Thursday, May 04, 2006

Extended deadline

I just thought I would hurry and blog for a moment and update the progress on the new house. I haven't taken any pictures for a couple weeks because I get too discourage. I will start taking more as it comes together. Our goal is to have all the 'tearing' out phase down at the end of the week. Then I am sure it will look better the next time I go. We have also re-designed a few things do to cost expenditures.

ANYWAY....

All the carpet is out. The granite rock at the doorway is gone. Jake is tearing down another wall tonight to extend and make a walk in closet and a bigger master bath. One of the walls is tore apart downstairs to expand and make the windows bigger (and safer). Older houses in Idaho have this thing with windows that don't open in the basement. DUH! The kitchen and living room is all cleaned up and ready to start putting together.

Now the hard part comes. Jake is taking on the chore of building the cabinets and cupboards and all of that. Obviously we had to extend our deadline and push it back to June 15th. I am expecting the 30th to be honest but I have to have high hopes of it being done on the 15th. Luckily no one had rented the townhouse and we were able to stay!

Jake is back to his normal "work" schedule. It's crazy and I feel really bad for him. He works from 7 am to midnight almost everynight. Cruz went to bed really early last night (due to lack of napping the last couple days and staying up late the night before) and he didn't even see his dad. He is really a daddy's boy and has a hard time when he isn't there. He woke up a little before Jake came home that night and I put him in our bed and he was so EXCITED to lay by his dad. The little things really matter.

4 comments:

Min said...

Good luck with everything on the house. Construction always takes longer than they say. Hope that you will be in it in June!

Bonny Brae said...

whew! that does sound like a lot of work, but it'll be worth it in the end. Good luck!

Alice & Dale said...

good luck. wish we were there to help.

Phoebe said...

I don't envy you right now, but I am sure I will be full of envy when you are in a fabulous newly renovated home!