October 1, 2013 - this should appear under the April 1, 2014 post - but I can't seem to figure out how to do that!!
Once again, I have let the blog slide for weeks with no reports from me! I have continued to take pictures,so I will attempt to bring everyone up to date. Pressure is mounting, since we must obtain a mortgage to pay off the construction loan by end of November. In order to get a mortgage, the house has to be liveable - at least a functioning kitchen and bathroom, plumbing and electrical - all that good stuff. We have been making great strides towards that goal.
-We buried the electrical lines from the pole to the house, got it inspected, and finally Detroit Edison came out and connected our lines up to the pole. Woot woot! Dan's temporary power pole can come down. No more long electrical lines from the temporary pole into the house!
-All dry wall installed, finished, and primed!
-Repair work to the old house's plaster has been done. Now, we are priming those walls.
-Both garages painted. Garage doors installed.
-New shutters installed on front windows.
-took old front door trim down in preparation for installing new pillasters and header. Yikes - bad brick work behind that peeling trim. Been waiting for our bricklayer to come back and work another miracle - trouble contacting him. Hopefully, he'll show up soon.