We have scheduled our electrical updates!!! Once the work is complete, we will have a standard, 200 amp breaker box for the house (replacing our current 60 amp fuse box that is wired to a 100 amp breaker box in a most concerning way), a standard 100 amp breaker box for the barn, and they are adding a hook-up in the kitchen for our stove.
Speaking of the stove, we bought appliances on Sunday!!! All but the stove will be delivered before we move and thankfully that includes a microwave so we can have freezer meals until the stove arrives about a week later.
We also bought living room furniture online which is slightly terrifying, but it had great reviews, was on sale, and ships for free so it was tough to pass up. The part that amazes me the most is that Carl and I actually agreed on how much we love it! Furniture-wise, that’s a first. : )
We have a few fencers lined up to give us quotes in April!
Choosing paint is HARD. But we do have our living room colors picked out and I think that will end up being the first room we complete! If my sweet seven month old is feeling froggy, we might just run out to shop for curtains today. : )
New flooring is needed throughout, but we’ve put that particular big ticket repair on the back burner until such time as funds will allow. Fortunately, Carl’s papa is a licensed expert in flooring so we should be able to save a lot of $$$ laying it down ourselves with his help when we’re ready. : )
I’ve submitted a request for a free assessment of our home’s energy efficiency. (I’ll give you a hint, it’s not in any way, shape, or form energy efficient. At all.) Hopefully, we’ll be able to qualify through Mass Save for some rebates on our appliances, discounts on things like shower nozzles and a dehumidifier for our basement, and maybe even an interest free, long term loan for new windows. We’ll see!
Whew! Just typing out this list made me tired! (Just kidding, my baby slept for about two hours last night, that’s why I’m so tired. :) We are working as quickly as we can to get things as ready as we can because we’re moving permanently in less than two weeks! It will be lovely looking out the window and not seeing a parking lot. As wonderful as this apartment complex has been, it’s still an apartment and this country girl is ready to move on!