You may remember that twelve weeks ago, we set a move-in date for March. Tomorrow is the last day of March, and yet the tub still resides in my bedroom and the master bath looks like this…
Which actually is not the biggest of my concerns at the moment. I was scheduled to take 5 days off between Wednesday and next Tuesday to get the final touches done on the bedroom, one of the bathrooms, and move all of our stuff in. All of which I could do if it wasn’t for two things 1.) my time off went from 5 days to 3 days to 0 days in the course of a week, and 2.) our doors on on back order.
In order to get a temporary certificate of occupancy (in Michigan) you need to have a working bathroom with a door, a bedroom, and a temporary kitchen.
We also decided to get the floor in the bedroom and finish all the trim off before “moving in” so that we don’t need to worry about moving everything out and then back in again at some later date. And speaking of the floor…
That’s the closet. Excuse me for a minute while I die from the awesomeness of that wood.
There’s no stain on that, just the natural unfinished walnut. It needs a quick hit with the pole sander to get rid of any fingerprints, and then a couple of coats of satin poly. And then I’m going to curl up and live in this room for the next, oh, year or two.
The doors won’t be here for another couple of weeks, and here’s what our project list looks like before we make the big move:
- Install bedroom floor & trim
- Install closet shelving
- Finish full bath vanity
- Grout full bath tile
- Install master shower/bath tile
- Install master bath floor
- Build master vanity
- Install doors
- Build shelf for temporary kitchen in laundry room, or install kitchen cabs
The flooring alone is worth at least 4 days with both of us dedicated to it, so you can see why taking a little time off work in the next month is going to be key.
But still… we’re so close to the finish line I can taste it. Or is that sawdust in my mouth?