Friday, February 27, 2009

clean and quiet

We had a winter storm last night and today, M28 (a major highway going east out of Marquette) is closed due to blowing snow and lots of schools closed as well. The house is clean top to bottom and quiet as no one has ventured out there today.

The guest bath in the basement.

In the tv/game room in the basement looking through french doors into my combination laundry/sewing/work room.

The entry with skylight.

Monday the painters return to do some touch up, there is a final electric inspection scheduled. Craig has some work to do on Pete's study and I will be putting things away in the pantry and some closets and bookshelves. The movers are loading the truck in Fort Worth today. We are really going to move into our new home.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Clean up time

Yesterday the cleaning crew started upstairs cleaning every surface, the ceiling, walls, windows and baseboards. Methodically working through each room, down the stairs and then the first floor. When we left about 5 pm they had started on the basement and that is where they will begin today. After all the floors are cleaned they will move to the garage and workshop to finish up.

The moving van from Fort Worth will be here either the 5th or 6th of March and while we wait we can move clothes, canned goods, some essential books, and whatever else we grab on the way out to the car, from our house in town to the new house. We may be pretty busy for the next couple of months.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

almost finished

The stairs are finished except for a last coat on the treads and risers and the handrails.

Craig told me today that he has scheduled the cleaning crew for the last three days of this month....which means it is time to call the movers in Fort Worth and plan for an early March delivery of the things in storage. I am elated.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

further progress

Almost done . The stairs have the old treads on top of the new treads as protective covering. There is still a decorative element for the outside edge of the stairway to be cut and attached. It is every bit as beautiful as I had hoped for.

Wednesday progress

Stairway in progress...more photos to follow today or tomorrow.

Storage and seating for the mudroom, whether it should all remain as open shelving is an open question.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

step by step

The stair treads and risers are cut and varnished and are drying while the railings and balusters are being fitted on a temporary basis. When the risers and treads are dry, tomorrow probably, they will be installed permanently and then the railings and then the balusters.