Some people have wondered where I've been lately.
Well, Kathy and I moved to Parsonsfield Maine in February (from Florida).
The house needed/needs a lot of work, but it's really well built and we love the location.
We've been working hard on it for months now.
You can see some of the progress here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...25.769929635&type=1&l=4674a2898e
We still have more to do (as shown below). Once it's done we hope/plan to hold some Piano Forums Piano Parties!
The house is now officially driving us nuts.
We are running out of time and still have lots to do before the rugs come on June 3 and the appraiser comes on June 4 (that's only a week from Monday and Tuesday respectively).A Partial List of Remaining Projects:
Paint our bedroom (Kathy's working on that today)
Paint the walls and trim in the front bedroom (front garage room) (I'm starting on that today)
Clean and paint the floor in the front bedroom (so we can put an area rug down)
Paint the walls, trim, and ceiling in the library
Paint the kitchen, living room, and bedroom in the downstairs "guest suite".
Install the floor in the downstairs kitchen
Install the floor in the foyer
Paint the ceiling in the upstairs hall
Paint the ceiling in the foyer
Put up blinds in the downstairs rooms
Install the cabinets in the downstairs kitchen
Mow the 3 acres of lawn, again
Finish planting the garden And the Contractors Still Have To:
Install trim around doors they installed
Cut giant hole in concrete wall of downstairs bedroom
Install code approved egress window in downstairs bedroom
Set up generator
Wire generator to house power supply
Install lights, south side of house (where there are just bare wires now)
Install additional hard-wired smoke/fire alarms
Dig trench from back left corner of house across driveway for gas line (for big tank going in for generator)
MONDAY JUNE 3, the carpets go down in the office, downstairs living room, and downstairs bedroom (and possibly in the library)
TUESDAY JUNE 4, the bank appraiser comes back to see if everything is done properly, and to determine if his initial appraisal (based on the finished work) holds up
END OF MAY, START OF JUNE? The code enforcer/inspector has to come out for a final inspection.
JUNE 5, KATHY, KIRBY, AND I ALL COLLAPSE AND SLEEP FOR THREE DAYS STRAIGHT!