GUTTING OUR NEW HOUSE AND HANGING ON TO OUR BUDGET FOR DEAR LIFE
Mar 2014

The Countertop Tops Off The Kitchen

We got our countertop and tiles! Still waiting on the faucet and plates for the plugs.
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A few other things that have been done since we moved in…

Doorknobs are on front and back doors.
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(Back door still to be painted.)
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Doorknobs are on all interior doors.
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And TP holders finally got put in today!! Who knew I’d miss them so?
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Still TBD
Plumber to hook up kitchen sink and dishwasher (hopefully tomorrow)
Central Air guy to finish putting in grilles
Painter to do a final coat and touchups wherever necessary once we’re ready
Electrician to put up our lighting once we choose what we want
White Hunter Douglas Renditions Blinds are on order - for every window except the mudroom and kitchen. Hope we like them!
LC to finish up anything that’s outstanding

In the Meantime
We’re sorting through boxes and making lots of donations to the local library and Salvation Army
We’re making a list of a few things LC needs to finalize or tweak
We’re calling MVP Mom and borrowing whatever we need whenever we need it
We’re looking forward to having our first home-cooked meal in our home sweet home Happy





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Belated Posts

Been blogging since moving day, but haven’t had a chance to post them until now. Feel free to scroll back and catch up.
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Not Enough Days In Our First Weekend

Garbage goes out tonight! And it can’t go out without a garbage pail. Who knew there’d be so many to choose from and so many with not-so-great reviews on the web? We ended up buying one to tide us over and borrowed one from MVP Mom who continues to earn a ton of MVP points.
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Props to Sis for bringing her daughter over today. (Such a cutie!) Extra Props to sis’s significant other for helping move our heavy living room furniture around. And Belated Props to Friday’s Verizon guy for showing us the Aquarium Ambience channel. All colorful fishies all the time - everything a baby girl would (and does) love.
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p.s. We found the tv remote in a box the moving guys marked BOOKS. Not a single book in the box. Go figure.

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A Few Pics

With boxes everywhere, there are only a few rooms that are close to looking like actual rooms. Here’s a peek:

Master bedroom (note the temporary paper blinds. Aren’t they fabulous?):
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Guest Bedroom #1 (still awaiting a door knob. Not to mention guests)
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Office. (hooked up to the web and running smoothly)
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First Day

We’re home!! But there’s no time to celebrate - much to be done. Today consists of an insurance inspection, a long visit from the Verizon guy (it took about 7 hours to hook us up), LC putting in some door knobs and window screens, and search parties that involve many boxes and begin with the words “Where’s the…..?” Not every search party is successful. Tv remote, where are you?
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Moving Day!!!!

Today we bid adieu to a cute little apartment that’s smack in the middle of NYC and yet the quietest place I’ve ever lived in. Goodbye, apartment. And goodbye couch. (Special thanks to the super who offered to take the couch and air conditioners off my hands.)
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Tonight we say hello to our new home!!! Yayyyyy! (Special thanks to the plumber who was putting in our bathroom sink faucets as we were moving in. Running water is a good thing.)
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A Minor Break In The Flow

In between packing and working, we got a call from LC. There’s an issue with the bathroom sink faucet we chose.

As you can see, it has a high spout.
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Turns out the mirror over the vanity upstairs is so low, the spout would hit it.
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We’re waiting to see if this one is available.:
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In the meantime, LC is looking for others he’d recommend and we’re considering this one as a backup, tho we’ll probably get different handles:
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Now, back to packing...
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Getting Closer

Fridge is in, trim is on cabinets (upper side panels still on order)
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Oven, over-the-range microwave and dishwasher are in (oven isn’t pushed back in place yet)
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Handles are on drawers (knobs are still on order)
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Dining room is finally empty of all tools and equipment
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Sink, countertop, and shower doors are in the downstairs bathroom
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Sink, countertop, and shower doors are in the upstairs bathroom
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Washer and dryer are in and waiting to be hooked up
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We're In The Home Stretch

Foyer
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Living Room
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Living Room/Foyer/Dining Room
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Downstairs Bathroom
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Dining Room/Kitchen
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Mudroom
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Going Upstairs
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Upstairs Hallway
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Office
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Guest Bedroom #1
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Main Bedroom
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Guest Bedroom #2
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Upstairs Bathroom
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Going Downstairs
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And Back to Foyer
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