We’re entering another one of those “sit back an wait for materials and/or while professionals do the work on our house” phases of construction.
With the roof on (and the thrill of that project being done cannot be overstated) and the interior demo complete, we’re ready to move on to more exciting projects like siding! and getting running water!
We’ve decided to fork over some additional dough up-front for geothermal heat. MysteryMan is a certified something-or-other-pertaining-to-geothermal (and has a bumper-sticker they sent him in the mail to prove it. no shit.) so as with many other things, our house is the test project. Sometime in the coming weeks we’ll be digging 3 – 3ooft wells into the property. Not by hand. Obviously. I mean, I’m wicked with a posthole digger when I’ve got Flogging Molly on the iPod, but even I have limits. About four feet deep.
Anyway, we’ve got pros lined up for the geo and the plumbing. And I’ve got approximately 4 weeks until the siding, trim, and various posts for our porch show up.
Which means it’s time to finish what we started back in December – when we gave up 60 hours of our lives to completing the prerequisite courses for obtaining our contractors licenses. A few weeks ago we were both given the go-ahead to take the licensure exam.
Now we have three weeks to remember everything we forgot since the classes ended in April.
MysteryMan actually spent a lot of those 60 hours kicking me under the desk because I have a low attention span when it comes to people talking at me for 4 hours in a row. I also happen to be a champion test-taker though, so we’ll see who’s kicking who under the desk when the No. 2’s are out.