You probably thought I was going to write that in 17 days I'm going on some amazing trip!!!!!!!!!
BIG FAT WISHFUL THINKING FOR ME!
In 17 days we did this.....
If you are totally confused and wondering what the hell is going on here, that is our first home/old home that we didn't sell last year(I can say that now!). You can read about our big decision here .
Nov 21st - Dec 7th - We figured out the layout for the new space, had engineer stamp our drawing and acquired proper permits from the town.
Dec 15th and Dec 16th - Footings were dug by Branko himself(he rented a machine thingy to do this)
Dec 17th - The concrete was poured for the footings.
Dec 19th - The slab was poured for the floor.
Dec 20th - Dec 23rd - All of the wood was ordered and delivered to build the roof and walls.
Dec 24th - Dec 25th - We spent these days with our family. Christmas Eve with Branko`s family and Christmas Day with my family.
Dec 26th - Was going to be a shopping day in Buffalo, but Branko had a very bad cold that got even worse on Christmas eve. We stayed home and he partialy rested.
Dec 27th(my birthday!) - Dec 31st - We built and put up all of the exterior walls, figured out how to attach the new roof to the old roof, built the sub floor, finished most of the roof, and put up plywood sheets on the exterior walls.
We had snow which was super crappy because we had to be constantly doing this:
It`s very slippery walking on this but I survived. :)
The current home is 950 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. We are adding 650 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, moving the laundry room and dining room.
We also plan on updating the heating system from baseboard electric heat to propane, order a new kitchen from Ikea, replace the counter tops, and change all of the flooring so that both sides of the house match.
Goal end time: April 1st, 2013 and have the house back on the market no later then April 15th, 2013.
Welcome 2013 - My only resolution for this year is to survive! :)
All kidding aside we are actually having fun and looking forward to see how this house is going to change, we are excited to get back to our new dream home and possibly go on a real vacation at the end of the year.
Do you have any big plans for 2013....I like plans better then resolutions!