I can't believe we've been in this house six months. We closed on April 28th, and moved in on May 1st, 2009. It's been a fast six months, and a lot has happened. As me and dh live amongst all this mess all the time, we don't see much of a difference, so I decided to write down some of the things we have done throughout the house.
Installed new door
Installed new light fixture
New light switches and motion sensor
New fridge, stove and above stove microwave.
Installed new switch for microwave
New light fixture
New windows and patio door
Installed two light fixtures
New wood burning insert
Nothing, other than cleaning the place up and connecting the bathroom fan to the outside, as it was previously ducted into the attic?
New Extension Basement:
New Patio Door
Removed the old toilet down there - the plumbing down there is going to be a challenge!!
Added some new plugs
Blocked up the outside of three of the basement windows.
Nothing, other than destroying the only closet we have :0(
Added ceiling fan
Moved cable for tv and added plug for when we actually get a flat screen tv to hang on the wall……not a priority, but the wiring is all there
Main Floor Bathroom:
Install light and fan above shower, and having it ducted to the outside.
Rewire plug, so we don’t have to have the lights on to make the plug work.
Installed a new toilet
Put a base in the under sink cabinet, so we can store things there
Installed new stairs
Completely gutted the attic itself
Added skylight and replaced dormer window.
Rewired it, as there was only a light in there and no other electrics before hand
Shimmed all the joists so when we come to drywall, they will all be the same height etc.
Altered the heating duct work
Insulated it all
Tidied up the whole five acres, so the grass wasn’t all knee high, like when we moved in!!!
Removed old fence on the front of the property
Installed new outside light
Repaired the roof, a couple of times!!
Made stairs to get off the back deck
Built a wood store
Installed a new mail box and emergency sign as the old ones were falling to bits and donkey’s years old!!
Cleaned it all out and got rid of all the junk left in there.
I am sure there is much more that we have done, including giving the place a thorough clean, remember how those first few days of posting all I did was complain bitterly about the state of the place, if not read this and this When I was looking at old posts I stumbled upon this one
The house looked so clean then, it now looks as though a bomb has dropped upstairs, oh well one day it will be tidy again!!
Do we regret moving up here? I know dh has some regrets, only because every job we do around here, takes so long, as if the people who lived here before us, had anything at all to do with the area, there is a problem, as they will have butchered the job. So he is frustrated with how hard things are, as even the simple jobs take forever to do. Me, well I have had my days, when all I want to do is pack it all in and say lets sell the place. One of those days was here when the upstairs toilet leaked into the downstairs bathroom, I wasn't happy!! Or this one, I wasn't happy here either!
I think one issue has been that money has been pouring out of our hands like sand, it just seems to have been never ending these past six months, read here. Now its just trickling slowly through our hands, mind you that could be because there is no money left to spend!!!
I think in another six months, the first year of living here will feel like a bad dream. We are hoping to have got the attic finished by next summer, money permitting. Things will have slowed down a bit for poor dh. There is still an endless list of jobs to be done, but we're hoping to be able to put our feet up a bit more next year and just sit and admire our view.
So here's to another busy, but productive six months in the country!
Oh and for those that celebrate Halloween, a Happy Halloween to you all!