It’s getting down to the wire. Renovations are ramping up to a fever pitch. As of this moment, we have calls out to Comcast, a plumber, a scaffolding contractor, a masonry repair contractor, and a roofer. The new boiler system is halfway installed, and the majority of the interior has been primed with at least one coat of primer.
The problems we had with primer peeling off in massive sheets are gone, as oil-based primer has solved the issue. The last “frighteningly high-up” surfaces have been covered with primer, and the kitchen is nearing completion (paint is done, sink is installed, light fixtures are up, and fan is installed).
This weekend we had a few friends come out and help with the painting and priming. The “Pacific Room” is getting its colors, and we’ll start on the hall and foyer next as more paint has been ordered. The kids came and primed their rooms and sanded their ceilings, and the construction of their loft beds has begun.
The idea is to be moved in within two weeks. It’s going to be awkward, uncomfortable, and we’ll be living in a house that’s being renovated, but that’s the goal. Realistic or not, we’re trucking ahead.
Detroit, here we come.