I’ve been a little busy. This house stuff, kid stuff and don’t-get-me-started-on-the-job stuff has been a bit much the past couple of weeks. I did find time to have a friend over to the unpacking-construction zone of a house. I won’t name her, she would lose her mind. We’ve known each other for more than… Read More Update, Finally
We kicked off the weekend by installing a new thermostat Friday night. The thermostat we had was outdated, not intuitive and a shade of beige that belongs in 1978. Georgia Power offers substantial discounts on thermostats if you buy through their marketplace. We went with the Nest thermostat, it is well reviewed and we have… Read More Thermostat, Hooks, Dance Party
This nesting business is serious work. I heard today that Target’s sales forecast is stronger than expected, I might be somewhat responsible. I’ve been bouncing around between Target, IKEA and hardware stores for weeks like I’m stuck in a crazy little retail pinball game. IKEA is as brilliant as it is irritating. A great deal… Read More Shopping, Organizing, Unpacking
Yes, it has been over a week since the last post…unpacking is exhausting. Last Friday, the dining room table arrived. It will be August before the chairs show up. I consider it real progress to finally have a table. We went with the largest option, it also has a leaf that expands it to about… Read More More Unpacking
I’m in big trouble with a few of you for not posting photos yet. It has been a blur of a few days. Also, everything hurts. Jack is unimpressed with the flurry of activity and chaos that is moving. The weather finally gave us a break this week and the back of the house and the deck… Read More Pictures and Unpacking
It it was a big, busy day. Everything hurts and we are getting ready for the first night in the new house. Pictures tomorrow.
The electricians finished the device updates on Wednesday. Every recepticle and switch in the house has been updated. I learned that a light that’s controlled by two switches is called a three-way and that attic fans are now illegal. Ours is grandfathered in, still works, and is attached to a new switch. Also, it’s important to… Read More Lights and Boxes
Big steps forward today. We had everything hauled out of storage and into the house, in the rain. I don’t think it will ever stop f’ing raining. We have a lot of crap. I hoard old Mac computers, handbags, and yarn. The husband hoards folk art, pottery, comic books and general weirdness. More on that… Read More Move Day : Part 1
It is coming together! Even the little shed is shaping up. I can’t get enough of the before/after progress checks. The front porch rail, doors, garage and deck are next. If only the rain would knock it the hell off…
Its been a very long day. The elevator tried to warn me this morning, pointing me back to the car. I’m tired and out of words. Behold, house progress. This is around 6pm today and yes, that’s more damn rain, with more expected tomorrow.