We are in!

What a mess.... we are "in" the new house, but one delay after another has us still as squatters in the backyard.

Kitchen (but there is the BBQ and a hose outside)

Working complete bathroom (today the toilets go in, so we will have one bathroom that is 100% usable! ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO!)

Floors (the worst part because we can't really use the house until the floors happen. We HAD a couple pallets of bamboo strand, it was supposed to be installed last Monday, but it was defective in the clic part. THEN we had some maple, but they sent 2 different manufactureres that weren't compatable. As I type this a third attempt is being delivered.... if this doesn't work, I will be at my wit's end. On the bright side, finally as of this morning we have vinyl in the washrooms, and the cork in the bedrooms went down fast and easy.Moving the beds into the house was a real treat. Yay for floors!)

Window trim and baseboards (no foreseeable timeline for the finishing work.... oh well)

As for decluttering, I have been living as an extreme minimalist since the 25th.

Outside kitchen... kind of fun for the summer, I have to admit. In fact, I am tempted to cook like this every summer. A couple boxes of vital kitchen stuff, BBQ, microwave, kettle, hose and fridge. Hey, that' pretty civilized really!

Clothing is still the stuff in the suitcases that I packed the day before we moved. Like travelling, it's a hand-wash-then-hang situation until the washer and dryer get hooked up.

OH WAIT! Now the 20 year old hot water tank is leaking! Surprise! I guess that is another thing to add to the list.

Books. Sorry, they are all packed.

TV. Nope, it's not plugged in, I think it's in the garage, but not totally sure. Strangely, I'm not missing it thanks to the laptop and internet connection.

This experience has been valuable for identifying the difference between a want and a need.

1 comment:

Jennye said...

This will all be awesomely funny when you look back and are writing your memoirs.... :)