Hello friends! I know, I know, it’s been a few months since I’ve updated you on the house progress. I wish I could cut this post short and say, “surprise — it’s finished!”; but alas, that is not the case. It is definitely getting closer though! Each stage that we have been in seems to ddddrrrrraaaaggggg slowly by and I think we will never be able to move on, but then the day comes when we finally wrap up another phase and get to proceed onward. Perhaps that is why blog posts have gotten fewer as the time has gone on — there is just only so much updating to do! Anyways, enough rambling on about the passage of time… I am sure everyone has their own personal experiences of projects taking longer than you expect and can relate in some degree to what we are going through.
So, in the last post I wrote at the end of September, we were just beginning the drywall phase. Well, I am happy to announce that drywall is officially done! Mr. Fixer hung all the drywall himself (with the help of some great family and friends), and then as we set off on our San Diego babymoon in mid-November, the drywall guys taped and textured and finished it all off! How amazing it was to come home to WALLS!!!
It felt like it would be smooth sailing after that was done and that we’d get to move in right away, but we still have some big projects to check off the list before that happens (like installing ductwork for heat, which Mr. Fixer is working towards right now… another one of those time-consuming tasks). Nevertheless, we’ve made progress on other things in between, including painting, installing electrical outlets and switches, and tiling the bathroom and kitchen floors. And of course, celebrating the birth of a new nephew, traveling, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in the midst of it all!
Enjoy the pics that recap the last few months, and Happy 2016! Here’s to a new year filled with more projects (they never really end), a new baby, and lots of other unexpected adventures! 🙂