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The boyfriend and I bought a house. We got it for a steal by Oregon standards these days! It's generally move-in ready, but we wanted to do some minor renovations before we move in, like painting and carpets. I knew if we waited to do these things, we would never do them. And one of the rooms is avocado green. That had to change! We worked on it all day yesterday and we both kept finding more things that need fixing. I'm calling it "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie syndrome." (I'm referencing a kids' book of the same title. Highly recommend.) We're trying to keep our enthusiasm to renovate reasonable since we're on a bit of a budget. It's hard though, because once you see something, it's impossible to un-see it! We find ourselves ranting about the previous owners. They clearly didn't know how to use masking tape properly when painting. Or they used a cheap brand (Frog tape is the best!). They also seemed to like putting nails and screws in random and ridiculous places (like door frames!). Oh, and just about every screw we've had to remove is completely stripped. Somebody didn't know how to use a screw driver or drill. We had to yank a few out of the wall and then patch because there was no way the screw driver could ever bite in. Fun, fun, fun! At least my arms are getting a workout from painting!