Well, I’m officially keeping the garden alive and things are starting to sprout and grow! I can’t tell you how much pride I have in this garden. My neighbor is a garden-pro and encourages me/offers advice not to mention helps me fix my irrigation system 😉
Seeds that have sprouted/are above soil:
Still waiting on:
Nasturtium (edible flowers!)
Now just to start thinking of all the amazing recipes/meals that I can use these in!
Well, we are 3 weeks underway of getting the farmhouse – livable.
Here are the things we have done:
removed all bathrooms that were not supposed to be there
re-did the main bathroom on the first floor
removed all debris from the yard/house
hung window treatments
got all new appliances
installed new well system
installed washer & dryer
repaired all rusted windows
removed paint from all window sills
installed new furnace and water heater
It’s been A LOT of work. Thankfully, Lois has been a huge help with most of these items – the yard looks 1000% better due to her. On the days we were able to tackle things together it felt like we got a lot more done than I would have ever imagined. My Pops has been a major help in figuring out what we can/can’t do electrical wise and prepping for Connelly Power Co to jump in on some things. We still can’t live there until we resolve the electrical issue for the water pump/well system. That is the most frustrating part, since we really can’t live there without water, but everything will be easier to work on, continue to deal with once we live there. Right now, every moment over there has to be utilized 100% so I think I speak for everyone, but I’m tired. I love working on the house and it is really rewarding and exciting, but it’s just hard to not have a bathroom to use there, or water to use – and it’s hard to drive back and forth to our apartment in Broomfield (30 minutes away). Eh, but why am I bitching? I fought super hard to do all this – just at a different pace I think, but oh well in a months time or less it won’t feel ‘so close, yet so far’. Plus, a lot of the things I had planned on spacing out over 2 years will now just be done. So when we do move in we can literally just start enjoying it instead of prolonging some of this fun.
Moving forward I’ll being doing more ‘before and after’ shots on our progress – now that there are some really impressive ‘afters’!
Thanks again, Lois, Pops, Uncle Mark (MD Services – my HVAC/plumbing hero), Aunt Lori, and everyone else in their virtual support so far in helping us get this fixer upper livable!