We also got some wood repair putty to try to put the bathroom door together. The wood is rotting away around the doorknob and won't hold it in tightly, so we're trying to restore that. And hang a shelf so we can put clothes somewhere when we're showering. I think I'll let the rental agency fix the garage, though. There's a board dangling over the side door with nails sticking out of it--it could really hurt someone--only the board it's supposed to be nailed to is rotten, so we can't just go up there and fix it ourselves.
Overall the house is smelling better (the dehumidifier downstairs really helps, plus large doses of Kids N Pets upstairs), but we just can't feel at home here. Not when all the window frames are rotten and the floor is unstable and there simply isn't enough room for seven human beings to live in. Also when we're dealing with heat exhaustion on a regular basis. What this house really needs is
I guess the positive thing is that we haven't seen any bugs and that this house doesn't sit over a garter snake nesting ground?? Because that would send me to an asylum.