Moving On Up
Posted by Leigh
You may have noticed the recent lack of posts on the blog. While we’re still making post-worthy progress on the bathroom and the kitchen, we are also now within throwing distance of the day we move out of our Eagan apartment: May 31.
Therefore, that nice thing called “free time” I used to have at night after working on the house is now being sucked up by the ever-tedious task of putting all our worldly possessions into boxes. So because that free time is not currently available for writing posts, I’ll have to apologize for what will be rather sporadic posting until after the end of the month.
Until then, some updates:
- The bathroom floor is coming along: Paul has replaced the rotted beam and is currently working on creating the new joists that will reinforce the floor in that area. Once that is completed, he will put the new subfloor in, rebuild the exterior wall, and build the new interior walls.
- Earlier this week, Paul and I went to a little shop in St. Paul called Northwest Architectural Salvage [link goes to their Facebook page]. It is an absolute goldmine of salvaged building material and decor, stacked literally to the ceilings with light fixtures, door knob sets, bathroom fixtures, windows, doors, and plenty more. We bought two light fixtures, and I found a drawer pull to replace the missing one on our “new” oven. The shop-keeper is definitely not customer-service oriented (read: he’s very quiet and was somewhat awkward to talk to), but if he’ll take my checks that’s all that matters.
- We have awarded the “first significant injury at the house award” to: Paul! Congratulations Paul, for hitting your index finger with a hammer while trying to straighten a bent saw blade on our concrete stoop. Your certificate is in the mail. Seriously though, Paul is fine (other than a couple nasty-looking blood blisters), and this experience has led him to go back to his construction books and re-read the safety chapters.
- In non-house news: my brother, who you may remember from this post, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville last weekend. He is also moving, so he can start his hot new job in Illinois, so congratulations to him!