Slow and steady…

I made myself wait a week to visit the house, as I knew there wouldn’t be a tremendous amount of change.  But the exterior door hardware was installed, and they prepped for painting this week (yea!).  Also, all the exterior wood trim and the deck was stained, and they added more stucco.  Frankie hates the yellow color of the house — she also hates the yellow color inside the house.  Oh well.  I am not building the house to her specifications (her room will be very much her own, thank you very much).  I think they will stucco the remainder of the exterior this week.  Not sure when the pergola posts go up — that will really change the front of the house.

Hopefully we will see our landscaping plans this week, and get that underway.  The staircase is built, although the metal spindles aren’t in yet.  This week?  Not sure.  

We are just over five weeks away from move in — woo hoo!  Frustrated that we haven’t sold our current house yet.  Had an accepted offer, but that deal fell apart when THEIR buyer walked.  Ugh.  Have 2 more showings tomorrow.  Man, am I tired of cleaning!  I am starting to resent this house, which makes me sad.  Oh well…

Today I spent too much time dreaming online of furniture.  Etsy should come with an OD hotline!

The wood trim has been stained (those decorative pieces under the eaves are called lookouts). Hopefully by this tie next week we won't see the grey stucco anymore!

The wood trim has been stained (those decorative pieces under the eaves are called lookouts). Hopefully by this tie next week we won’t see the grey stucco anymore!

Eager to see those two wood beams replaced with the real wood columns!

Eager to see those two wood beams replaced with the real wood columns!

These master bath shelves will shortly be filled with soap, shampoo, makeup, etc!  I am ready!

These master bath shelves will shortly be filled with soap, shampoo, makeup, etc! I am ready!

A door handle.  Yes, I know it is boring, but every piece makes the puzzle come together

A door handle. Yes, I know it is boring, but every piece makes the puzzle come together

The deck is stained, and calling out for a glass of wine!

The deck is stained, and calling out for a glass of wine!

love the view

love the view

Watching for squirrels

Watching for squirrels

The stairs from the main level.  That post still needs staining!

The stairs from the main level. That post still needs staining!

A side-view of the stairs.

A side-view of the stairs.

The stairs from the basement looking up

The stairs from the basement looking up

The girl's room is a mess before she even moves in!

The girl’s room is a mess before she even moves in!

Happy dog in her new domain

Happy dog in her new domain

 

About DonniT

Born in Georgia, raised in California, and living in Minnesota for almost 2 decades, I have lots of different ways of looking at the world. Married to my college sweetheart, surviving being a Navy Mom to Sailor Boy and helping Singer Girl achieve her dreams of college and stardom. Constantly trying to outwit my Labradoodle while rescuing dogs. Love to read, shop, entertain, volunteer, travel, plan, and dream!

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