The contractor finished his set-up work yesterday — finish work, is what we’ve decided it is. He fixed all of the doors (they kinda get off balance when the house is moved and set), finished the carpeting where it wasn’t done, got the ceiling fans working (mild wobbles now), added the beam to cover the seams in the ceiling and fixed the dining room wall (where it broke in transit) so it is amazing!
Our living room went from this:
taped & mudded
painted & textured
Ah, what a relief it is! The “hard” part for ME gets a big DONE stamp!
The contractor said the kids’ rooms were finished and they could move their stuff in. Our oldest went right up to the house and camper and got her prized books and drawing binder and moved them into her new room! It was so cute to see! Then, the youngest Miss went up to the camper and got her coloring books and moved them into her room. hehe You think they’re ready for a home of our own?
JD started digging the holes for the septic tank today. He got the 2 holes that the county inspectors need to come out to look at finished AND he nearly finished a 6′ x 6′ x 11′ hole that the septic tank will go into! He installed alternative wastewater treatment systems for 5+ years here in this part of the world (before we moved to Utah), so he’s pretty knowledgeable about these types of things (whew). He said once he dug the example holes, and found that the digging was pretty darned easy (i.e. no rock shelf like his mom lives on, up the hill from us), he knew that we could go with a conventional septic system and not an alternative (read: $$$) one. I gotta tell you, when he told me that, I was *beyond elated.* Now, it’s just a matter of him doing all of the pipe work, setting the tank, digging the drain field and getting the county to come out and make sure all is well with what we want to do.
AND, the AC was installed today! woo hoo – life is definitely getting better!
Next for this mom is Father’s Day – we have a great plan for what to get the dad-person (shhh, it’s a secret!).
And the only thing that’s “hugely” left for the house (does that make any sense?) is for the carpet installers to come out and install the carpet in the living room. Once that’s done, our lives will go into high-gear to get stuff moved in!
I’m ready. I’m beyond ready. Just another week or two!
We will still have to wait on the contractor(s) for the warranty work — like cutting a hole in my bedroom wall for the closet door and some holes in the floor. We don’t have to wait on them, though, because we’re READY!