Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nice photos of upstairs before we moved in!


This is an old photo but my new computer has issues uploading photos, hence the delay. This backsplash is all done & grouted now. We're in clean-out and organization mode as I'm planning to move in this weekend and we're having out-of-town guests for Halloween!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Details, details...

Eric got our washer & dryer hooked up this week, trim on the exterior doors and I think doorbells were installed today. If you recall, ours plays MP3s, so that will be fun to play with this weekend. Our helpful neighbors Oliver & Reed are pictured here modeling what will be our house numbers! Once we get more construction materials out of the house and more of Eric's boxes organized, I will take and post pictures of everything, and I guess that means blogging is almost over!

Monday, October 4, 2010

urban camping

We made our normal trip to the dump on Saturday to drop off a load of plywood & recycling and then met with a re-upholstery gal about refurbishing Eric's 70's-vintage red chairs for our den, which I'm really excited about! We accomplished more on Sunday, setting slate over our front step, drywalling a closet for the washer & dryer, installing coverplates, another outdoor light, towel bars med cabinet shelves & drawer pulls, all the basics. Eric's helpers aren't available until late in the week so he's working on a few projects but also trying to get all of metalwork (inside and out) designed, which will have some lead time to fabricate and build.

Eric is now living in our house mid-construction, which is definitely a form of camping. Yesterday I cooked for the first time, making very simple pasta with red sauce and shrimp. Seeing as we have no furniture downstairs, we ate on the stairs, but made it work, and even enjoyed a celebratory glass of wine.