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October 10, 2012

It’s been awhile since a post, but we’ve been hard at work on the house. We also took a weekend off, but that is another story. Let’s check on our list…

1) Exterior of the house:

  1. Done: choose  and order exterior color (see our color choices here). We went with the lighter dark green (second one from the left)
  2. Apply final coat of plaster. We didn’t realize it would take three weeks for the plaster color packs to show up, so we are still waiting on this one.

2) DONE! Paint the interior of the house.

  1. Figure out some way to fill the random gaps between the plaster and drywall.
  2. Tape off all windows, outlets, bathtubs – anything we don’t want covered in primer.
  3. Prime the walls (and figure out how to use a paint sprayer).
  4. Paint the walls. 

3) Finish the floors. I can’t even find a picture of the floors, but they are filthy. We are planning to have stained and sealed exposed concrete floors.

  1. Clean all of the plaster, sawdust, random grease and dirt off floors.
  2. Done: Fix cracks in the concrete. We used grout to fill in the control joints and the cracks in the floor. It took awhile for us to get a good system down, but blue painters tape came to the rescue and it only took four hours to grout the entire house. The grout is a darker gray then the floors, and I’m hoping we’ll still be able to see the control joints after we stain. 
  3. Clean the floors again.
  4. Stain floors (we’re planning to use Soycrete concrete stain).
  5. Grout control joints so I don’t spend the next 60 years cleaning them out.
  6. Seal floor (we’re planning to use Acrisoy penetrating sealer).

4) General move-in stuff.

  1. Install toilette. This deserves to be in bold since it’s the reason we haven’t moved in already.
  2. Done! Install the lights so we don’t have to live with a shop light as our only light source. We spent three hours in Home Depot picking out lights and light bulbs, and then a day installing all of the lights/hooking up the electricity/putting up outlet covers. It is really strange to have overhead lights up, but it makes it so easy to see! Mr. B and I were wooping and hollering when we turned the first light on.

    Lights in space.

  3. Get our couch, bed frame, table and chairs out of storage.
  4. Hook up the stove and refrigerator.
  5. Move all of the stuff we need out of the camper!

Stuff I forgot we needed to do:

  1. Done: Finish the electrical stuff. 
  2. Done: Hook up the hot water heater and our utility sink.

    RUNNING WATER IN OUR HOUSE!!!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Rita permalink
    October 10, 2012 8:08 am

    Can’t wait to see it again.

  2. Mom Jones permalink
    October 10, 2012 9:08 am

    Can’t wait to sit on your couch and enjoy the view! Progressing so much faster now!

  3. Beth permalink
    October 10, 2012 9:09 am

    Oh my goodness! it looks amazing!

  4. sue permalink
    October 10, 2012 12:04 pm

    WOW!

  5. October 13, 2012 8:27 pm

    wo ho! that’s got to feel good! as we say in 1st grade, how about a super duper high five!?

  6. alex and al permalink
    October 14, 2012 11:20 am

    Many small items to go, and getting your occupancy pemit is close. It must be exciting geting this far and finally seeing the end to the project and not living in the trailer this winter.

  7. Seattle S permalink
    October 17, 2012 2:56 pm

    Where’s the photo of the Throne (toilet)??
    Looking really nice
    good photo of the electrician!!! Scarry!!
    Seattle Steve

  8. Seattle S permalink
    October 18, 2012 8:47 am

    brian
    Please send me your e-mail
    Steve Ball

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