Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Things are coming along. Tomorrow is the last day to get things in order before moving out there. The drywall and mudding/taping is done (Thank you, Art!) in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and pantry downstairs, and it looks wonderful! Those walls are primed and ready for paint, and two of the bedrooms upstairs are already painted. The wood floors still need to be sanded and finished, but that might have to wait until we move in. We still have to install kitchen cabinets and sink, as well as bathroom fixtures. I *think* we're going to make it! It's hard to believe that in just five short (okay, long) weeks the place has been gutted, re-wired, re-plumbed, re-vented, and drywalled. We could not have done it without our friends and church family.

I have seen the inside of Lowe's, Home Depot, and Menard's more times in the last few weeks than anyone should have to see in their lifetime (although Winn would argue that this is not possible). I can tell you where almost any product in all three stores is located. At first it was fun, but now it's just plain annoying. Today's purchases included a faucet for the kitchen sink, 5 gallons of primer, more roller covers for paint sticks, and fence wire. Tomorrow's list has already been started, and on it you'll find more roller covers for paint sticks; paint for the living room, bathroom, and kitchen walls; trim pieces for 18 recessed lights; one dimmer switch; microwave...and I'm sure there will be more added to it by morning. Speaking of morning, it is fast approaching, so I'd better hit the sack! Poor Winn is not even home from the farm yet.


Andrea S. said...

I hope you've been taking before & after pictures. I can't wait to see how it looks! I guess in a few months you'll be able to look back and *maybe* think all this work is worth it...because you can enjoy living there and not be living in a total state of constant construction.

miranda said...

Just checking up on how things are going. I am assuming that you are in your new place, I can't wait to hear how many adventures you have had so far.