I've been working on some dolls for a big sale the first weekend in December. They've been a nice diversion from working at the house!
I've also been busy on my projects for Black Cat Crossing coming near the end of the month. It starts on the 20th! My day is the 24th, so be sure and join us to see what we've come up with!
Now for the Hill Country House! We are making progress.
1.I got a floor laid (yes, I did it myself!) in the new laundry room just in time for the washer and dryer to be delivered! The grout needed time to cure, so I was sweating getting it finished in time!
2. The washer and dryer were delivered.
3. We signed up with an internet provider and now have internet!
4. I painted the large open area that contains the living room, dining room, entry, and sitting area except for the walls near the fireplace where I need a scaffolding. (Ignore the cardboard on the floor! Remember there is hardwood going down when all this is finished!) Because the entry had new dry wall, I need a second coat on this wall.
5. I painted the pantry and small back entry.
6. I painted the kitchen island cabinets.
7. I met with the countertop installers to discuss problems with the installation. That is holding up all the other work that was scheduled to be done. They have already come out once to "fix" it, but it is not right yet. (I have left the protective plastic on until they have finished their work. Remember that stone will go on the walls including the half wall under the penninsula.)
8.The flooring has been delivered.
9.The Vent-a-Hood has been delivered and should be installed this weekend.
10.We have someone lined up to make the vent surround. After this the limestone can be put up and then the floor can go down!
11. We had a level concrete "pad" poured so we can have a propane tank! (No city gas lines up on this hill!) Can you see that at one end the slab is about 3' thick?
This weekend I have an office, bathroom, and bedroom to paint along with a second coat in the entryway and climbing a scaffolding so I can paint in the high areas.