Yesterday marked one year since we closed on the house. Of course we're not anywhere near where I naively thought we would be by this point, but knowing what I know now, I think we've done pretty well for ourselves.
- Rewired the house
- Added CH/A, including the ductwork
- Built 2 fences
- Took the kitchen down to studs, including 7 layers of stubborn flooring and plaster out the wazoo
- Drywalled said kitchen and installed cabinets
- Installed new granite counters and tin backsplash
- Added all new appliances
- Refinished the floors and began new base shoe
- Painted 5 rooms so far
- Started work on the screen porch-- new coat of paint and the beginnings of a new ceiling
- Got a new roof
- Sealed the gaping holes in the floors that lead to the outside world
- Built trap doors to attic and crawl space
- And did all the other sundry crap that goes along with these things-- tested out 18 different methods for doing each project, fixed all the mistakes we made as we went, made a minimum of 4 trips to the hardware store for each project, and added some of the decorative details like new light fixtures and repurposed furniture
I think we've come a long way, learned a lot, and I'm pleased to say that we have a shit ton left to do.
There's painting the interior trim, and screening the porch, and painting the house, and replacing the window AC with an actual window, and repairing the hail-damaged ceilings and carport, and finishing the kitchen trim, and lining the chimney, and unpacking, and...