There is still a to-do list, mostly of things that require warmer weather, but the interior is now ready for us to MOVE IN!
Here’s one of the sweetest features – an indoor util-a-tub! Grain basins can be rinsed after use, and hung up-side down to drain… all in the comfort of the great indoors!
The mudroom now has electricity, a variety of lights, and baseboard heating.
This makes a tremendous difference.
Above, you can see Xopher is already making himself at home. This is the site of a future util-a-tub. Hopefully plumbing work will happen this week. That’s the last major piece to be done; then it’s just furnishing and fixing and finishing.
The mudroom has a floor now. It’s vinyl. I don’t like a faux wood look very much; but Xopher helped pick it out. It was hard to find something not cheesy-looking, that we thought would look OK with the walls. I’m not entirely sure we succeeded… but, it’ll be covered in mud soon enough.
The vinyl goes slightly up the walls for ease of lots of wet mopping. That was one of Xopher’s few requests.
I got seriously complimented on my sweater today at the Hapless Bagel Store. That makes my day, and makes up for them being so hapless. It’s the Norwegian Fishmerman sweater. It is pretty impressive looking. It’s black and white, with just a touch of red at the edges. But the black and white makes such a great contrast, it just makes the pattern totally … impactful. Looks not handmade.
Painted, courtesy of Ms. Mary Hill.
Partially covered, partially open deck, leading into the new mudroom-to-be, as viewed from my office window. “Bill” the Donald “Wyman” Lilac is at the upper right corner, hopefully adjusting to his transplanting. Site of many future mohair washings to come.