House Progress

Everything has just been crazy the past few weeks, Mr. Visionary gave this blog address to a friend who isn’t on Facebook and doesn’t see my pictures, and then I didn’t update for almost two weeks! Whoops! Sorry friend! Here are more pictures of the house!!

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Some MAJOR progress has been made! All the destruction is done, finally. There were so many walls and ceilings to tear out and it was such a mess, it was getting frustrating and disheartening that every time we thought we were done, something else had to come out. Then Mr. Visionary got the new walls in the bathroom and our master closet. Mr. Missionary’s brother (Mr. Steady) did a ton of drywall including the living room (yea bye-bye to the ugly brick!) front room ceiling, Princess’s ceiling, and the kitchen.

We also had a new roof put on, and thankfully it was a few cooler days, in the mid 70s, and even then it looked so hot up there. While we were at VBS Mr. Visionary’s uncle, who is a master plumber came and put the rough plumbing in for the two new bathrooms and the kitchen. Then this week a friend of a friend who is an electrician came and put in new outlets, ceiling lights and other things for the kitchen and new bathrooms.

Tomorrow Mr. Visionary and Mr. Steady will put in all or most of the cabinets in the kitchen. I can’t wait and I am already planning where stuff will go! Monday we plan to go get the counter-top ordered, and pick out sinks for the bathrooms. Also my friend and I are sharing the driving to take our kids to the VBS for a church that our church planted down in Dover (about a half hour away) so I will have Monday and at least one other day this week kid-free so we can really bust out what needs to be done.

My short list (as soon as Mr. Steady finishes the sanding for the drywall) is to clean up the carpet/tac strips in the master bedroom, clean and paint Princess’s room, urethane the floors in both rooms and the hallway and start painting the hallway. When that gets done the dinning room should be pretty empty (it has held all the cabinets and tools) and that will need cleaned. There is a full bath in the dinning room and we are planning on ripping that out later and putting a front door at one of the dinning room windows, so we are not doing  much in there other than cleaning. The red color it is will do for now.

Several people came and helped today, and it was such a blessing, many hands make light work! 🙂

I didn’t do a “Thankful Thursday” post this week, and I do have much to be thankful for! One (slightly trivial) thing is- there was almost NO wallpaper to take down! I have friends who have slaved over walls scraping down old wallpaper and we didn’t have to do any of that.


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