Week Four: Wednesday through Sunday

Wednesday, we took a night off. The kitchen was arriving on Thursday and we’d blocked the weekend to install the kitchen. On Thursday, we turn up at the house, excited and prepared to install a kitchen, only to discover that the only remaining part of the wall where the plaster hadn’t fully dried was a … [Read more…]

Week Four – Monday and Tuesday

We’ve had the house for a month and things are skipping along well. Here’s the list: Contractor: replacing the kitchen floors, removing the kitchen, insulating the pantry (bijkeuken), installing an outside tap, replacing the pantry ceiling, replacing the bathroom floors, re-tiling the bathroom walls, removing a wall to open up one of the bedrooms, plastering … [Read more…]

Week Three – Saturday and Sunday

We started off the weekend with an overly long trip to the hardware store. It seemed everyone and their cousin was doing home repair this weekend. I waiting an hour in line to have wood cut. The upside was that I just downloaded the Kindle app to my phone and I read nearly an entire … [Read more…]

Week Three – Thursday and Friday

On Thursday, we meet with the painter, who is planning to start on the following day. Aaannnddd we discover the electricity doesn’t work. The contractor suggests to hire an electrician but the boyfriend declares that he can fix this. We also decide to use black grout in the bathroom. My in laws take us out … [Read more…]

Week Three – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

At the start of Week Three, we’re pretty well on schedule and so far, we haven’t had too many issues. To recap, here is the contractor list of stuff to do: replacing the kitchen floors, removing the kitchen, insulating the pantry (bijkeuken), installing an outside tap, replacing the pantry ceiling (it was revealed during the … [Read more…]