Moving and Progress

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So, with the gracious help of friends last Sunday, we moved the remainder of our stuff out of Menorca and into the new house. Woohoo!

This was Sunday afternoon, after we had gotten everything out of the truck and fed people pizza:

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Uggghhh, shudder. This gives me OCD organizational heebie jeebies. This was the kitchen on Sunday.

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Ok, we’re doing better now. This is the living room this morning.

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Kitchen this morning. You can actually see the countertops! And our twin trashcans, Jacob and the Smoke Monster (Lost reference). Jacob is “good” recycling, and Smoke Monster is “bad” trash.

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(I am amused by the trash cans)

Here is a (dark) picture of our bedroom. You can see one of the two similar paintings we got at Target over the bed.

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The music/game room (also where I keep falling asleep watching Mike organize)

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The guest room, with a welcome-whale!

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There are still a few areas (not pictured) that need a lot of work. But it’s coming along!

The kitchen is awesome. I’ve never had a gas oven before, and it’s kind of disconcerting to hear the gas hissing. Also, there’s no fan in the oven. The last two ovens we’ve had have had really REALLY loud fans that continue running for a long time after you turn the oven off. This one is silent. So much so that I’m like, is it on?? Oh right, it’s hot.

Also, I love that the kitchen is on the same floor as the bedroom. No more stumbling downstairs for water.

We have a flock of nocturnal frogs(?) outside in the crick bed, but after a while, they kind of become background noise. Fortunately, you can’t hear it from the bedroom. Speaking of the bedroom, we actually hung ceiling fans (it was pre-wired). It was pretty awesome. FANS! And they are silent. And the air conditioner works fantastically! Surprisingly, the 3rd floor is the coldest, I guess because it is closest to the AC unit.

More updates to come!

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Carpeting and appliances!

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We’re getting pretty close to completion here.

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Even the front side looks pretty done.

All the appliances got installed!

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Well, almost all…a dryer but no washer?

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Drawer status: still trapped….but….

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Drawer??

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Hahahahahaha, they got ANOTHER DRAWER.

Also, carpeting, woo!

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Remaining: blinds & thermostat (strange thing to leave until the end). T-12 days until keys (!!).

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Not much to update this week. They were supposed to have the carpet in, and didn’t. They did manage to put down about a 3×5 foot area of tile. Aand, that was it. Seriously. A whole week and all you did was put in some tile?

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Drawer is still trapped in the cabinet.
Thermostat is not installed
Appliances are not installed
Carpeting is not installed

Here’s hoping they hurry up, because both buildings are supposed to be “finished” before anyone closes escrow. The first unit is supposed to close in two days.

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April 18–trim, door handles, countertops, and lights, oh my!

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And now, a story of “not my job”:
See this cabinet here? Looks nice, eh? This is in the laundry hall

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See how the countertop is all installed and stuff? Ok.

Now, here we are in the kitchen:

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That drawer was missing on April 3, too, when we first saw the cabinetry. I wonder where that drawer went?

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Oh, THERE it is. Inside the cabinet in the laundry hall. I’m sure they put it there and forgot about it.

Hmm, except, that shelf doesn’t move that it’s sitting on. Uhhh, we can’t get that drawer out, because the countertop is sealed on. Wow, talk about silly!

Also, my grandma noticed they had stucco’ed over the outlet on the porch, woops! Good to have multiple eyes.

On a happier note, countertops!

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It’s looking more finished all over

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Hey, they’re finally putting the roof in place! Took a while.

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All the trim and doors got painted.

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This is me asking (rhetorically), “Why did they install the cabinets first and then have to cover them all up with plastic so that they could do painting? Wouldn’t it be logical to paint everything first?”

And hey, we can go on the front porch now! They put the Trex in.

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See what I mean with the cabinet covering? Seriously, paint, then cabinets, it’s logical.

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