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post #316 of 324 Old 11-05-2019, 08:06 PM
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That's quite a transformation. The house is really starting to look like a home.

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post #317 of 324 Old 11-06-2019, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Started really moving in today. Brought two 16í landscape trailer loads of stuff over, plus three 16 cubic foot totes. The basement walk in closet pretty much swallowed it all with lots of room to spare, but itís mostly still packed in boxes. That shelving is awesome!

Plumbing got all completed, tested, and inspected today. Mechanical and electrical inspections passed also. Tomorrow is the energy audit, which we figure should pass.

Bank refinancing is going well. Knocked about 35 or 40% off our payment (yes, seriously... between the extra down payment and the 1.25% lower interest rate), so a HUGE plus there.

Carpet SNAFU will be dealt with next week, so looks like kiddos will stay next door for 1 more week. Itíll be like a little mini vacation for me and mama 🙂

The worst part today was waking up to this weather. It was nice we were able to back trailer into mom & dadís garage, close the door, and load up on a dry tarp. Easy then to cover it up for transport to new house a few hundred feet away. Backed it under the porch, and could unload in nice dry conditions.
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More of the same today. More snow, more mud to slog through. Almost got the tractor stuck a couple times in 10Ē of mud. Part of it is fresh topsoil/compost in an area of the side yard where we had to back the trailer up under the porch to unload right at the basement slider. The other bad area is the driveway to the barn. I guess I didnít scrape away enough topsoil before dumping about 10 yards of sand this summer. It worked until about a month ago when we started getting tons of rain. Well, guess Iíll have to redo it next year. No biggie.

Good news is we passed our inspections except we need house numbers posted, so weíre getting close to ďofficialĒ move in!

This weekend weíre going to get stuff from my grandmaís basement. I think of that as stage 4 of this move. Stage 5 will be next week when our kids move in with us after their carpet is done. My mom and dad donít want them to leave, anyways. Stage 1 was the ďstorageĒ area in mom and dadís basement, stage 2 was the house stuff we had in our barn.
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Congrats steddy, the design you like only bigger on the property you desired, can't beat that.

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Love this thread. Looks like a long journey and a lotta hard work made for a beautiful house. Keep the updates coming!

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Love this thread. Looks like a long journey and a lotta hard work made for a beautiful house. Keep the updates coming!
Thanks, Ellis. It has been an interesting journey.
Touches today include builder out swinging the small bathroom door, TP and towel dispensers I swear times 30, procurement of mailbox, house numbers, sanded countertop in laundry room, and builder putting up this REALLY cool barn wood wall.
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Tonight saw the partial exhumation of the forgotten mechanical room sump crock and installation of the stripper pole. I’ll suck the rest of the sand out some time after it dries. It’s 99.99% out of there. I filled a five gallon bucket with sand like 7 times with the spoils! It isn’t a leech basin unfortunately, but it has drain tile exits!
One more forgotten crock in the walk in closet. Dunno if we’ll get to that one anytime soon or not. It’s really just there in case of catastrophic plumbing failure more than high water. It’s connected to the other crock via drain tile.
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Thanks, Ellis. It has been an interesting journey.
Touches today include builder out swinging the small bathroom door, TP and towel dispensers I swear times 30, procurement of mailbox, house numbers, sanded countertop in laundry room, and builder putting up this REALLY cool barn wood wall.
Your starting to see shiplap on the wall behind bed headboards in bedrooms.

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