The closer we get to getting into this house, the more our “patient approach” goes out the window. I should say My “patient approach”. Ken has never been patient about this.
We are currently at a stage that all the windows are in. Insulation CHECK, Drywall CHECK. We even ALMOST have a tub put in.
Primer CHECK. But right now everything is waiting for the floor sander polisher to do his thing. The cabinets are due to be installed on the 16th, however the countertop for the island will not be ready. …. Largely because we had not been paying attention, or making decisions promptly.
We are going to do a concrete countertop, to match the floor.
This is the lovely plumbing that our son Dylan has done, with Ken’s help. These are all of the pipes for the in floor heat. And here is Dylan with the ever clever Talon who likes to climb. Here he is at 18 months, climbing this high…. wondering what he will be climbing at 2? He apparently did a 3 KM hike last weekend and ran all the way.
So back to the house, and while the inside is going very slowly, the outside is moving along. We are using corrugated metal up 6 feet, and grey smooth stucco above that. We are trying to make our house less attractive to burning embers.
The metal has not been completed at the back……..since we have not yet chosen our doors for the back.
So between when I started writing this and now, the kitchen cabinets have been moved back to October 19th, so the counter top has been moved back further as well, because the cabinets have to be in before the measure for the concrete countertops.
The weather has turned foggy, but still not that cold, we feel fortunate because the average first frost in our area is October 1st. WE just do not want to spend any part of winter in this motorhome!
We have harvested a lot of tomatoes and have them in the basement. To ripen gradually….. however the basement is not cool at present, so they are ripening too fast. So I am having to find things to do with them FAST.
Lots being made in to Tomato Pesto.
But still lots in the garden, so glad we have not had frost yet.
AND CHECK OUT THESE BEETS!! Our Borsch is much paler than usual.
And this picture below is from the backside of our mountain, our rock club has a place they go up there, and the view from the other side is pretty spectacular as well.
So that’s all for now folks….
Much love to all from Janet, Tucker and the rather un… patient Ken