Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I'm going to be so bold as to have a count down 'til move in. Dh needs to make his travel arrangements very soon ... so I'm going to trust our builder that the home will be ready by the end of February. Over the next two weeks much of the final interior appointments are scheduled to be finished up. This coming week the cabinets get installed in the rooms that have flooring completed. The trim molding and painting of said trim will take about two weeks to finish. Once the cabinets are installed in the kitchen (tomorrow - Monday - 1/22/07), then the template can be made for the counter tops (they should take about ten days to make and install). The most important item I'd like completed is the banister rail in the foyer ... currently there is just a "drop off" down to the basement ... this limits my time inspecting the progress to when Nathan is in school (AM) ... and it's better to inspect in the afternoon to see the day's progress after the workers have quit for the day. The front porch steps and steps leading up from inside the garage to the house also need to be done. Once we do make the move, the builder has some outside projects that have to wait until spring ... i.e. concrete patios that need the ground cleared of snow ... and dried out and some exterior trim that needs painting. We had quite a bit of snow Friday night and the temps have been in the twenties and thirties (a warm spell from last week). Being that this project got started 11 weeks behind schedule, I'm pleased with the progress. We're in the home stretch of the race.


Pat said...

I better dust off my suitcase, my rooms almost ready!!
It looks fantastic, and your right, that porta potty has to go!

Saija said...

lovely, JUST LOVELY!!! :o)

and you are in the homestretch, eh ... how exciting for you guys ... yay!!!

Mrs. Mac said...

Are you driving or flying Pat?