Thursday, May 31, 2018

another update on 209...Pictures from Hubby

I am down with my back injections and stress fracture in foot. Hubby went over to 209 to check up on things and mow. He decided the best way to keep me DOWN was to send pictures..LOL

Here is Hubby petting Charlotte with Rascal trying to get Hubby to throw the ball for him this morning while I was sitting with ice on my back.
Here is the house from the lane. Here is the two sections they missed when roofing that the carpenter found when he was checking on the skylight. They were finished this morning.
Here is the south garden

and here is the north garden including weeds not pulled due to finally getting rain.
 Then he went in the house and answered tons of questions and finally just called me as he didn't think to take the house binder with him.

Here is the mudroom. We decide based on costs to not redo the cistern so the hand pump at the sink will be removed and given back to the Amish seller.

This is standing in the middle of the kitchen/dining room area looking back towards the mudroom... doorways are to mudroom, upstairs east and west lofts with the archway to the front room to the right of staircase door way just out of range of the picture.

this is looking from staircase across the dining room,kitchen and down the hall to the laundry room.I love this , it really made a difference in light coming into that hall and into that section of kitchen. The frig will be to the right of this doorway.
and the French doors that they are still working out if the company that made it is going to fix it or replace it as there is a crack in the door at the very top that came from the factory that way.

Standing at the front room archway this will be the dining room window and past it to the kitchen door and south/north lofts staircase door.

This is my dining room ceiling that had a huge crack across it that is now taken care of.

This shows that dining room windows at another angle so you can also see my new sliding window that will be over my kitchen sink.

This is Hubby's favorite as he can see the kitchen sink window and the kitchen porch door... I have the bistro table and 2 swivel rockers sitting on that porch that he takes his breaks at.

This is the wall ALL the contractors tell each other to not even think of changing this wall layout. My pots and pans peg board on the left, outlet, gas range, outlet and light switches with a pot rack over the really has been the only thing I am not willing to change.

master bedroom off the left side of hall, the basement door is on the left side of the hall also but Hubby didn't get a take a picture of doors LOL

Laundry room.... this is at that very end of the hallway. There is a doorway to the left of this picture that goes into the bedroom so it might end up being part closet. I am waiting until the washer and dryer are in before I decide that one.

One side of the regular bathroom that is on the right side of the hall.

My soaker tub/ shower combo. The gap between the wall and tub in first pic is getting a slim pantry shelving unit on rolls to help with storage. Hubby or I will build it as we think we have enough scrap to do so.

one section of the front room, the drywall finisher wanted to know why there was so many holes on this was where the coat hooks hung for 18 people.

Boy did the head guy get twenty questions over ordering a 1 piece wheelchair shower, they usually come in 4 sections. His thoughts were sturdy as Hubby is not light weight even though it's for me in the future and something the could last 20 years...great thought but it barely made in into the front room and they having to take the bathroom door frame out to get it in the wheelchair bathroom.

Here is where that shower will go, water lines already ran.

last picture I got this morning...this is the wheelchair bathroom , the wall where the sink will be. You can see the doorway we closed off that went to the mudroom. They were checking to see where to put the toilet as the place where it was scheduled to go would cut through a main beam of the floor so I don't want that... It has to be set so I can get to it easily with a wheelchair. Carpenter suggested I get a small makeup vanity that I can wheel up to in this room as there is plenty of space for it.

Blessed Be

So many changes ...

that we feel like bouncing balls.

We got the garden in which was mostly tomatoes  except for some chives, garlic chives and the berry bushes.. Hubby will do that this weekend as I once again have a stress fracture in my foot...same place as 2 other times, my bones in my feet are closer together than they should be and very small ( I wear a 3 in children's shoes) and am going in for back injections.

At 209 I picked strawberries and cut rhubarb. Amish neighbor is going to pick the rest of the strawberries (her patch died and mine is going to rot before I get back due to back injections ). She is going to can (process) some of the berries in pints for us in exchange of giving her the berries.

Hubby called about windmill with pond aerator. He will go up later to pay for it so it can be started.... He also called about a dry hydrant for the pond ...a dry hydrant is where the fire truck can hook their pumper truck and suck water out of the pond to fight the fire. We live out in the country so there are not water hydrants. Our neighbor 2 houses down has one and gave us who to get call to get that rolling. He called about getting the main line from the septic to the county tile cleared of tree roots... this is the 2nd time he has called this company. If they don't respond by Friday he will be calling another company that is one town over from us. Trying to keep things local but if they don't answer and don't call back from messages you really can't do anything else.

Hubby is looking strongly at a portable welder, several of the Amish have asked him if he could provide this service for them as right now they are having to haul everything about 15 miles (usually hiring the transport of what ever) and the guy that was doing it retired. The welder he is looking at is at auction and has a diesel generator we could also use for the house. Especially since we have a 500 gal tank for diesel fuel , we could actually save money by having the diesel generator as we use street diesel (they have off road diesel fuel for a lot of farm equipment) and getting a diesel truck for Hubby after we move. He has several offers of hauling for people but needs  bigger truck... okay he needs a newer truck as this 1998 truck(2 engines and a transmission later) is a worn out baby and needs replaced... even as we have scheduled brakes to be put on it on Friday.

We have been getting a lunch from the local store for our lunches when at 209. Hubby decided that he wanted to only buy one meal and split it but get a side salad or coleslaw to split also. I've great with that. It will save us money.

We are "snacking" for our dinner/supper so I told him I wanted to prep things we could snack on that was healthy since we are just too tired to cook (sometimes too tired to eat) and ice cream from DQ or eating tortilla chips has been  the answer. Not a great way to keep up the energy we are burning.

I've been to the store three times this month... and Hubby picked up milk and bread once... Still with paying for the eating out from the grocery budget we are still UNDER budget.

I also cut rhubarb here and some garlic scapes.

Blessed Be