Thursday, October 13, 2011

Almost done...

I would promise this to be the penultimate post about the construction, but that would be bad luck and would definitely call on fate to delay it even more. All I can say is that our house is thisclose to being finished, so of course the workers took off a week. (Actually, in their defense, they're weeks behind on other projects because of all the complications with ours, and so they're trying to play catch-up with all that extra work.)
Here are some pics of our ever-so-beautiful house before the siding was put up. I literally was embarrassed every time I walked out of the house. It was the worst when I would leave the house and someone I knew was walking past at the same time. "I promise our house isn't always this ugly!"

I may or may not have been concerned that a homeless person would be living under our house :/
Let's review some of what's happened now, shall we? Here are a couple shots of the lovely plywood we got to stare at for a few days while they took our windows out for a few days. Charming, no?

Sadly, our room looked like a total disaster zone for over a week. It was like move in week all over again. So frustrating! I just want my room to be pretty, ok?!?
TRAGICALLY, we lost four little windows. They were literally at least 50 years old, and our landlords would have needed to special order them to replace them. Rest in peace, kitchen windows, pantry window, and stairwell window. You will be sorely missed.

On a happier note, let's talk about the day the siding came. On one hand, hallelujah! Praise the Lord! The end is nigh! On the other hand, it's uuuuuuuugly. On another hand (there's obviously more than one person involved in this analogy), who cares? It's siding, and it's new, and it's all the same color omg. (Update: it's not nearly as bad-looking on the house as it was in its sorry-looking packaging on the side of the road.) [This is Becky and I totally think the siding looks fine.]
And I personally find it amazing that this pile of siding never toppled over:
We also have a new porch! Besides the fact that it doesn't have a railing yet, the pillar is please-Lord-not-going-to-stay-that-way, and we can't paint the wood for a year, we know it is safe and it no longer has such a steep incline that you could sled off it in the wintertime. Plus, check out what we did for our new house numbers (the idea for the moment is to superglue them to a board vertically, and then nail that board onto the porch pillar when everything is finished):

This was a super easy project: Becky brought some of her scrapbook paper out, and we just free-handed the numbers and cut them out. A couple of coats of mod podge and Krylon's sealing spray to stick 'em to some simple white tiles, and they're almost quasi sorta waterproof. More pictures when the house is done and when the numbers are up!

P.S. Sorry we fail at posting. School is hard. Midterms suck. And I'm lazy. (Becky and Mary wrote this post together, actually.)

P.P.S The night is nearly over, the day is almost here! - Romans 13:12a

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