It's so close to move in time I can taste it.
I have neglected most other parts of my existence, including this blog, to finish up the interior painting to both last week ready for the plumbers and this week ready for the electrician. We are good to go! We've painted everything except the doors and trim, which are not installed yet, and have completed all flooring installation but the living room.
A sink!!!! With running hot and cold water!!!! (that's not the final paint job, btw, details to follow)
We've had two rather expensive hiccups. One was the skirting all around the house being rotten and the other was the discovery of a 10 foot length of foundation that was in ruins under the front door. That has been a gruelling task for the workmen - just a couple feet tall under there and surely didn't smell to nice with all the raccoon activity we've had. With those two glitches we could've bought a rather nice used car and a trip to Disneyland! That's a huge reason why you don't go into a project like this with your maxed out budget. We would've had some serious tears if we had, right now it's just an irritation and perhaps a hold on the 70" TV and sectional. Booooo.
The skirting repair has been mended and belly banded, but there's still this wonky bit.
How the damaged foundation was discovered...when we were deciding if the porch was rotting from underneath. That turned out fine, but opened up a nasty can of mean ol' worms. Hi Olivia!
A very small area for the workers. Today the prepared hole will be poured. He was able to cut down on our costs by putting our order in with another's foundation pour on the same day. THANK YOU!
This was all inspected by an engineer so it'll be built to last.
I feel defeated and sad about this. Very sad.
On the bright side, this does not need to be finished for us to move in so I'll run with that thought.
It all looks really smashing inside and we know the outside has had all issues delt with and is now safe. That's what matters. Another 100 years are left in this baby.