Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Settled In?

Not yet! Day 3 in our new house and we're far from getting comfortable. You'd think that two moves in five years would have thinned out our possessions, but that's not quite the case. As we unpack, we're already putting even more things in the to-be-donated pile.

The priority for the last two days has been the office (command center for now), the kitchen and entertainment center (Rebecca has been sick with a respiratory virus).

And we've been interrupted with last-minute contractor work, as well as the installation of various fixtures in the bathrooms, garage, oh hell, virtually every room in the house. But, I really can't complain since we're making the place ours.

We'll be at it until Halloween. After that, I'll tackle the garage. Muscles are sore, feet are tired and patience is tested. Despite all of that, the girls have been incredibly patient, which had been a saving grace. Thanks guys!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Moving In Phase One

Thanks to everyone for their help in getting us moved out today. From loaning gear to running boxes from one house to the next, we got the bulk moved out.

The movers pick up the rest on Monday and it probably won't be until Halloween before we can sit back and fully enjoy our new home. But the heavy lifting is done for now, thanks to everyone's help.

Thanks goes out to Paul and Susie Frank, Michael and Amy Snow, Fred and Theresa Willerup, Will Kemper, Jonathon Fishman, Fran Frank, Carissa Hartung, Stew Wilder and Bryan Oakes.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oct. 19 Update

It's felt like an eternity, but the finish date is coming up. Over the last few weeks, we've had the wood floors finished, moulding installed, cabinetry rebuilt and reinstalled and millions of other odds and ends. The granite countertops went in yesterday and they look sweet! Stay tuned for more shots and updates on the tile work for the backsplash.
Move date is this Saturday at 8 a.m. Oh my, we have some serious packing to do!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5 Update On Our New Home

This week we're working with our contractors to apply the finishing touches. The wood floors are in and stained, along with one of two protective finishes.

Now the painters are back cleaning up some loose ends, but they'll return at the end of next week once the floors get the final finish. They'll hang doors and do the final touches on base moulding.

Our cabinets will finally be reinstalled so the counter top guys can draw up their templates for the granite.

I also met with a plumber to install the sink, rework some plumbing (don't need any leaks on the new floor), and install a toilet.

We're still on schedule for an October 23 move thanks to a gang of friends. Anyone in for pizza and keg beer in exchange for some box lifting?

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