Thursday, October 23, 2014

Two Months

It's hard to believe that we've only owned our house for two months. It feels much longer than that but I suppose that's because we first looked at it in May. It wasn't until mid-June that we would know if it was for sale, and at least another month before we were able to do an inspection. 

So although we've only owned our home for two months, we've 'known' her for almost six. 

I forgot to mention in my previous posts that I haven't set foot inside the house since the floor re-finishers began sanding the floors several weeks ago. All of the pictures I've posted on sanded floors are pictures that Mike has taken to 'show' me updates. 

He took the above photo of the center hall stairs while standing outside the front door. If you recall from the initial house tour post, the stair treads had been painted white. 

This is an updated photograph of the downstairs bathroom. I'm happy to have these beautiful wide plank pine floors out from under all that vinyl and plywood. 

The living room (playroom), which is off of the kitchen in the back ell of the house, was also sanded. We opted to include this room in the re-finishing effort because although they were not painted with lead paint, they did have a very dark stain on them. 

More importantly, they were also in rough shape with lots of scratches and animal ware from previous renters. 

But floors have not been at the forefront of our minds this past week. With  the abundance of rain we've had recently, we've had to turn our attention to a new roof for the main house. This was unexpected but I suppose that we are at least happy to have found out before winter. 

So new roof will be installed on the main house next week. Not very exciting but very much comforting to know that we'll be able to weather our first winter free of leaks. 

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