Monday, March 23, 2009

Work Begins...

My posts will be a bit more sporadic this because we are in the final push to finish the house on the inside. It wasn't exactly our idea or go on a big "finish the house" kick this week because it isn't exactly the right timing (soccer practice begins) or weather (it is absolutely pouring right now), but the bank that bought our loan from Wells Fargo decided they wanted it done because we were living in it. In fact they wanted it done by the 30th of March. So... today we begin the big push.

Honestly there is not a lot to do, but with the dead-line looming and the promise of lots of rain it is a bit overwhelming. Our project list includes finishing the wiring in the mudroom, putting plywood on the ceiling and walls of the mudroom, tiling the bathtub, and putting up just a couple pieces of trim. Besides that there are a few other wiring projects that need to be finished up and we need to put in the air conditioner.

Thankfully my wife's parents are coming to help because with chores, soccer practice, and work at the church I don't think I could even come close to getting it all done! There is one thing that I know though ... I will be glad when it is done. For whatever reason I feel less overwhelmed by the mountain of things to do outside. Maybe it is because the outside things don't take as much craftsmanship?

4 comments:

Art Blomquist said...

Quite a fulfilling project - building ones own home. If more of us were actually creating tangible assets the worlds financial "system" wouldn't be in the shape it is.

Scott said...

I completely agree with Arts comment. We (including myself) are way too far removed from actual "real" assets.

Good luck finishing the house!

colliefarm said...

Good luck, have faith, you'll get it all done! Just take it one step at a time, little by little! Nice that you have some help too!
Michelle

Deborah said...

It's great to find a blog of a fellow beginner farmer/homesteader. Sounds like we're following a similar path, although ours started in 2002. I'm glad no one ever told us we had a deadline to get our house finished. We moved in four years ago when we had one bedroom, one bathroom, and a kitchen done. We're still not finished! Hope you'll have time to come on over to http://antiquityoaks.blogspot.com for a visit!

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