In addition to the interior work, the exterior brick was finished on the front of the house, and the steps were built! I finally have front steps! The siding started at the end of the week and should finish in the next couple days.
John has spent a lot of time out there working to get things ready and do odds and ends that we didn't want to pay someone to do. I'm so incredibly thankful for his knowledge and skill during this process. Its not easy on him by any means to work a full time job and then go work on a house, but it will be so worth it in the end. Our stress level its through the roof most days, but we feel blessed. We know that this is truly a labor of love and that in the end, this is our home, our place to raise our babies and make our memories and there is nothing sweeter than that.
This weekend he rented a bobcat and did a lot of grading work on the yard and leveled the garage so the concrete can be poured as well as the front and back porches. While he's been working his tail off out at the house I have been picking out lighting and paint colors- which is proving to be more difficult that I originally thought. I have a couple colors nailed down, and a couple light fixtures picked out...so its getting there!
Like I said, our goal is to be in around Christmas, which will make for an insane holiday season. I'l be honest, I'm a little stressed about where to put a Christmas tree, the old house? the new house? Maybe I should just decorate my car...kidding. kind of.
So thats where we are- Casa de Perdue is coming together and we can't wait!