Good morning friends and a happy Monday to you! I thought I would jump on this morning and check in because I am not sure when I will have internet again. After 21 days in an extended-stay hotel we are “moving in” to the house. I use that term loosely because we will actually be “living “in the two guest rooms while the work carries on around us. We had hoped things at the house would go faster but as you all know when it comes to renovating nothing follows a time line, especially post pandemic.
At the house all of the ceilings have been scraped of the “popcorn” and 60% are painted. Our original hope was to have the master bedroom complete as well as the tv/office space next to it but there has been a lot to repair on the drywall as well as a lot of patching of drywall. The pervious owners had tv’s mounted in every room and there are large mounts to be removed and a lot of extra outlets and cable boxes in the middle of each wall. We also will not be able to get carpet for another 3 week nor will we have our mattress; all of which we promised this week. Thankfully we do have one bed to sleep on so for now we are making du.
As for why we are moving from the hotel, there is a huge kids golf tournament here this week and everything is booked in the 3 towns surrounding us, as are all of the rentals that would be willing take dogs. Once the tournament is over if we feel like we can’t stay in the house we will be back at the hotel.
Honestly, it will be nice to be at the house because we can be onsite for the other appointments we have set up. This week we are having our second training session with Invisible Fence, hopefully they will be able to keep the dogs contained, and a follow up on the kitchen design.
That is it for now, I will keep you posted on the house and my new town!
Have a great day friends.
Praying for all that goes along with your reno. God bless you all!
Thank you Dee!
Leslie Watkins says
Goodness! Our small bathroom remodel was overwhelming. I’ll pray that loving in the middle of the entire house redo becomes easier! Thank you for taking us along!
Every adventure has road bumps…I hope it’s not too bad! We are officially in our new home one year and while dealing with the one-year punch list and a builder who doesn’t want to deal with it, the bigger issues we had while building are now just stories rather than daily annoyances. Hang in there. You’ll be settled in and this will be in your rear view mirror sooner than you imagine!
Hugs and blessings to you. Praying that all goes smoothly.
thank you Renae
Brenda Pruitt says
Everything takes longer now due to Covid. And contractors tended to be late with everything even before that. So glad you found your house!
Thank you Brenda
A new house is always so exciting. Hopefully you will get to the “fun stuff” (decorating and settling in) soon. Just a couple of things to keep in mind about the invisible fence that I know from experience in our neighborhood and from friends with well trained dogs and invisible fence. 1) Invisible fencing might not keep all dogs in their yard all of the time. 2) Most importantly, it may keep your dogs in but it won’t keep them safe from other animals, e.g. other dogs, coyotes, fox, deer, etc., that can enter the yard unaffected by the invisible fence.
Thank you Tricia, hopefully. the pups will be afraid of whatever what’s to come into the yard and will run home.
Cindy Rust says
You’re getting closer and closer to be settled!! I’m sure this is a challenge, but in the end it will be worth it!
I know it will be worth it but it is going to take a lot longer than we had hoped and believe me we had very low expectations.