I know I've waxed almost poetic about the scenery, the wildlife (saw a herd of 6 last night on the way home from the hardware store) and the just awesomeness of where our house is located. What I haven't gone on about is, of course, the nitty gritty stuff that we have to do.
To be fair there is a whole lot more that we need to do to the house: (just some of the things)
- pull off the old paneling & the lath and plaster underneath to examine the state of the electrical wiring (very likely re-wire),
- insulate the walls
- Sheetrock walls
- do the same toe the ceiling in the living-room, bathroom and kitchen.
- The Green Room upstairs needs the walls, ceilings and all taken back to the rafters to see what is going on up there (and to deal safely with the inevitable lead paint), and possibly before we re-sheetrock those walls install a skylight to make it less dreary.
- Reinforce kitchen floor foundation....
We got the furnace running, making heat & the carbon monoxide detector is being quiet...so I think we're good with that! Yay! Heat! :) *more importantly---less of a chance of frozen pipes!*
Please wish us luck.