As of Friday we no longer own this house. We are now renting the house that we have lived in for the last 7 years until we can move into the new house. Why can't we move in now? Well, remember when I said it would be a huge project? Yeah. It's huge. The contractors are working at lightening speed but there is still so much to be done. All the major interior projects have been done like the electrical, plumbing, HVAC work, addition to the garage, and framing all the rooms in as they should be. Now they have to start making it look like a house.
I took some pictures of the progress so far to give you an idea of the scale of this project. Today the windows will be coming in and once those are in the siding and the drywall can go up. From there I think things will be moving even faster than they have been so I wanted to get some shots of the house as it is now.
Here is a quick little tour:
This is our lovely spiral staircase at the entrance of the house. See my library off to the right? Isn't is grand? You can't tell? Hmm.
This is where my kitchen sink will be. I love the huge window over my soon to be sink. It looks out onto my massive backyard. See? This is the view from my window and only a portion of the backyard. This is where our patio will be. Todd is dreaming of sitting on the patio drinking beer. Doesn't he look thirsty?
This is where my kitchen table will go. Another very large window. I love it. It makes me look small. hehe
This is the view from where the kitchen table will be. It looks through our kitchen into the family room to our beautiful fireplace. Ahhh. Cozy. The new dining room. And another massive window.
This is our new master suite looking into the master bathroom. Oooo. I feel relaxed just looking at it, don't you? Okay. Maybe not yet. But I will.
Anyway, you get the picture. Major work has been done and major work still left to be done. I am hoping to be in the house before the boys start school, but we'll just have to wait and see. For now we will just keep renting and reminding ourselves that patience is a virtue.
(Can't remember what the house looked like before? Click on my "The New House" label on the bottom of this post.)