Sunday, July 5, 2015

Two Saturdays Left

Time is running out.  I can't believe I only have 2 Saturdays left before school starts.  Here's what we got done this long weekend.

My nephew's bedroom now has furniture.  The mattress and bedding should show up this week (when my niece brings it out).  My mother was working on the curtains.  She thought his room made a great sewing room.  She used one of the glass top table's chairs with his desk and I think I will leave it in the room so I can cross 'find small chair' off my list.

This is his corner closet area.  Not much to look at.  He didn't seem to have any problems with it.  I imagine most of his clothes will be in a pile on the floor....haha.  Just kidding.

I FINALLY finished the little bit of skirting under the door.  My nephew finished painting it later on but I was too tired to back fill and hook up more fence panels.  Steps are only a dream at this point.  We will make do with cinder blocks for now, re-stacked, of course, once the dirt is in place.  A small deck and steps is on my project list for later.

My mother let me have this chair.  It fits in perfectly.  Not as big as an overstuffed recliner but still comfortable.  We put the glass topped table in to the barn shed because there wasn't enough room for it.  I have 3 weeks to find a little table or else we will be eating on the couch and chair which isn't horrible, just not ideal.  The cabinets were cleaned by my mother and she took one to the hardware store to get ideas on refinishing.  I might just paint them white.  That would be easy.  I found out the Home Depot has inexpensive formica countertops.  $68 for a 6' white piece.  That would do nicely.  I don't think I will get it purchased and installed before the deadline.  Looks like I will be working many more Saturdays after school starts to finish off all the things I had to postpone.

I did get my new modem (only $28 from ebay) and hooked it up.  That was a big relief.  It only took 8 extra days to fix all the connection problems.  My nephew will have a school laptop and his homework will be online.  I don't have a printer yet.  That is something I am working on.

The 500 gallon water tank is next to the mobile home now.  I had to do some more leveling and then I laid out the pipe and connectors from the tank to the pump.  Turns out I didn't have enough pipe so I made a list and will work on that next weekend.  After I hook it all up I will test the pump.  If I am smart I will figure out a way to test the pump before I glue everything together.  Hmm...I'll have to think about that.  If the old pump doesn't work I have a back up pump but it uses smaller diameter pipe so I will have to reconfigure everything with the smaller size.  Either way, my goal is to have water to the toilet, sink and shower before we move in.  No hot water yet.  That will be later project.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

its brillilant, you did such a good job. I am very impressed

Daizy said...

Thanks! It look better in pictures because you can't see all the details that are messed up like sloppy painting and loose trim, but it still looks much better than before.

Dobermom said...

It's coming along quickly. And I'm sure there will be a pile of clothes on the floor in your nephew's room.