Saturday, May 9, 2009

Covered in paint

It's in my hair, on my glasses, my fingers, my arms, my clothes.

We've been painting the house. It looks like a different house now. The main floor is almost all done, and today we made a start on the second floor. With a little luck, we might get it all done by the weekend. We've also got a new hot water tank, and a new burner for it. Dad did the plumbing hookups, and we put the burner in together. It took another day before I was able to figure out the wiring for the burner and get it fired up.

We've got a range, refrigerator and dishwasher now. The dishwasher is still a work in progress. We had to cut out some of the kitchen floor in order to get it under the counter. Today we hooked up water and electricity and ran it without any leaks. Now we have to figure out how to patch the floor! Washer and dryer were hooked up today too.

It's all starting to take shape. There is still lots to do though, and I feel like the house will keep me busy for a long time to come. Not that I am complaining. I am learning lots and having fun. Yes, I am a little sore from being on my knees most of today, bent over painting the baseboards, but the end result was worth it! Tomorrow...we'll tackle the refrigerator and hook up the ice-maker. I'm starting to think it won't be such a big job to plumb the espresso machine now.

Photos to follow.


Mama T said...

this is most exciting!!! so springy, new house, new paint, new appliances. you guys are going to be so happy. and all done by yourselves. well done :)

Justin said...

Well, we've had a lot of help from family. Lots and lots of help. Nearly there, the refrigerator got hooked up today, although there was a minor flood because the water filter in it was broken. Otherwise, it's all going well. I'm not sure which appliance I'm more excited about, the new washer/dryer dishwasher.

Patty and I spent a few hours alone in the house this evening, our first dinner there on the floor of the dining room. It felt good, it felt like home.

lori said...

so excited for you guys! can't wait to see pictures. it was so great to see you last month. can't wait for our next visit!

Justin said...

Yeah Lori! You can stay with us next time you come!!