Everyone has been asking me “when will you be in your new house?” I don’t know honestly what to say anymore as we are four months behind schedule now! It is indeed frustrating and I’m really hoping things will start moving along a little faster in the next few weeks. I haven’t written anything on the blog in quite awhile because things have been going slower, but there has been progress never the less. So we now have granite counter tops but back splash is not tiled yet. The kitchen tile floor is installed in kitchen and pantry/laundry room. The entrance way tile is also now installed. Bathroom tile is mostly installed but not grouted. The vanity counter is also in place but no plumbing fixtures for sinks in bathroom and kitchen yet. The sky light in my studio is almost done but needs stain and some trim. Oak floors are installed in bedrooms and studio but main space will “hopefully” be completed tomorrow. I just found out a few days ago that Rip is responsible for refinishing the oak floors throughout the house. That was a big shock, and I’m really worried about Rip doing it as he’s never done this type of work before, plus I’m afraid it’s going to be very hard physically for him. Keygan is working full time so hopefully he’ll be able to help. Mark said he will “advise” so I hope that will be enough as I really want the floors to look professionally done. The cultured stone is started for the interior of the house on the chimney but it’s very slow tedious work and they do not work everyday. The cultured stone was also started on the outside pillars but again…very slow going. The chimney through the roof is not finished with cultured stone yet. There has been some trim put up throughout the house but still much more to be added. We still do not have a septic system yet so that means water has not been hooked up. The plumber has started radiant heat in ceiling in lower level which will heat upstairs.
There is just so much to do yet that it boggles the mind but I’m trying to stay optimistic. I’ve been told that building a house is indeed very stressful and I won’t argue with that! I’ve had many sleepless nights and I’ve also been told that when it’s all done I will forget all the tough stuff. I hope that’s true because what Rip and I are doing is building a dream and I can not wait for the day we can finally move in!!!! Wish me luck!Cultured stone is started on interior chimney.
The frig is in place but not hooked up.
View from our bedroom into bathroom. Toilet will go to the left of the vanity. Shower is not tiled yet.View from main area into bathroom from the second door.View from the front door into the house.
Keygan is working for Mark on his two days off helping install the oak floor.The “other Mark” working on the cultured stone.
Cutting the stone.
Oak floor in my studio.
Corbin and Logan walking up to the house.
The tile in the entrance way.