As the snow started to accumulate yesterday afternoon, Mike ran over to our new house to check on things. I also asked him to take some photos so that I could see some of the progress going on inside.
I had been to the house earlier that morning but it was very blustery so the children and I only stayed for a moment and stayed in the car. Usually when we go over, we run around the yard and peek inside the windows.
This is a photo taken from the far end of our property.
One thing I was able to see from the car was that the painter had made great progress on the barn. The whole house will eventually be painted but due to rain delays, only the barn will get done before winter. Here it is with the red paint scraped off.
I was excited to see the progress on the center hall stairs. The floor re-finishers scraped a great deal of the paint off the stairs by hand.
The floors in the downstairs bathroom are also coming along nicely.
The east parlor (which will be an office) looks so much brighter without the grey painted floors.
I was so excited to see these images, as the new wide plank floors in the kitchen are starting to be laid. It is such an improvement from the 1950's vinyl flooring that was in there before. I am putting our kitchen dining nook in front of this window, although not exactly sure which table and chairs we'll use.
Here are the floors on the south side of the kitchen. The 2 x4's along the wall are to make the room more square as there was quite a difference in wall profile.
And here's the west side of the kitchen.
This is the west parlor.
And the landing in the center hall.
Back at our other home (our rental house), we lost power just before sunset. Thankfully, I had just taken out all of our battery operated candles for a dear friend's birthday the day before.
The batteries last forever and there is of course, no fire hazard in using them.
The quite scene outside our window just before dark fell.