Monday, October 24, 2016

Our Journey to a Mortgage Free Home ... #9

In the last post I left you with this question ... but there's another room that has to be done before we can move in ... can you guess what it is????  If you guessed the bathroom you were right!  We had to have a place to sleep and a bathroom before we could move in, so we set to work ...

Insulation installed, OSB board on the walls and advantech on the floor ... that's part of the shower unit on the left waiting to be installed and of course there's the wiring to be done!

Shower base installed, tile laid (still have to do the grouting) and sheet rock hung.

My husband built the vanity ...

The shower walls installed and trimmed out ...

Window trimmed out, pluming done and base boards installed.  

The finished product except for a few little things like a door knob, a little painting, a commode lid and a good cleaning!

It would seem like we were ready to move out of the garage we were staying in and into our bedroom and bathroom combination wouldn't it????  Oh my, were we ever ready but there was just one little problem ... and it would take lots of digging, money and another permit!

That's what I'll share next week ...

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. wow well done! am guessing you haven't put a septic or similar in yet? unless you're already hooked up to the town sewage? just a guess as you mentioned 'digging'
    your little house is looking good, love the wood trims.
    thanx for sharing

    1. Thank you Selina! We are not hooked up to county water and you are right ... the burned out house that we removed had a septic and field lines ... but ... I'll share more in the next entry!

  2. Patsy, your bathroom looks lovely, and it is a nice feature window! I think you have pretty windows over there!
    My, doesn't modern living get so complicated to set up!! I'm thoroughly enjoying this series. It was worth my day's work to read it!!

    With warm regards,
    Rachel Holt

    1. Thank you Rachel! There are so many rules and regulations and permits and so on and so on and so ... it's a wonder we all don't live in tents instead of houses!!!!

  3. Wow, it is coming together beautifully Patsy! As the Good Book says, "In all labor there is profit"! :)

    1. Thank you Jes, it has been a journey ... that's not finished yet!

  4. Patsy your hubby is very handy. Having him work on the house would have saved so much in labour costs. Can't wait for the next instalment.

    1. Yes, Nanna Chel, he is very handy and you are right he has saved us a lot of money in labor costs! For those things that he couldn't do by himself, thankfully we've had skilled volunteers to help out. We have truly been blessed!

  5. Each step looks good Patsy. I knew you would need a bathroom! I can live in one room but with a bathroom too!
    Your husband has been amazing... you are a wonderful team!xxx

    1. Thank you Annabel, we strive to work hard as a team knowing that by doing so we can accomplish so much more.


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