Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jacob Springs, Day 93...

Things are moving along.  Our old friend Kenny is our painter and did a wonderful job.  He and Ival were buddies in high school and raced motorcycles together at Peaceful Cove in the 70s.  After all these years, he's still the happiest guy I've ever seen.  I'm sure he'll live forever.  If you need a good painter, he's absolutely AWESOME.

So, here's our paint.  It's called "Pineapple Sorbet."  It's a yellow tint but when you compare it to other yellows it also appears to have a shade of green.  Whatever.  I love it.

So I decided to put the cabinets for the laundry room together and unfortunately, I can't see a thing past about 5 feet without my glasses, but can't see up close with them on.  So while reading the directions for the cabinets, I set my glasses down and promptly stepped on them.  Flat as a pancake.

But the cabinets turned out!  The drawers even work - surprised the hell out of myself.  This is my sister and I doing our best impression of Vanna White.

Here's the first cabinet going up on the wall.

Tad got most of the cabinets up today.  They're awesome.  They came out of the Dry Creek Mercantile where I work.  They replaced their cabinets after a sprinkler head went off and graciously gave us the old ones for our house.  I love them.  We'll be putting the shelves in and the doors on in the next few days.

The Wagon.  Sad, but it's going outside.  We've decided for several reasons that we'll be building a more traditional island.  The wagon will be moved back outside and we'll use it for a chuckwagon.  We may even leave it on the porch because we love it so much and there's plenty of room.  

These are our interior doors on the left of this picture.  We've sent them away - to see Kenny.  He's going to stain them and make them beeeee-u-teeeful!  I love them too.  Hubby did a great job picking them out.  They're very 'barn-like.'  If you click on the picture you can see them better.

So that's it for today.  We'll be laying bathroom floors next week, we'll be installing the doors, tiling the shower and some other fun stuff.  OH, and putting the tongue and groove on the ceiling.  I can't want to see that done.  It's beeee-u-teeeful too!   EEEEEEK!


Dee said...

WOW, that was quite the informative report. A lot accomplished.
The glasses----ouch, that's not good. The cabinets put together---good job. The cabinets in the kitchen---awesome, beautiful and I LOVE the arch over the window. Wagon outside---good idea. It will be an attraction and useful, while a standard island will work fine---just fine!
The paint color and application---perfect.

All of your house is coming along nicely---lots of frustrations, but no house has EVER been built without them. Be assured, you will be grateful and love it when it is done and you are living there.

kate said...

I get SO EXCITED when I see updates about Jacob Springs!!!

So what's the expected move-in date? Can't wait!! Whoohoo!!!

Jodi said...

We're hoping the middle of October. I can hardly wait!

jaci said...

21 actireivSad that the wagon is going outside, but maybe it will be happier outside. Maybe it felt imprisoned after all its years as a free roaming wagon.

Love how the house is coming!