Thursday, December 30, 2010

Week 13 & 14 Recap

With the holiday I never got around to posting last week, so I'll just combine the two. Honestly, not much is different between the two weeks anyway. The inside is almost done - yea! The counter tops came, all but three of the lights are installed and those are on back order, the fireplace was rocked, the mirrors and shower doors are hung, and Travis finished the hardwood. Really the only things we have left on the inside is to finish the stone, the baseboards in the living room & office, paint touch up, carpet, and install the appliances. We have a ton of paint touch up to do, so I am working on bids for that. As most of you know, I have a huge hatred for painting. I used to love it, but I painted our last house - twice - by myself now I hate it! The appliances have been a bit troublesome. I ordered them back in November & we've had them in storage in my parent's barn. Travis tried to install the microwave on Sunday night and it was missing some bolt threads (??) that actually hold it to the cupboard. I took it back on Monday, spent two hours at Home Depot & got a new one ordered. Today he took the dishwasher over to install it, opened the box and it was white. It was supposed to be stainless steel. So I've been on the phone with Home Depot half the day trying to fix the order. Let's cross our fingers that the stove is the correct one & has all of it's parts.

Our real delay now is on the outside. It has rained or snowed for the past week and nothing is getting done. For my Utah friends, you know how cold it is this week so I don't see much getting done this week either. They have a big tent over the house but when it's only 12 degrees outside, I don't think that will help much.

Kitchen. We put can lights in, but there's not enough. You can't tell by the picture, but it is too dark in there. The two black circles are where the pendant lights go that are on back order. We are going to have to install a few more can lights after we get moved in & our energy star inspection has been done.
Front entryway. You can almost see the hardwood under the endless dust. I wish we would have put a window down the side of the door. It seems too closed in. Too late now.
Boys' bathroom. The shower door is way too tall! We had them add some height in our shower so Travis' head was not sticking up over the top. For whatever reason they added the height in this bathroom as well. It looks ridiculous, but I guess it will keep the water in better.
Master bathroom. We have two vanities, one about 2' longer than the other. Mine was supposed to be the bigger one, but for some reason I am more drawn to the smaller one so I am trading Travis. You can just see in the picture where I have tile under the mirror. Adding that tile is on Travis' things to do list one of these days.

I love the fireplace. I turn it on every time I go over there. As soon as Parker sees it he will be thrilled we have a rock wall in the house. Should keep him busy for hours!


  1. wow. you are so close...K

  2. Love the rock fireplace! All it is missing are the footholds for Parker to climb on. Do you plan to have a rope installed?

    I also love the kitchen. Your woodwork is beautiful and I love the taller doors for the shower. Beautiful design! Let the countdown begin! ...j