An Overdue House Update

by zesty on November 23, 2009 · 8 comments

Happy Monday!  I know this is long overdue but I thought what better way to start the week with a quick house update as to how things are progressing.  Our move in date has been solidified as December 10th.  Kind of exciting for sure… but still a bit of work left to do.  With literally three weeks left to go we have to be sure to have everything ready to go on our side to avoid slow downs.  The big question mark is the kitchen.  It is supposed to arrive late this week which if it happens we are in decent shape.

I have the appliances slated to be delivered on Nov 27th.  We need the cook top on site for the cabinet guys to measure for the counter top.  Here is a rough list of what is on the schedule for this week below.

Upcoming this week

  1. Complete Hardwood Flooring Upstairs
  2. Start on the baseboard
  3. Install Fireplace and propane line for cook top
  4. Continue painting trim work
  5. Continue work on the lighting
  6. Install tub and faucets
  7. Wrap pillar in main entry with wood
  8. Complete decking out front
  9. Kitchen arrival

Still outstanding we have the main floor stairs as well as the stair railing.  I am heading over to see the railing people later this morning to make sure they can build the steel railing with a glass insert.  This is my fault if they can’t as I left this to the last minute.  Hopefully they can pull through for me!

I took a bunch of pictures yesterday for you but I am not sure how great they turned out.  It is kind of hard to visualize what rooms are what without seeing actually stuff in the room.  So I apologize in advance if these look just like a construction site.

Some of the decisions we went with thus far:

  1. Solid Hardwood Floor Upstairs ( Cappuccino )
  2. Torly’s Laminate Concrete Tile on the Main Floor
  3. Ceramic Tile in Mudroom, entry way, laundry and all washrooms
  4. Peter Kohler Windows ( grrrrr to that decision so far )
  5. Moen Taps for showers/ tubs and sinks

Not the real door knob


A shot of the play room floor on the main level


Dining room.... looking out


A look into zesty's kitchen


A close look at the mudroom tile


The kitchen pantry


A peek into the family room


From the stairs... a look into the family room again


From the stairs... a look into the kitchen again


The upstairs hallway.... how exciting


The free standing tub that cause a little bit of grief but not much


A bedroom shot with dill pickle on the walls


A close look at the thermostat


A bedroom shot with Catepillar Construction Yellow on the walls


A close look at the torly's laminate concrete tiles

A Recap of Zesty’s Live Food Demo

As I mentioned briefly on Friday I was speaking to a group about cooking and Christmas.  My chosen topic was “Not so Traditional Food Ideas”.   I had a lot of fun and the crowd was great.  Around 200 people were there to listen to zesty.  As I was in the kitchen prepping  – I thought to myself…  I hope this turns out OK.  I will share the full recap of the demo tomorrow and share with you a super simple twist on a great holiday treat!

Have an awesome Monday and let me know if you have any questions.

Take care


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