Where the H*ll did September go? Okay, I know where it went. September has such a flurry of activity normally because there are 2 anniversaries and 4 birthdays in the family that month and to add the house stuff on top of that and I don’t even know what day it is anymore. 😀
Peeps, I am really tired. Bone tired. I can’t imagine if I had been trying to do that second job on top of this rehab and my regular job. It just wouldn’t have been possible. Once the move happens this weekend, the worst should be over, though, and there won’t be the daily traveling back and forth between the houses.
Trying to get some normalcy with our usual Bagel Wednesday!
It’s nice that this place is a little over a mile from the new house and we will be able to walk there if we want.
It’s all decorated for Halloween, too:
Pixie had her first visit to the new house. She has never moved as she was a foundling outside the door of our current house. I was curious as to how she would handle it, so we brought her over on Monday to spend the day with us. She was a little freaked out at first, scurrying around and meowing and then after a couple hours of sniffing deposited herself on the floor in the living room by me. When we came back to the house in the evening (we left here there as we had to grocery shop), she settled into the kitchen while we worked.
We brought her back home around 9 pm that night and settled in to watch football. This is what she did:
Sacked out LOL!
Anyhoo, it is about time I started setting some goals for myself again. This is the plan for October.
1. Move. We are planning for moving the big stuff *this* weekend!
2. Get back to the gym. Now that the heavy duty rehab stuff is done and we will be living in the new place, I can get back to training again. I was using all the strength and stamina I had built up for rehabbing the house. Thank goodness for that or I never would have made it. Now it is time to get back to routine again. Plus the gym is only 2 miles from the new house! Woo Hoo!
3. Get my eating back into some semblance of normal. Less processed quick stuff and more cooked things. Less eating out, which is good for the pocketbook and pants.
4. Finish the dining room. This room needs the rest of wallpaper removal and paint. Really easy on the scale of projects, but it will take time. The good thing is that I can be working on the walls while watching football once we get moved 😀
Setting some goals makes it feel like we might get a normal schedule again… right??
Here are a few more pictures of progress that has been made. Here is something that didn’t work as planned. My doors. These are to cover the radiator area and still let heat into the room. I loved how the doors came
Everything was hunky dory on these at first because I did my measurements with the door off on the cabinet to the right. Well, there is not enough room for the new doors to go on with the other door in place and I can’t move the other door. So, we have to fashion new smaller doors. Although, the idea behind them is exactly what I envisioned. Execution is the problem here. These are the things in rehab that are really annoying. Supposed to work, but don’t.
The shower now works – woo hoo! The final part was the charm. This is the trim unit we needed.
We had to find the trim that fit the installed valve. Finding this model was a real PITA (and expensive). If we couldn’t find the trim that fit the valve, it would have meant tearing off the tub surround and replacing the valve in the wall (not a job we would do), then replacing the surround, which was not in the plan…at least not now. Just this valve trim alone was over $200. Can you believe it? Kohler brand. Or should I say Koh$er brand. Now it is time to clean a super grimy shower before we put our tootsies in there. It’s gross.
Stove is in and the marble is grouted.
I love the marble it! LOVE IT! Maybe some year we will convert to a gas stove, which would be wonderful. We also got the fridge today. The kitchen is now functional and just needs small things done like some caulk lines and shoe molding… and the cabinet door do over 🙄
Tonight I get to be at the old house doing laundry, working and packing. Fun, fun!!