star in the progressing right on schedule column, I will make it.
Though no project is fully checked off, there has been some movement towards completions.
- Septic field is in, paid for, & wearing the county's seal of approval. None of that was strictly necessary, I suppose, as we're the one's who instigated the inspections and upgrades, but I wanted to invest now and get ahead of any EPA power grabs. This project remains on the incomplete list as we're still in process of draining and filling in the old lagoon.
- Had the H vac fella out to toy with the furnace & A.C. systems (yes plural, 2 of each). He seems to think it best to wait to replace them, so he did the routine maintenance, we filled the propane tank, chose our favorite wood stove, & put a tentative check beside the heating & cooling column. He still needs to come back with his software and calculate loads and such, but I feel that with propane, wood, electric & kerosene options, I can feel good about getting through the winter. One nice discovery is that the house stayed cool enough without the AC on. Thanks, Trees!
- Craft & guest rooms had the craptastic paneling & ancient carpet removed, surfaces repaired, painted, & trim bulked up.
- The living room's north wall was torn out, the chimney caulked, insulation beefed up, and a new wall put up.
- The master was originally too big. (bet that is first. time. ever. anyone said that!) So we walled off an area 16x10 for the office. That's been built, insulated, wired, ceiling patched, dry walled, primed & painted.
- The bedrooms have been patched, primed, painted & borders applied.
- Baseboards are up in all rooms we're replacing floors in.
- Floors are chosen, and we're awaiting installation.
- Wood stove & installers chosen & project initiated. Should be wrapped up by spring LOL.
- Canning Jars all found a home in an existing closet under the stairs. Inventory taken and actually up to date!
- Painting basement in process.
- Caught & overcame the EV-D68 once or twice per person, as well as a stray infection here and there.
I'm sure I've forgotten odds & ends, like meeting, falling for, & bringing red Betty home with us, but it'll keep.