We’re getting closer…

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

  1. If you hint at something enough, you may just get it.
    “A front porch would really be more convenient than a ladder”
    “Man, drinking a cold beer on the front porch after working on the house would be wonderful”.

    “A live in maid would be pretty convenient”
  2. Insulation is a pain in the tookus.
    Ceiling insulation!
    Ceiling insulation!
    Kitchen is insulated!
    Kitchen is insulated!

    Measurement, cut, install, swear, repeat.
    Measurement, cut, install, swear, repeat.
  3. Building in a tiny house is equivalent to joining cirque du soleli.
    Seriously? That does not look safe and he DOES NOT indulge in the yoga practice that his wife and daughters do either!
    Seriously? That does not look safe and he DOES NOT indulge in the yoga practice that his wife and daughters do either!
    Heavy, long metal sheets that should
    Heavy, long metal sheets that should “slice your finger off in one clean cut” on a ladder, held by a foot.
    Installing the old farmsink that we got refinished.
    Installing the old farmsink that we got refinished.
    And Jake is in the window.
    And Jake is in the window.

    And Jake is out of the window.
    And Jake is out of the window.
  4. 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.

    Bottom side, so we do not have to sheet both sides of a wall and can use the other side for shelves while still seeing the white wash! Genius.
    Bottom side, so we do not have to sheet both sides of a wall and can use the other side for shelves while still seeing the white wash! Genius.
  5. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
    Old windows with new glass tacking systems to be used to house our beautiful wedding portraits.
    Old windows with new glass tacking systems to be used to house our beautiful wedding portraits.
    Left-overs of the cedar siding spray painted to be used for picture frames!
    Left-overs of the cedar siding spray painted to be used for picture frames!

    Left-over twine from out wedding to make hooks to hand the picture frames from!
    Left-over twine from out wedding to make hooks to hand the picture frames from!
  6. Home depot is starting to feel like our 3rd home.

    Jake likes it so much, he lays on the ground.
    Jake likes it so much, he lays on the ground.
  7. Full size appliances are SO worth it.
    Our beautiful old farm sink.
    Our beautiful old farm sink.
    AHHH my pride and joy. The double oven with gas burners and a griddle top.
    AHHH my pride and joy. The double oven with gas burners and a griddle top.

    The fridge is in and contrary to the original design we can now open the fridge door the WHOLE way.
    The fridge is in and contrary to the original design we can now open the fridge door the WHOLE way.
  8. Thank goodness I know how to use a sewing machine.
    Sewing pillow cases.
    Sewing pillow cases.
    The back of the couch.
    The back of the couch.
    “That is the wrong bit, it is not even the same shape, you are going to break my bit”.
    Cutting the fabric for the re-apolstering.
    Cutting the fabric for the re-apolstering.
    Stapeling the fabric on
    Stapeling the fabric on. Yes, the top of the couch comes off and all of that space in the picture can be used for storage!

    Fineto!
    Fineto!
  9. Storage is key to a tiny house.

    Bathroom cabinets!
    One of the bathroom cabinets!
  10. Dogs still love the tiny house. In fact probably more now that it is getting “smaller”.
    They learned how to climb the steps! Which they now love running up and down, because we currently live in a one-story home.
    They learned how to climb the steps! Which they now love running up and down, because we currently live in a one-story home.
    Perfect fit.
    Perfect fit.

    Stay tuned for more, it’s getting VERY close to crunch time! Until then, tonight we rest.

    Babes.
    Babes.
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