A sweet woman at church came months ago to plant some bulbs in the backyard. One day we'll have nothing else going on and can tend to the yard...
|My amazing handyman hubby|
But right now, we're tending to all things unseen.
Heating and air conditioning.
Oh framing. I think we've been framing for over 6 months now...
There's just a TON of work to be done
before any walls go up.
Work that you take for granted in a finished house
when you can flush a toilet
or turn on a light switch
or not have your ceiling cave in on you.
(that's always a nice feature)
It's work that's hidden behind your walls,
and will remain unseen.
But boy, if it's wrong, you'll know it.
So it probably doesn't look like too much has changed.
(I have to tell myself as I watch all the money drain out of my bank account that it has.)
|framing and more framing|
We got our fridge!
We had the wall custom built to recess the fridge to be in line with the countertops (you can see the green tape line on the floor). This will save us space, we didn't have to spend a billion dollars to get a countertop depth fridge, and we still have all the room of a standard-sized fridge.
Here's a sneak peek at the cabinet layout of the kitchen. (minus the cool custom hood I'm going to build above the stove)
I can't wait to see this view in REAL LIFE.
And speaking of views, I can't wait to see THIS view of the river as I'm soaking in my jetted tub. (which we found new off of craigslist- yay!)
|Restored original brick fireplace in front room|
The exciting news is we have now passed the BIG inspection on all things unseen (HVAC, plumbing, framing, and electrical), and it's on to insulation! (also unseen, but also very important!)
Which sounds great and exciting, until you have to go and pick up a gazillion bags of the stuff...
I seriously hit my low at Lowe's. Now we call it "Slowe's." I used to like the place. But what I thought would be a 30 minute errand turned into a 3 HOUR+ ordeal just to pick up an online order because they couldn't figure out their new system and slipped up with a TON of miscommunication. I lost all patience at the very end when the security guard wouldn't let us leave with all of the insulation and my son was screaming bloody murder because he was hungry and tired because WE DIDN'T HAVE A PRINTED TICKET (that the front desk couldn't print for us, of course, because they couldn't figure out their new system).
Uggghhhh.... you get the picture, right? Misery.
It's pretty tedious with all of the cuts, but here's what a finished wall looks like.
And once we finish and pass inspection for insulation, guess what's next?
So if anyone wants to come over and learn the skill of insulating, you are more than welcome!!
to be continued...