|This is the view from my bedroom door. Most of the|
house is pretty well gutted!
|This is my kitchen, most of which is on wheels|
so it can move around as construction demands.
|This is the laundry/utility area with the new gas furnace|
installed. The gas water heater is to be installed in the next
day or so and eventually the closet will be finished off as
the orange portion of my rainbow home.
|I am cooking my first dinner on my new gas cooktop.|
I also have seven jars of sprouts in various stages
of growth which I am rinsing.
|They were very yummy crimini mushrooms!|
So we are all cozy in our little studio apartment, and thankfully still have access to the kitchen and laundry out in the main part of the house (except during certain construction phases when my bedroom door gets covered with plastic and we are "locked up"). My gas cooktop was put in this week and hooked up on Friday evening, so last night I sauteed mushrooms for my first adventure on it and that went really well. I think everyone who has told me how much I will enjoy the cooktop are right and once things settle down (that will happen, won't it?!), I look forward to being able to learn to cook properly.
Anyway, the roof disaster means that the six of us have moved earlier (and faster) into my bedroom which has now become a mini-studio apartment. We are now living in about 331 sq ft. The room is long and narrow which makes the sorting of it a challenge (30' x 11'), but we are managing fairly comfortably, and since this is also the only place in the house with any insulation, we are appreciating its warmth!
|The view from my desk which (the view that is)|
now magnificent! Thanks, Kathy!
|This shows the length of our studio. Sasha loves to|
sleep and relax on my piano keyboard.
|Poosa likes the fact that she can now get up on my bed!|
|This is the new look to the south side of my home!|
Another big event this week was the final filling of the utility trench and the re-landscaping of the south side of my yard from front to back. The area which had been grass (and not very good grass at that) has now become a giant bed since the grass was really toasted after all the digging not only for the utility trench but also for the downspout drainage. My best friend, Kathy, owns a nursery and she found plants to put in it (she doesn't have huge stock at this time of year, but I got what she did have) and she also ordered some winter color for me in terms of pansies and primroses, so I now have lovely views where just a short while ago there were hazardous ugly trenches and dirt mounds. The change is really heartening and helps me to realize that sometime my interior will be similarly transformed.
This is the view of the south side from my backyard.
My wonderful outside shower is shown as well. This bed
will be getting lots more plants as winter ends, but it is
already a vast improvement!
I think that is about it for the remodel update for this Sunday. I've picked a bunch of photos to put into this post but there are even more at the remodel link at the top of this page if you are interested.
|The utilities are nearly done. The electric meter should be|
moved in the next day or two and soon also the phone. Then
all my utilities will be underground.