Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 1st....still waiting....

Today marks the start of  our fourth week at Holiday Home Sweet Home.  It really hasn't been so bad, we get out in the evenings with the dogs and walk, or head to a local restaurant, preferably one with outdoor seating.  I miss cooking, and I miss home cooked foods, but otherwise, no real complaints from either one of us.  The dogs have adjusted to the routine very well also.  We have a huge greenspace adjacent to the hotel where we can let them off leash to run and expend some energy.  We are also making frequent trips out to the log home where they get to run around as well.  Progess as of yesterday looked like this:

Upstairs from master looking towards loft area
The bedroom downstairs has this HUGE closet space for me.  Although one day I'm sure I'll complain that it isn't enough room, it is way bigger than what I've had for the past two years!
The upstairs master bedroom.  We are hoping our oak sleigh bed will fit under the second beam from the floor, but we aren't too sure of that!  This bedroom really isn't very big at all, but we both wanted to make the master bedroom upstairs, so this is what we have.
This is the downstairs bedroom, which originally was planned as the master.

The builder's estimate yesterday was three more weeks.  We've had a difficult time figuring out the appropriate septic system for the soil type, and the weather hasn't been too agreeable lately, but hopefully the septic system installation will start this week.  We've also been clearing for the powerlines ourselves (well, mostly Mark!), and that has been a very time consuming process. We hopefully finished that today, and will have the electric company out ASAP to start work on the power lines.  The other hang up has been we took our time picking out the kitchen cabinets, so they won't be coming in until the first of June.  Then they will measure for the countertops, which will be another two weeks.  Fortunately, we don't have to wait on them to move in, although we agree we need water, septic and electricity at the very least!

And here is Home Sweet Holiday Inn.  The manager took out the second queen bed to give us more room, but of course the headboard is attached to the wall. We have the dog crates, and an extra chest of drawers from our house in the room.  We have a microwave and small frige, as well as a big cooler which has been a lifesaver.  We aren't too crammed or unhappy here, although we are both anxious to get into our new space!!

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