Hooray! We have some furniture actually IN THE HOUSE now (the pieces we bought with the house are back inside from their temporary storage on the enclosed porch), and we expect to move the rest of our furniture by the end of this weekend. We could actually have Easter in our new home!
There's still a lot of work to do, of course, as there will be for several years to come. The baby's room is still in a woefully unfinished stage, as it is not immediately essential. The trim--baseboards, window, door, etc.--has yet to be stripped, painted, and replaced. The new half bathroom is only an unfinished little square--without drywall, even--and the master bath is replete with tacky metallic wallpaper. The kitchen--well, that's not on the agenda yet.
Nevertheless, the walls and floors and lights are ready in our bedroom, the living room, and the dining room. The master bath has a temporary shower in place. The kitchen, vintage 1950's, is functional. And that is all we really need.
For many reasons, we are ready to move. The decrease in Kevin's commute time will literally cut our gas budget by at least 50%, if not more. Proximity to his workplace will also make it easy for me to have the car when I need it for grocery shopping and such during the day, instead of making Kevin go with me in the evenings. It will be so much easier to work on the house when we have a little time, rather than needing to set aside hours or days to go over there. There will only be one utility bill. And, last but not least, it's almost SPRING, and I want to PLANT things!
Here are a few pictures of the latest progress:
Flowers in the Backyard, almost ready to bloom
New Closet doors for the New Closet in the MBR
Our New-Used Furniture, not yet cleaned of construction dust
Just to keep things in perspective--the gaping hole in the Baby's Room
Could that, perhaps, be a safety hazard???