I wish I had some new photos to post, but the husband has been bogarting the camera (grrr).
But the good news is, we’re close to finished! We’re giving our 30 day notice to our landlord on May 1st, and we should be in well before June if all goes well with our final inspection. The electrician and the plumber are both in right now tightening up all the loose ends, so tonight when I go up to work on cleaning up the window frames, there will be working toilets and light switches just like a fully functioning house. The concrete floor in the great room has been poured, although it still needs to be sealed. They scored in a large diamond pattern, so it looks like enormous concrete tiles. All of our shiny new appliances have been delivered and are awaiting installation. I honestly have no idea how we’re going to get the washer and dryer downstairs into the laundry room, but since I’m a girl… I can continue to wonder these things without actually having to claim any responsibility for the execution. It’s a wonderful thing, really.
The roof is finally finished, the driveway has been poured, as have the entryway steps and the concrete flowerbeds. The front door has been framed in and hung, but we still need to stain the framing before the glass surround can be installed. Taylor finished installing the rails he built on the third deck, so now he just needs hand rails for the inside staircase and for the two sets of exterior stairs and he should be done welding for a while. All the floor is now installed, with the exception of the carpet which should go in next week. The baseboards are in, the doors are hung, all the cabinets are installed in all the bathrooms along with their tile back splashes… it actually looks like a real house. Except that it’s a mess. Dust and construction stuff everywhere, bottles and cups and wrappers from the contractors’ lunches, leftover boards and nails and painting tape… I spent half a day cleaning up one afternoon, and the next afternoon, the mess was back with a vengeance, so I’ve stopped trying for now. Better to rent a huge dumpster when the time comes, I guess, and discard of everything at once.
I am so excited to move in, but it certainly does not feel “real” yet. It’s more than I ever expected, really… I think it’ll sink in a bit when I wake up in my new bedroom, practice yoga in my new yoga room, and then later cook dinner in my new kitchen. ON A GAS STOVETOP.