We’ve been a little all over the place the last week or so. I feel like this happens sometimes – there is a lot of work to be done all over the place and we both can’t completely focus and we’re too excited. We like getting lots of stuff done, but at the moment it’s like frantic progress. I wish we could somehow take a month off from work to work on the house. Don’t we all wish that? I wish we also win about a million buck so we could complete a ton of other projects. Don’t we all wish THAT?! But alas, there is real life to contend with.
In the meantime though, while dealing with real life, we have managed to get some stuff done, none worthy of a post all on it’s on, so I’ll just throw in a collage of mini doings today.
We got the lights hung up on the porch! About a week ago we were testing to see where we wanted them to hang
(clearly we need to make a dump run because this is the trash that is overflowing from not being able to fit in our trailer)
If you remember we were waiting on new glass to replace all the broken glass that came with the lights. Once that came we sat on the lights for about 2 weeks before we did anything. But we found a spare 3 minutes while the girls were playing with each other and ran outside to see how high we should hang them. We got lanterns, but we didn’t want them to hang too far down because one of the lights will hang right in the middle of the walkway to the side of the house. We agreed that two additional links on the chain would be perfect and over this 3 day weekend while I was away for 2 days and 1 evening at work for the A’s, Chris was able knock out hanging them
They look AWESOME! We got the recessed lights in the porch replaced as well with new LED bulbs and trim kits that we painted to try and match the stain on the ceiling. We’re still waiting on those new doors though, DAMNIT! Believe me, I WANT TO DO THE HOUSE REVEAL, so hopefully those new doors come soooooooon and we can get them replaced, and painted and FINALLY do the Before & After of the exterior paint job. PLEASE. I’m probably more annoyed than you are that’s it’s taking so damn long. I want to check an item off the list! I also really want bright, happy green doors to welcome me into my home each day.
Chris has also been working away diligently on the garage. Last we left off the plywood was almost up on all the walls
Since then he’s finished the plywood and even gotten the sink in! Remember these sinks?
We got these salvage many months ago (both for $150). The bottom one went downstairs in the big room as our utility sink in our laundry area, and the other has been sitting in our driveway for – no lie – about 4 months. But not anymore!
Chris really wanted a sink in the garage so he worked on bringing water and a drain line over and built a super simple 2×4 frame for it. We didn’t need it to be glamorous – it’s a utility sink for a very functional garage/workshop. It took a couple tries of lifting it into place because he had to modify the frame a little bit. But now it’s in place!
Since then the sink has gotten cleaned (holy crap it was dirty from sitting outside for months) and he’s put a coat of paint on the top of the frame to help seal the wood in from water.
We’re also STARTING to get the big room closet redone. I call this the art/office closet
We’ll keep our office materials and all of my art supplies in here. It’s a fucking MESS at the moment and I haven’t been able to unpack any of my art supplies because like so many fucking closets in this house there is practically no storage system in place. Now I know part of why this house was such a mess with shit everywhere when we got it – these people had no place to put anything because their closets had basically no shelves. THAT will be fixed. This is the last closet on my 2016 House Goals to organize.
We need to rip down the ONE shelf and closet rod that’s in here, but then we can install all the standard rails and brackets. THEN I can organize the shit out of everything. That’s my favorite part