Monday, September 5, 2011

Now Get Back to Work

Tom and I bring a new meaning to the phrase "stay-cation" For us, our vacation meant working harder than we work at work. But we got a lot done.

Almost all the wiring in the house is done. We have a couple last things to do (the sconce in the downstairs bathroom, the laundry room outlet, lights outside) but everything else is done. I hope to install the fuse box next weekend, and hook up all the wiring I've been running.

All the trim on the outside of the house is back in place. The band board on the west side, and one small piece of trim, are still not there, and there is a piece of missing bandboard in the front - but everything else is in place. The house is ready to have the painting finished.

We cleaned up the house and the site. All the plaster we removed is gone, the house is mostly organized, and all the roofing debris has been either removed, or raked up into piles to be removed. And Lisa stopped by yesterday and spent some more time scrapping paint in the dining room, so the dining room woodwork is nearing the point where we can finish it.

Still no building paper on the roof, though. We brought two rolls up to the roof, and decided we just weren't up for risking our lives climbing around up there. So that is still on the "to do" list, hopefully to get done by someone other than us. We have one estimate for finishing the roofing, but as that estimate was kind of outrageous, we are going to get some others.

We need to get the new water service brought to the house, and get the gas meter installed so we can hook up the gas.

We need to do the front retaining wall and walkway, so we can fill in the front yard and do some landscaping. And we need to build the porches.

And we need to install a heating system. We're now thinking we'll do a gas fireplace in the front room to heat that space, and then radiators in the bedrooms, kitchen and dining room.

Oh, and there's lots of plaster to patch, every room needs to be painted, and the floors need to be refinished. We need to finish the stripping of the woodwork so we can shellack it.

And then we'll be done. And ready to turn our attention back to the Delaney House.

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