep your paws crossed..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're sorry your mom got the itchies! Our mom likes the yellow house! She says she can picture lots of flowers in the yard!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Saint Lover said...

whoaaaa nelly! That yellow is ummmm BRIGHT! well, as long as she signs the dotted line it doesnt matter what color it is :)

Joe Stains said...

wooaaah BRIGHT indeed. My aunt would love it because she loves yellow, but not us!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kaos!
Glad those pills helped you mom with her itches!
Amarillote! (which means... big yellow!)
What color is your new house?
Kisses and hugs

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Kaos,
Check out my blog. I have nmominated you for an award!!Thanks for the sunglass warning, I can see why we needed that!! Don't worry, I am sure your new place will be a zillion times better.. hope your mom's itchys go away soon (otherwise you can recommend and e-collar.. that's what I get when I have my itchys).. hehehe

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

HA ROOO! The post it note game is FUNNY!

Petra said...

Yes, the house is YELLOW! Your mom and dad have done so much work on this house; I'll bet you'll be glad when you're in your new one and things start to settle down.

I'm so glad your mom is feeling better and the itchies are gone.

8 days to go --- woo!

Nanette said...

Hi Lady Kaos,

I think it is kind of wierd and scary that the same sort of yellow dyes found in house paint can also be found in shampoos and soaps...

Maybe the house will look better with white trim and red flowers? Or least you are moving far away from it...your mom's poor friend will still have to drive past it every night.

Stella says we could paint our house that colour if we hated our neighbours. That'd show 'em! Really, though, Stella is just saying that because she wants an excuse to paint a house yellow, it is a very cheerful colour!

Tatum Tot said...

Oh my that is very yellow indeed! Too funny about the Post It Note that made my Mum laugh when she read it!