Unless, of course, you're excited to hear about shingles, or trenches, or those little switch boxes our electrician has nailed randomly around The House.
WHICH, by the way, is becoming more real, although it's still far from livable. And I'm not sure when it WILL be livable because the construction industry in this area is governed by snails, AKA contractors, who always seem to have another job that they MUST finish before starting on, or finishing, ours.
So we wait.
And tear up with joy when we find an actual work vehicle parked on our property, with actual work people, who are actually working.
And (dare we hope) we might have electric power soon. Maybe within (gasp!) a few days. (How naive were WE, to expect power to be wired onto our property from an existing power pole that sits capably across the street, in the same year we request it?)
A couple of posts ago, when I mentioned we might be painting by late November ..... Let's all have a good laugh. How silly. Now we're thinking January. But we'll see.
We met with Eric -- Awesome Cabinet Maker from Spokane, recommended by Favorite-First-Son-Who-Knows-This-Stuff. Eric delivers all the way down here. And he is making our cabinets! Or at least he will ... make .... our .... cabinets ..... someday.
I don't mean to sound cynical because truthfully, I'm not. Life is great! And we are excited. So rather than cynical, let's just say I'm anxious for each new stage of the building process. I JUST wanted to see the house started and as soon as it was started, I wanted walls, and as soon as there were walls, I wanted windows and a roof, and now there are windows and a roof, and I just want doors! How wonderful it will be to have doors to lock it up securely! And THEN I'll want that boring wiring and plumbing to be DONE because they're ... boring, and life will be perfect when we FINALLY get siding and sheetrock ....
Anyway, you get the picture.
|Should've got over to get this pic sooner, before the sand pile arrived. It's for the future pavers that will comprise the driveway and sidewalk.|
|Rear view and another sand pile awaiting a gazillion more pavers.|
|Future patio. We have no plans to landscape beyond the rock wall perimeter. It will be au naturale. And if there are any remaining funds, there'll be a hot tub on the patio, outside the slider door, toward the edge of the rock wall by the trees.|
And that's all for now.
Oh, and by the way -- Merry Christmas!