Monday, August 26, 2013

Ready! Set! Go!

The title of this blog post will make sense when you read how fast things will be happening in the next wk or 2! it's a case of if I get to sit down and fold up some laundry I'll count myself lucky!


I got some GREAT news today in regards to the farm house...some bad news too but nothing too bad...great news is the kitchen ceiling light is the ONLY wire that needs to be changed (and then cuz *I* want it done not a NEED) - this means that we can go ahead and let the power run throughout the house (except Kitchen) and get toilets able to flush, water heater heating water, lights coming on...etc...this also means that we'll no longer need to load boards to be cut for the shed up into a vehicle, drive to my Daddy's house, unload the boards, cut them, load them back up, drive to the farm house, unload them, and put them where needed on the shed...instead we can plug in the skill saw at the farm!!! more good news: we can start setting up the bedrooms! (we had been waiting on that incase the electrician needed to tear up floor boards to replace wires on the main floor instead of tearing up the ceilings...) so the nicely painted kids' rooms will get the beds put in (mattresses purchased next wk - bed frames made by my DH) their dresser sets can leave my Daddy's garage and go into their rooms...master bedroom still needs some work but nothing major so we'll put it on hold (for now) and focus on the other need-to-do stuff so we can move in! then we'll redo the master bedroom later on 
the shed - we're moving away from "get the roof done!" to "get the floor laid!" then the shed can be getting filled up (thus the farm house emptying) as the roof finishes getting shingled...once all my Mom's stuff is in the shed then I can start setting up house!!! :D 
bad news? everything electric wise OUTSIDE the house has to be upgraded...why? we get 200 amps to the "box" then the pole (overhead wires) sends in 60 amps to the house...so we "loose" 140amps by the overhead wires due to them not being able to handle the full amount of power...the fuse panel inside the house is good til 100 amps - the upgrade will be a buried wire that can handle the full 200 amps to get it to the house and the fuse panel inside upgrade to handle 200 amps also...then we're set there! Electrician's coming next wk to upgrade that and fix the kitchen light wire (he has to wait on some part to upgrade the panel) BUT we CAN LIVE in the house (ignoring the fact that my Mom's stuff still fills the main floor...) with the power as-is so it's not stopping us from moving in! 

SOOOO it comes down to - get the last things hooked up (stove/fridge/kitchen sink) so the kitchen is working (oven's being moved...fridge can be plugged in but isn't due to having no doors on right now...kitchen sink needs it's pipes tightened down...) and finish the floor at least on the shed then start emptying my Mom's stuff OUT! and my stuff IN! :D then we live there...even if with mattresses on the floor for now while DH works on bed frames for the kids...)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Moving Forward...and Waiting...

We got the new electric water heater in (a requirement set by the county...the still good gas water heater had to go they said...we MUST have electric...) the same plumber that put that in (it HAD to be put in by a plumber county said so there too...) fixed the pipes that supply the house...the water has run through the pipes some, but the pump is now back off - why? the downstairs bathtub is stuck "on" (we never turned it on either) once we fix that and get the kitchen sink hooked up we can dump the bleach down the well cap and let the bleach run through the pipes then the BLACK water will be clear again (the black comes from residue in pipes/pump)
Tomorrow the electrician comes to check wires on the main floor (county insists an electrician must do it even though my Daddy's more then able to...whatever) then we can get the power running and then it's a matter of days (maybe a wk) to getting in there...
The heat advisories are what's holding us up the most at this time...shed can't be worked on when it's so hot you about pass out jus walking out the door...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Another Setback...

Nothing major but yesterday in checking out different things we had waited on until things could actually be done with them (like pipes...no septic meant pipes couldn't have water in them...) My Daddy rested his hand on the pipe that'd supply the WHOLE house with water (it goes up and then breaks off as needed) and his fingers went INTO the pipe...that's sooo NOT suppose to happen! so now we know we gotta some of that pipe before we can let the well pump run (otherwise I'll have an indoor swimming pool...lol)
The pipe from the well pump will need to be replaced before water can come on...but that's fine since ALL switches are "off" on the panel so nothing will turn on in the house at all once the electric comes on tomorrow...we then need to go through and figure out what's what in the panel since the door is gone from it for some reason :S so we gotta be real careful what comes on...at least until the pipes supplying the house are replaced...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

YAHOO! It's In!

Well the septic tank was to go in on Monday...it rained Sunday night...a whopping 1.5inches needless to say the septic tank didn't go in Mon...we hoped that it'd NOT rain Mon night...it did but only a tiny bit (enough to make things look wet) septic tank went in on Tues!!! Now we get the electric hooked up (this coming Monday!) and then we get the electrician out there to connect the septic tank's pump to electric...then we got a working septic tank!
Next on the list to do: take a look around the house see what we can see as far as outlets/light switches and see how many we need of those...as well as the covers for them...then we put up what we can as far as ceiling lights go and figure out what more we need there too...and the kitchen sink needs it's pipes connected...we need to get a plugin for the stove (wires are there jus no plugin) and see how we are as far as hookups for the washing machine...dryer right now would be a bonus if hooked up but it will also need to get done eventually...
Shed needs to be finished. Then my Mom's stuff starts emptying out into it...if we're lucky we'll be able to put SOME furniture out there also...if not I gotta find where to "shove" a heckalot of furniture since my Mom can't part with somethings for whatever emotional reason...
the LAST thing to happen? my stuff moves out of my Daddy's garage and into the farm house! :D we might be already staying there when that happens...it jus depends some on weather (don't want to move too much in rain if we can help it...)

Things are FINALLY starting to move in a fast pace! I can see the day I can lay in MY bed in MY house and stare at the ceiling jus cuz...it'll be here before I know it...and I can't wait!