We took a holiday from the "project" (aka the new (old) house, now home) this weekend (had a wedding to attend and family to visit), but we've continued finishing up loose ends and moving furniture that didn't get moved right away.
Every day we go to the condo and pick up clothing and a bookcase or two. Sometimes it is a small chest of drawers that we didn't move at the same time as the bigger items like the sofa, arm chair, and dining room set. Right now, it is a piecemeal moving job, but it allows us to find places to put the items without too much stress. We have probably another week, maybe two, of this process. We are getting a bit lazy after putting in four months of long days.
Not only that but we are still finishing up a few projects (loose ends) in the house. For example, Rob installed baseboard in the bathroom this morning while I was at the library cleaning the computers and shelving books. Last week one of the library staff asked me to do that, too. Apparently, one of the volunteer shelvers broke an ankle and can't shelve books for about eight weeks. So, in addition to cleaning the computers each week, I will be shelving books for the next few weeks.
In the meantime, and in between our moving of odds and ends, we have a few tiny jobs to finish. We still have more baseboard to install. As of late last week, the hallway now has lights and a ceiling, but the baseboard needs to be put down and then painted. The ceiling in the laundry area needs to be replaced. It, too, was part of the original kitchen with the dropped ceiling. This area still has the dropped ceiling, but the tiles themselves are gone. So tiles will have to be purchased and put up in the next few days.
The back porch still needs to be finished, too. We have the material for the ceiling, but don't feel we can really put it up until the porch is cleared of other building materials and tools. That will be done once the garage is built; however, the garage project will be in full swing starting tomorrow. The building permit has been issued; the contractor for the concrete is starting tomorrow; the electrician has been contacted and is coming to the site, and the contractor for the building itself will come once the concrete is cured. Apparently, the builders put it up all in a days' time once everything else is complete.
Once we have the garage finished, then all the tools and leftover building materials will be removed from the back porch, and we can finish both the ceiling and floor on the back porch. After that, there are only cosmetic things to complete. There are a few of them such as the replacing the spindles on the stairway, but otherwise the "project" will be done (and a virtual open house will happen).
Overall, it has been a satisfying, if exhausting, "project"...turning this new (old) house into our home!
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