What Progress We’re Expecting

This week we’re expecting to make some progress in a few areas of the renovation.

The house from the front of the driveway looks almost finished except for major landscaping.
The house from the front of the driveway looks almost finished except for major landscaping.

Since all the kitchen cabinets are installed the contractor just needs to hook up the refrigerator and push it into place.

The new refrigerator which we've been "storing" in the dining room is supposed to fit in the niche where the short ladder and corrugated cardboard are resting.
The new refrigerator which we’ve been “storing” in the dining room is supposed to fit in the niche where the short ladder and corrugated cardboard are resting.

The electrician needs to hook up electricity to the sump pump under the kitchen and install the final two kitchen pendants over the island.

We have a sump well in the corner of the kitchen crawlspace under the bump out which has been equipped with a pump that needs to be electrified.
We have a sump well in the corner of the kitchen crawlspace under the bump out which has been equipped with a pump that needs to be electrified.
Wires hanging over the kitchen island are waiting for hanging pendants.
Wires hanging over the kitchen island are waiting for hanging pendants.

The drywallers are scheduled to come back to fill in the window in the living room.

The living room window that was removed needs to be infilled with drywall.
The living room window that was removed needs to be infilled with drywall.

They are also going to address the major cracks in the living room ceiling which have been there as long as I have lived in the house.  We patched them years ago but the cracks returned.

Major cracks have formed in the living room ceiling near the front of the fireplace.
Major cracks have formed in the living room ceiling near the front of the fireplace.

I’m hoping that next week I can report that all the final details have been finished.

Is the last 20% of a project challenging for you? Or are you a finisher?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

3 thoughts on “What Progress We’re Expecting”

  1. Ha, the last 20% of a project isn’t so bad, but the last 2% on the other hand… I think there’s at least one piece of woodwork missing from every room of my parents’ house. Window casings have been cut to size and stored in my closet since 1996. Though actually this is probably because I didn’t like the way it looked and asked to leave the windows recessed into the plaster the way they were originally. But still, the woodwork is sitting in the closet cut to size. And then there’s quarter round sitting in place but not nailed in at one end of the living room, one edge of the back door unpainted, a wire run through the basement to the back of the house wall for an outlet that was never installed… I imagine that my house will have a similar list of indefinitely deferred small jobs. Hopefully the toilet won’t stay among them forever. I kinda want it.

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