We’re making good progress in every area except getting internet. The internet was supposed to be installed next week so Vince called this morning to confirm they would be here next week. Nope . . not happening til maybe August 30. I know Vince was dreading telling me and actually I thought I’d go nuts without the internet but I haven’t had real internet for 8 days now and it’s not bad. I will be happy to get it back but there’s so much to do here, I’ve hardly had time to think about missing the internet. So . . I’ll be having lunches several times a week at McDonald’s til we get internet.
To prove to you that I’m making progress, here are some house photos.
Obviously, we’re not eating at home! This photo was taken a few days ago and tonight will be the first meal we’ve eaten here. I’ll tell you about that later. For several days I’ve had the kitchen in a “cookable” condition about noon and then by the time I should be cooking, it looks like this again. Flat surfaces attract clutter! Still haven’t found the crockpot either. I will have the kitchen completely clean by this evening. Really! Stop laughing!
This was the dining room several days ago. Every day I unwrap tons of paper and flatten it out and then Vince rolls it up and . . well, I don’t know what he’s going to do with it. He’s supposed to be checking to see if there’s a recycling place here but for now, it’s all piled out on the porch. There was a table and some plastic chairs in here when we got here but we took those out and now we have our own table and chairs.
The pile of paper in this photo is what I’ve unwrapped this morning! The table will be clean for dinner tonight and the rug will be under the table. Stop laughing! Really . . it will be clean and we will eat at that table tonight.
See all those windows? That’s what’s killing me .. the sun comes beaming through those and it’s impossible to keep the upstairs cooler than 80º from about noon til dark. The owner is still working to come up with a plan. Another problem is there isn’t a single return air vent in this house . . not one!
This was the family room a few days ago. More windows! The view is beautiful but the sun is brutal! A lot of these boxes are too heavy for me to move and they need to be put in the basement and left there til we get to a permanent location so I’m hoping Vince will have time to work on that this weekend.
The family room now! Lots of progress . . really! We can walk around without crawling over boxes. The blue recliner behind the brown recliner is going into the master bedroom. The bedrooms stay cool so when it gets too hot in the kitchen/family room, I can go sit in the master bedroom and knit or read.
We’ll never get all the boxes unpacked because I doubt we stay in this house forever. We don’t want to buy it and the owner wants to sell it so once our six month lease is up, we will probably try to get a one year lease but I understand his wanting to sell it and get his money out of it so . . we’ll leave a lot of stuff in boxes til we see where we’re going to end up.