Counter Tops and Tubs are in Place

Today is the day when things are starting to really come together.  There was a flurry of activity going on at the house.  Counter-top installers, soffit going up on the back porch, plumbers moving the two claw-foot tubs into place and the stairs are looking better and better.

What a fantastic way to end the year.  Not moved in, but darn near close.  Tomorrow the heating contractor is coming out to check the heat pumps and see what is making the bills so high.  Then on Monday the flooring contractor will be coming and putting in the laminate flooring in the utility room and small 1/2 bath and finish up the master shower.  Plumbers and electricians will be in after that to install the water heater, cook top, oven, sinks and tubs and a bunch of other stuff.

How am I going to spend my New Years Day?  I will be staining stairs.  Now that aught to be a sight.  Lets hope I remember some of the stuff I learned watching This Old House, Norm Abrams, and various other DIY shows.  Plus if I reach way back to the late 70’s when I worked in a cabinet shop, I might remember a thing or two from then.

Now for some pictures.

Looking from the pantry toward the kitchen.  Waiting on the dishwasher & trash compactor
Looking from the pantry toward the kitchen. Waiting on the dishwasher & trash compactor
Looking toward the breakfast nook.  New counter tops and my cast iron sink
Looking toward the breakfast nook. New counter tops and my cast iron sink
Looking toward the soon to be oven and microwave
Looking toward the soon to be oven and microwave
This is our little sandwich board
This is our little sandwich board

Now for the baths.  Oh, and the faucets and chrome lines were just delivered by the UPS guy today.  Wahoo!!!!

The long tub in the main bath upstairs
The long tub in the main bath upstairs
The shorter tub in the guest suite
The shorter tub in the guest suite

This last picture is just for Jodi, my sweet co-worker that will be viewing this tomorrow.  My Christmas cactus still lives 🙂

This is for Jodi.  My Christmas Cactus finally bloomed after a year.  Lucky it thrives on neglect.
This is for Jodi. My Christmas Cactus finally bloomed after a year. Lucky it thrives on neglect.

More blog to come as this project gets closer and closer to completion.  I will have a hard time sleeping tonight.

Annie, the excited stair stainer 🙂

 

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3 thoughts on “Counter Tops and Tubs are in Place

  1. Jodi

    Oh my goodness! Your house is sooo beautiful! Great job on keeping that cactus alive, it looks great too… so happy for you, cant wait for the tour!!!

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