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We went up to the house on Saturday to see if any progress had been made. And...there is some. The floor has been completely installed (with the replacement floorboards), and that means the baseboard trim could be installed also. (No photos, though, because it's all covered with paper for protection). Unhappy ETA And...it turns out the floors are having problems (which we couldn't see because of the paper) and a rep for the company is coming out to meet with the contractor (and with Britt) tomorrow, sigh. But it's looking like all the floors are going to need to be replaced, again, and that is going to push things even farther out. Hopefully we will be able to move in by our closing date, 3 months+ into the future, but that is not a given!

The mirrors are up in the bathroom, though alas, we realized that the countertop color we chose doesn't look that great with the wood trim. Though that's just looking at the bit of sink backsplash since the counter and vanity drawers are all still clad in protective foam - hopefully it will look better when it's all visible. The kitchen backsplash and trim has been removed in preparation for replacing it with a slightly different arrangement; it had been installed without reference to our design plan, and the designer asked us to redesign it anyway because she didn't think it looked good, so we came up with a new plan and I guess that's what they've started in on.

But we've had a lot of snow, which has been great for skiing, and helping with our drought conditions, but not so great for getting our exterior hardscaping done. Which means that our steps and patio aren't safe to use without a lot of care (the flagstones are arranged but not cemented) and so they can't bring in the appliances. Most of the lighting fixtures and fans are also not yet installed, though some switches have been added.

I looked around and I said, "This doesn't look even close to being done!"

Britt looked around and said, "The things that are left will go fast once they can be done!"

So I don't know! BUT! I'm posting today because there is important news on the second half of the equation of us moving: WE SOLD OUR CURRENT HOUSE!!!!!

Okay, actually we just put it under contract today. So not "sold" yet, really, but I'm pretty sure this will go through; the couple we sold to are super nice and our house's idiosyncrasies, the things we did in remodeling to suit us but which wouldn't necessarily suit others, match their needs. (Like for example, we have a loft master bedroom/bath, and then a guest bedroom below, but because the loft is so open it's not suitable for a couple with a child, or someone who wants a roommate.) Best of all, because they haven't sold their own home yet (it's out in the country, and they want to move to town) and need the proceeds to afford another house, they were happy to set the closing date in mid-April, which gives us a lot of flexibility for our new house being finished and habitable and being able to choose when to move in (and so not have to move during a snowstorm, for example). If they don't sell their house, we'll carry the note (so they pay us directly rather than a bank) for a year, which is fine with us since the house money isn't critical for us and hey, we'll get interest.

So things are happening, but not immediately, which is about the perfect situation!

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Date: 2019-01-08 11:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ambyr
Congrats!

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Date: 2019-01-09 12:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] musesfool
Oh no about the floors! But yay on going to contract and having the timing work for you!

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Date: 2019-01-08 11:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yhlee
Congratulations on selling your house!!! I'm glad things are progressing (even if slowly) and that things are looking up.

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Date: 2019-01-09 12:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yhlee
Oh man, sympathies on the flooring! I hope delays are as minimal as possible under the circumstances.

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Date: 2019-01-09 05:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hamsterwoman
Yay for selling the house! I hope the floor issue can be fixed without impacting your timeline.

Hooray on temporal juggling

Date: 2019-01-09 06:12 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Handful of cooked green beans in a Japanese soup bowl (green beans)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
...maintaining the ability to live in a house while selling it and while building another is no mean feat.

I'm glad Britt is there to provide optimism. Building is hard.

Re: Hooray on temporal juggling

Date: 2019-01-09 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Congratulations on the sale, and our hope that the delayed closing date will allow you to move into the new home by April.
Meanwhile here is a 1948 movie hit you should watch, "Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House" (you can order the DVD). it came out when I was a teenage soldier. I believe it started in 1946 as a book, "Mr. Blandings Builds a Castle" and I read about it in Reader's Digest, but I may misremember..... Love, Dad

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