Mark finally finished stapling up the last of the insulation a week ago....
The sheetrock was finally delivered (after several weather delays) and the new siding is going up as we speak.
We've narrowed down our paint choices and will begin painting once all of the walls are up.
|A nice message from our drywall guys|
Lowes will be installing the floors (vinyl plank), and then we will be finishing and installing the cabinets and vanities. Toilets and bathtubs/showers will get installed, and any other odds and ends that need to go up before we can begin moving.
The windows are also getting replaced, as well as the exterior doors.
When the water situation is finalized, we can turn it on and check out the septic. With any luck, it won't need anything more than a pump. Hopefully.
The wood stove and flue will be getting installed around this time as well, and Mark has been collecting, splitting and stacking and moving wood all summer, so we have a decent stockpile at the house.
As we anticipated, other things will just have to wait, with financial and time constraints.
The bridge, for one. It (mostly) survived our last big flood, but if it gets taken out completely we always have the option of accessing our place from my parents' property.
While we will be replacing some of the existing decks and steps, the wrap-around porch will have to wait.
Our goal, at this point, is to be moved in before Christmas, or at least before the end of December.
At our current rate, it's looking feasible, but I'm sure we will run into further snags over the next month.
As I look around at our cluttered living space, the task of moving seems pretty daunting. I know we'll manage - not without our tense moments, I'm sure, but we'll manage.
With luck, we'll be celebrating this Christmas at our new homestead!
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