We now have an installed tankless water heater, a breaker box that is all hooked up, a stove, a refrigerator, a kitchen sink, back splash in the kitchen and a ceiling! Also, we have a “couch”. I put it quotation marks because of the remarks I got today at work when I showed my friends a picture of it, “that’s how big the couch is?…I like the fabric though!”. Haha just kidding it is pretty small, I mean it was our old ottoman.
Thank goodness for all of the kind-hearted people that we have met in West Virginia. A guy that Jake has come to know is a certified electrician and he offered to come out and hook up all of the outlets and breaker boxes for us. A task which Jake informed me, after it was all done, would have taken him “at least 5 days and he would have done it wrong”. So, theres that.
An update on insurance, we still do not have it. We have been in contact with the guy and have been going back and forth answering questions that he has asked us. So, hopefully we shall hear something sooner than later.
So, a potentially devastating blow almost occurred this weekend. Jack fell out of a window screen in our house and was loose in the wilderness. Jake and I were making our usual Saturday night Home Depot trip when we got home we were sitting in the living room just watching tv. Acadia kept running back and forth between the bedroom that Jack likes to hang out in and the living room. He is crazy and loves Jack, so we just assumed he was chasing her. Jake got up and went into the bedroom and out the french doors in the bedroom he saw JACK! OUTSIDE! OUR INDOOR BABY OUT IN THE WILDERNESS (Just so you do not think I am exaggerating about wilderness we live in the middle of the woods on 30 acres, so yes the baby could have ran away and never been found). Anyway, so there we are outside with flashlights looking for Jack (who had run away from the back porch by the time Jack got the door open) at 11:30 at night. We looked, we called, we brought out food, still no Jack. All around the house, up to the tree line praying she went no farther, down to the creek, under the tiny house. I of course was beginning to panic, tears coming down my face in between calling for her, panic…then the dogs start whining at the screen door to the front porch. We shine our flashlights up and THERE IS JACK! We ran up to the porch, well I ran and Jake walked with a quickened pace. I came inside the house with Jack and those husky babies licked her up and down and Jack just let it happen, purring away. I tried to get Jake to take a picture to document this, needless to say he is not as quick to capture these kodak moments as I am. Anyways, all of our fur babies are safe and sound; readily awaiting the move into the tiny house!
Sixth Week of Construction Lessons
- If you hint at something enough, you may just get it.
- Insulation is a pain in the tookus.
- Building in a tiny house is equivalent to joining cirque du soleli.
- Whitewashing really is never over. Honestly, just found out today that I have to white wash an entire cabinet/shelving system sometime in the next 2 weeks.
- Reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Home depot is starting to feel like our 3rd home.
- Full size appliances are SO worth it.
- Thank goodness I know how to use a sewing machine.
- Storage is key to a tiny house.
- Dogs still love the tiny house. In fact probably more now that it is getting “smaller”.
Stay tuned for more, it’s getting VERY close to crunch time! Until then, tonight we rest.