• Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Finishing Touches!

    This past week Mike has been hanging fans and connecting all the electrical receptacles (light switches/outlets). I put in the trim pieces for the can lights, hung a few sconces and a cute chandelier over our front door. Mike strongly dislikes the chandelier, he hasn’t flat out said he doesn’t like it, but I can tell. It’s the same face he made when he found out our new sofas don’t have built in recliners. He passive aggressively refers to me as “design eye” and we move on. I don’t care what he says, I like these couches and they are super comfy. This fan used to be in the top…

  • Phase 5: Combo and Lath

    Hot mop, HVAC, Electrical and a healthy dose of distraction

    This month started with a bang…really. A huge bang to my head or ego or whatever. I’m 30. Yay. The last couple of weeks we have been working on the house, shopping for Christmas and trying to squeeze in a little family time. And Elfie time Can you believe this is our neighborhood? And you think we’re crazy… We’ve also been steadily working towards our combo inspection and took one day off from that to work on our lath inspection (since that one is tomorrow). See the paper on the front? That’s what’s going underneath our Hardi board. The plumbing is officially done, thanks to So Cal Shower Pans who…