Thursday, Oct. 27
October sunlight streams through the south windows into what will be the dining area.
Autumn brings thoughts of what lies ahead
It's the time of year when you start to see more and more dead deer along the side of the road. They're getting a little crazy.
And so are the deer hunters. From the neighbor who visited earlier in the week asking to bow hunt, to out builder talking to the hardwood floor installer about bucks they have seen, the topic is on everyone's mind.
We're thinking about it, too, but our focus is getting the house finished, and that's why we were back up at the farm Thursday. We needed to make a decision on the floor stain, and we chose a darker color to highlight all of the white walls and woodwork. Fortunately, the floor specialist, Chris Goodman, said he could get started Friday with the sanding and by late next week have the staining and sealing done.
After that, the counter tops can be installed and the rest of the plumbing fixtures and light fixtures installed, then carpeting. There will also be some last minute work on the heating and cooling system, and Jim Langendorf will get the stairs and railing finished up.
And meanwhile, we have that homework I mentioned in the last report -- priming and painting the spokes for the railing.
And then maybe on the day before opening day of the gun deer season, I can walk into a new house with central heat and modern plumbing. Maybe the change will bring me some luck this year.
The lights over the island were new since our visit two days earlier. All the kitchen lacks now is the countertops. a sink and the appliances and we will be in business.
Some of the floor stains samples are laid out on the island. We chose one of the darker samples.
Something familliar: We're recycling the "new" light (probably 10 or 15 years old) from the old kitchen for use in the laundry room/mud room.