ONE month ago, we came home to start working on our apartment. It was sheet rocked only.
What a difference a month can make!
We worked on more tiny details then I can list, day and night, night and day. The important part is, it's getting done and we even got to SLEEP in the upstairs before we left town for our Wisconsin trip!
It's going to be SO fun to have a place to come back to and spread out and chillax for a few weeks between adventures. Everyone can appreciate each other more when we get back in the RV for our next trip!
We plan to still travel full time, but this gives us a stopping point to swing through, and a mailing address for taxes, homeschool laws etc. Everyone wins!
Papa and Grammy stopped in to help for a few days on their way to Colorado, and they brought the OH SO important, orange 1952 restored fridge I bought, along with the matching stove and a dishwasher painted to match them both! EEEK! :)
They parked right in the driveway! It was perfect since we have dual full hook ups! Eventually, our RV will be pulled inside, and they can back up and use the outside spot!
They did a ton of painting and it was so nice to have an extra couple sets of ADULT hands to help! Haha :)
Now that ceiling is in, its looking SO nice and all the hard work of painting it feels worth it! :)
I have also been painting some extras like black lamps turned silver, and cream phone box from our old place, into a blue on ready for our new....orange end table etc.
Once the upstairs carpet went in, it started to feel like a home. So awesome, its really happening! Someone pinch me, am I dreaming?
We brought in all the mattresses and dressers we saved. And Dale got the upstairs bathroom functioning for the kids to use. They spent the night inside about 2 nights before we got to join them.
I have yet to find our comforter, but I know its in there somewhere! ;) 2 years of living out of boxes and shuffling them around has taken its toll....
Kids mattresses are on the floor until we can get them some loft beds.....but they still thought it was SO SUPER COOL to be in their new rooms. :)
Last but not least, we installed the backsplash, floors, the island and started trimming out the main floor.....by WE, I mean DALE. Haha, but I try to find jobs to do the whole time to help though! :)
Goodness, we had such a time finding floors that didn't turn BEIGE, green or PURPLE in our grey space. Grey is tricky you all! I had NO idea!
Check out this GREY floor we brought home.....
So back to the flooring stores we went! SEVEN more times......
We finally, on the 7th try, found Mannington vinyl floating floors, and I have to tell you, it is by FAR, the best quality, nicest floor we have ever ever had. Wow. Cleans like a dream!!!!! No fog, no smudges or streaks, no scratches. Easy on the feet, kind of soft.
Despite Dale's thumbs down in this image, after a long afternoon on his knees installing, he did admit it went in easily and is super high quality.
Since the floor was done, we got to start moving in some fun stuff....like the table and chair set I got at an Amish auction 2 years ago.
And the kitchen island! LOVE it!
Lots of baseboards, doors, and building projects left, but we got WAY further than we thought we would in our ONE month and ONE week stop in!
Lots more to come, we hope to be back, finished and moved in in the fall and spend our first Christmas here. BUT, we have to beet the first freeze or bail to Florida!
P.S. Are you in the Medford, Wisconsin area? I am teaching classes there this weekend if you'd like to join! :) Message me for details!