What I've been doing the past couple months

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Wow, nice home. Much larger than your earlier posts indicated. Good for you. Beautiful property and a stately home. Very nice.

Well, to be honest about it- I told my wife when we started looking at plans, to pick out whatever she likes up to 2000 square feet. I was working a lot and basically lost interest quickly. I’d be on the couch at night (dozing) and she would try to show me plans. I’d say it is fine every time 😂 So she picked this one… finally. I thought it was 2000 feet. One day the contractor told me we needed to order the flooring since it was probably going to take a while to get it. He told me to order for 2400 square feet plus another hundred for waste. I told him he was wrong. He told me he had measured it and was right. So when I went home, I asked my wife how big the house was. She said that I wasn’t interested in looking, so when she showed me the blueprint and I said fine, she told the contractor that was the one she wanted. Wife 1- me 0.
 

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You know how homebuilding works. Take the highest estimate and the longest time frame... Add $5,000.00 and two months and you should be pretty close. ;)
 
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That looks great! Thanks for all the pictures.

It’s funny, I was looking at the picture of the septic tank, but reading the caption about storage for the wife’s stuff… didn’t scroll down and actually see the building coming off the trailer. :)
 
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I moved 2 of my 500 gallon LP tanks to the new house yesterday and hooked them up. These are for the house. I tried to buy a 1000 gallon tank, but evidently they are another victim of the Covid shutdown. No propane outfit would sell me one, so I took 2 of my 500's and ran underground from the house regulator to the tanks. I put a "tee" in the line and also installed separate shut-off valves. A few days ago, I poured 2 pads for the shop A/C unit and 3rd doorway (which hasn't been cut in yet), my wife's she-shed entrance, and for the condenser units for the house. Small projects, but my back hurt that night. Getting old...
 

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It has been slow lately (meaning NO progress). Finally things are working out. I now have the wood ceilings in, can lights installed and working, most of the flooring laid, my window that I have been waiting on since April delivered and installed- so the last siding is now finally installed too. Painting nearly done. Cabinets set. Interior doors and all trim delivered as of today. Master shower tile being installed. Front porch and gable ready for the stonework. Way behind schedule but finally moving again.
 

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Thanks for the update. I didn’t see this until today. Sorry to hear you haven’t made much progress lately.

That is what our contractor is telling us, that he hates waiting on stuff like windows. I think he ordered all the windows way back when just so we wouldn’t have to wait.

How much longer do you think until everything is finished?
 
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Well, after I posted this- things went to overdrive for a couple weeks. All the baseboard and trim is installed, doors are all installed, flooring is now done, master shower is done (other than waiting on the doors to arrive), and they are finishing the garage sheetrock as we speak (first sanding). Lot more caulking/painting has been done. New guesstimate is mid-January. Still waiting on all of our countertops so that the plumber can finish up his part.

P.S. we ordered out windows in March. The window company messed up our order and we got 3 windows that don't go anywhere in our house. They told us to keep them, throw them away, whatever. They don't want them back. All our windows and siding are done now, finally.
 
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3 weeks later. Today saw the appliances begin to get installed. Shower doors installed. A lot of cleanup going on. We are getting close to moving in.
 

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Can't tell from the photo is that shower a composite material or actual tile and grout. Asking because I'm going to redo our
master walk in shower and have been thinking of some of the solid sheet material to reduce cleaning chores.
It looks nice!
 
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Can't tell from the photo is that shower a composite material or actual tile and grout. Asking because I'm going to redo our
master walk in shower and have been thinking of some of the solid sheet material to reduce cleaning chores.
It looks nice!
For the first time ever for us, we used tile and grout. No particular reason other than she saw these tiles and wanted them.
 
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That looks awesome! My wife picked out a fridge similar to yours. The style with the 4 doors. It looks like you've put a lot of thought into the finishing details. Like the millwork around the front door. It's nice but not old fashioned. Great job!
 
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And a water heater, and cabinet pulls today.
 

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