Another disappearance from the Blogosphere. I know. It’s not that we haven’t completely stopped with the home projects, I do actually have many more I need to take pictures of to share (like ones that got done months ago), but the momentum on house projects has slowed down in the past month or so because of various social engagements, family visits, etc. Time to gear up again before the holidays!
Here’s some info on the current status….
I’d say our upstairs is currently at about 90% complete for what we’re planning to do for the near future (other than the guest bathroom, which we haven’t touched yet). We’re doing what I’d consider “fit and finish” things at this point – getting window coverings, hanging doors and pictures, etc. Things that take thought and consideration before doing them – like, oh where should I hang this?? Then oh, I need to buy a frame for this, or I need special hardware, etc etc. It never ends, I tell you!
Downstairs is pretty much in “construction” phase, we’re slowly making progress on putting the wood flooring in the family room (for which, we’re not enjoying our eco-friendly choice of reclaimed flooring, more on that later), deciding what we’re doing with the fireplace, etc.
Outside we made some progress last weekend on our “moat”, aka the drainage ditch that directs some of the water from the gutters away from the house. We started that project in oh, April and then it began being about 115 degrees out every day. I say “we” but really, how much help am I with digging ditches and plumbing?? I try, really I promise. (I will at least give myself credit for a) nagging the project along and b) moral support.. haha, oh so valuable) Anyway, the moat got its drainage pipe, water line, and conduit for electrical line buried. No more worrying that stray alligators will decide to live in our front yard. Dave gave us a very good piece of advice… whenever you have a ditch dug up for whatever reason — think about anything else you might ever want to bury in that same spot before you fill it in! That’s why we buried this extra stuff… a great way to get water to the side yard and electricity should we ever need it for anything. Ding!
Hope everyone has a safe & happy halloween!