Hildring House – Ready or NOT

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While walking with Effie in Trinity Park this morning, I stopped by to have a discussion with Mr. Clemens – to bend his ear about moving in two days to a house that, by any objective measure, just isn’t ready. He seemed sympathetic but offered no advice.

So we moved on.

Things have been happening at a furious pace at Hildring House. The kitchen island was set a few days ago

and the tile floor went down in the laundry room

but it still needs to be sealed. The doors were hung on the new rooms

and now they’re trimmed out, ready for paint.

My project in the grandboys’ room is coming along

and I have the frames for the two Ikea pax closets standing but not yet wired for lights or attached to the wall. As you can see, the flooring is down in that room. We opted for laminate in there because, well, they’re just young ‘uns, after all, and I suspect that it’ll hold up better than carpet.

Pretty nice looking, too, don’t you think?

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, we want smooth walls, which requires a lot of sheetrock mud, which necessitates a lot of sanding, which produces truly phenomenal amounts of dust. The next picture was taken with my phone one evening, about three hours after work had stopped for the day. The power was off, so I had to use the flash, which reflected off of the dust particles suspended in the air:

Again – three hours after work had stopped.

But this, too, shall pass. And the can lights have been installed in the ceiling in the kitchen

and down the hall

The biggest and most exciting change, however, is the floors.

We’re really tickled with them. And so is Effie!

Here is another shot from a walk along the Trinity Trails. It’s really a sunrise but it could just as easily be a sunset – and, so, appropriate for closing the post.

Two days. Ready or not, Hildring House – and it certainly will be not – here we come!

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3 thoughts on “Hildring House – Ready or NOT”

    1. Hey there, Ms. Marsha! It is so not ready for occupancy – but we’re there, anyway! Maybe soon we’ll even have a kitchen sink. I’ll try to do another post soon but first I have to find my socks. Hugs to you and best to Bob.

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