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Art is ready to be hung, furniture is mostly in place, and I have kind of gotten ahead of myself in setting up house. I mean, the place still needs to be cleaned, paint scrubbed off the floors and scraped off a few more windows... Slipcovers have yet to be made for the couch and chairs but I couldn't resist putting the throw pillows out.

Still have some trim to prime and paint and a wall to finish painting in the back entry, but I've moved on to cleaning up my great grandparent's old radio and bringing loads of my belongings over to the house instead. One day I put the final coat of paint on the dining room table and then did something very uncharacteristic: I set the brush down, walked away and totally forgot to ever clean it out. Two days later when I went back to the house and realized that had happened, it was hard as a rock. Oops!

As soon as the countertops come, I get the measurements for my open shelving, hang the doors with their nice new glass in them, and put the appliances in place -- the kitchen is done! Well, except for installing the sink, hooking up the plumbing, and purchasing hardware for the doors and drawers. But you know! It's been hard to resist unpacking my dishes in there... I'm too excited!

Elsewhere, the remodeling phenomenon of piles continues. The messy stuff has all been piled in the back entry, making the back door inaccessible for now, and keeping me from finishing the work to be done in there (lame excuse? yeah, pretty much). While I was away in Denver a bunch of things got brought to my house that aren't mine, just to be stored in a dry and safe place for the time being. So I have a pile of things that need to return to Dad's office and a pile of my own boxes and belongings.

After I moved in the furniture I'd painted at home, had to get them scrubbed up. Dirt and dust don't belong on bright white furniture. ;)

Can't wait for the closet space in my room to be finished out so that I can clean and move in! When we pulled off the broken window shade on the window in the stairway we revealed a spot of trim that missed getting painted. Have to remember to hit that when I do the trim in the kitchen and back entry...

The end is in sight. I might just move in before everything is done though, because I don't think I can wait!


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