Week four...

Week four gave us a few more things to cross off the punch list...
  • finish painting upstairs, walls, trim, doors, hallway
  • install new light fixtures upstairs and downstairs
  • fix all cracks and openings in attic- blow in insulation 
  • paint the railing going down the stairs
  • paint the entire downstairs including the laundry room
  • paint the fireplace
  • install new door leading to garage and front door
  • move existing exterior faucet and reroute to the atrium
  • putty/sand weird opening to vanity area
  • have electrician out to check kitchen wires and rewire the breaker box
  • tile laundry room
  • fix door frame for new front door (to be installed in two weeks)
  • install alarm system
  • get an exterminator out to spray
  • hang new mailbox
  • build out desk area in living room and paint
  • remove slider door and replace with double french doors and a door that the dogs can go through to get to the atrium area
  • build shelves in the entry closet to house extra kitchen small appliances
  • install pedestal sink and toilet in the downstairs 1/2 bath
  • install new light fixtures downstairs
  • build out laundry room/install sink
  • hang new exterior lights and house numbers 
  • build and install exterior shutters and corbels
  • install sprinkler system in the atrium area and front beds
  • put in new water heater
  • landscape atrium and front beds
  • install new flex-pipe in laundry room and additional pipe for utility sink
  • Landscape and new front flagstone stoop 
  • replace switches, plugs & covers
  • fix drywall in garage and paint
  • fix drywall patches in bedrooms and living room

In other news, the cabinets for the kitchen will be ordered today.  It was a bit of a nightmare to find a reliable contractor with a good reputation.  The cabinets are 38 days out, and that combined with flooring being 30 days out will give us a projected move in date of August 1st.   A month later than planned, but that is how these things go.  Glitches and hiccups are the norm.  

We did get our PB entry light installed last night.  I love the look, but am a bit disappointed in the "solidness" of the piece.  It's a bit flimsy and the mounting is questionable. 

Travis is installing drywall in the bathrooms today and the tiling will begin after next week.  Once they are put back together we can focus on building out the desk and shelves downstairs.  We can begin some of the laundry room build, but most of that will have to wait until we have the washer and dryer in place.  Travis will be working on exterior shutters and corbels for the front, along with the open shelving and corbels for the kitchen.  I am super excited to share our range hood plans- and I have a fellow fav blogger to thank for that.  

We also opted to change out all of the front windows with Pella crank windows.  They are high efficiency, but will still have the charm of the original windows.  They should be in by the end of the month.  

Travis goes back to work tomorrow night so I am taking next week to focus on some summer fun with the kids, lots of pool time, movies and reading.  Hunter is still working on math and we have added in a lot of history for the summer.  I love the flexibility homeschooling has given us!  

I'm off to meet up with the president of the garden club this morning.  She has a plant for us and I wanted her to meet Sara since we will both be attending meetings/outings.   

Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all that we are doing :)
Happy Thursday y'all!


  1. I have been following all the work on Instagram.

    You have been BUSY!

  2. Y'all are making lots of progress. I like the light fixture but I understand when it doesn't meet what you expect. Did that make sense? ;o)

    1. The way the cover attached to the base is skimpy at best. We had to secure it with screws after it fell off the ceiling!


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