Thursday, September 23, 2010

Moving Right Along

Those are pallets of siding and stucco mix in front of the house.

It's been a long time since we posted! Things have been going, going, but nothing is as impressive as that framing going up! The windows are getting flashing, the plumbing and electrical wiring are going in, Sr. Juniper and a friend have been wiring for speakers. We picked up the gas fireplace yesterday.

Here's the front door, it will be painted black.

They waterproofed our shower. And then there was some story about how they filled it with water to show the inspector it would hold and couldn't get the plug out. That's why we hire plumbers, to figure out stuff like that.

Here's the view from the dining room with the slider in.

The plan (as I understand it, and I could very well be wrong), is to put up siding and stucco, then drywall, and then we can start the garage while we're doing the rest. Everyone's still talking a January finish date, but I'm skeptical.

We are super busy right now, in all parts of our lives. I had really envisioned that I would be researching materials and making amazing finds, but we are far more seat of our pants. Not even so much with the house, as with all the balls we're juggling, we're playing catch up. And I like to have a better handle on things (count the metaphors...).
The economy is affecting us, too. Not that anything has happened to our situation, but it's just living with the uncertainties. That's the hardest part of this whole process for me. So, we'll just count our blessings. Stay strong and carry on, as they say!