All the ordered appliances have arrived- kitchen stuff, washer and dryer (I spend half as much on the stove as budgeted, so sprung for new ones), toilets and sinks. The drywall was put up this week, and the guy will return next week to sand it (after the mud dries). I decided to go with … Continue reading Every Outfit Needs Jewelry
The front of the house is painted so now you can see what it’s kinda going to look like…only the porch isn’t in yet. I think he’s waiting for all the tromping in and out from workers to stop, and for the wood to dry out enough to not warp once it’s down. He’s using … Continue reading Insulation and paint
I was in Alabama this past weekend, dealing with the little stuff, of the sort that really isn’t so little, it just looks that way. Not much has visibly changed with the house. the electrician and plumber are there, putting in the wars (that’s wires in Southern) and pipes (that’s plumbing in Southern). #3 and … Continue reading details details
Every time i look at pictures of this house my mind boggles a bit. It’s my house. Mine. I’m going to live in it. With my dogs and my furniture and my ideas about what it looks like and where to put the sofa and what kind of light to hang in the bathrooms. That’s … Continue reading Wrapping my mind around it.
Ok. So after drawing out the kitchen to (however you call it…)scale (that’s it!) on a piece of graph paper, adding in the appliances, it has been determined that normal commercially made cabinets just won’t work. Custom ones are called for. However, I am not going to go to a professional cabinet maker because really … Continue reading Kitchen
Ok. So Dad called me with news that the electrician was fixing to start the wiring in, and he needed to know EXACTLY where the appliances were, how high was the backsplash, how the cabinets were being laid out, all that detaily stuff that was always Himself’s territory. I was the one in charge of … Continue reading Interiors
I’m sitting here at the dining table, looking out the back doors and a wind picking up and also a rain, because a hurricane is trying to happen. Hurricane Matthew, precisely. Several of my people are out trying to convince other people to come to this house, which is brick, and board games. They left … Continue reading It’s getting more finisheder!