Tomorrow *should* be move in day. The day we’ve looked forward to for over a year.* Nope. Not quite.
While we were in New York a couple of weeks ago, a cap came off of the pipe where the kitchen sink should be, flooding the kitchen. We were lucky. Our daughter was picking up the mail and went into the house to check on the painters’ progress. As far as we can figure, the leak started sometime in the hour prior, so the damage was not nearly as bad as it could have been. It did require the entire kitchen to be torn out, the flooring to be removed from the kitchen and parts of the dining room and living room, and the sub floor to be replaced. This at the end of the week with a mysterious power shut down that no one seemed able to resolve. Needless to say, the house is a bit behind schedule.
The power company finally resolved the power issues late on Monday of last week. The subfloor has been installed. The painters are continuing (at a glacial pace) to paint the trim inside the house. We’ve had loads of rain - the flash flood watch continues thru Thursday of this week - so there has been no progress on the exterior of the house. At this point, we don’t have a revised move in date. I’m crossing my fingers that this only sets us back a couple of weeks. Stay tuned…
*P.S. If you are just tuning in and wondering why this is week 35 but we've been looking forward to this move for over a year, let me help you with the math. We began working with an architect in April of 2016. We finally had plans ready for a builder in the spring of 2017, with a plan to begin construction in June. Construction finally started in October of 2017. Rather than relive how long the process took to even begin construction, I began documenting our journey at the start of construction. Monkey math. It's good stuff.