I’ve been fairly quiet on the house front. Things are moving, mistakes have been made, concrete has been poured… It is all going.
We started this process in April, when Dad had surgery, by meeting with friends who are architects. They worked with us coming up with a beautiful plan to create a new room that connected with both levels of our home and then to move the laundry (currently in a bathroom, WTF?) to a section of the garage. Well, the bids started coming in and it was far more $$$ than I had expected. We cut the job back to just the new room and we’ll fix the laundry situation later.
As of now, we have the exterior almost completely done. We have windows in (a fiasco), and we should have the insulation in tomorrow and wallboard done by Friday. The heating and cooling are tied in, but not operational. Lighting is wired except the wall sconces, but again, not operational. Window seat was messed up by 3 people, so it will extend into the room, but I don’t mind. Life will go on.
We’ve been able to work within our budget pretty well, but I just don’t know if it will be done by Thanksgiving. It seems like there is a lot to do, but maybe it will go faster now that they can work on the interior. There is an inspection issue where the town wouldn’t let them insulate until the windows and siding are up. Now that is done (last window went in Friday), I hope we can blaze ahead!
I have photos, but I might wait until we are done with the whole project. I hope it finishes soon. So tired of people working at the house so much!