I am not sure I am going to like this move but she tells me that I have a nice big house to explore when I get there. We'll see!
She has friends stopping by to help her out regularly and she is very grateful for that! Silvia stops in whenever she has a free hour. Bep came again for a day last week and helped put the cupboards together for the quilt studio. Recently, Carolien came for two days to help and her daughter Sofia came one day too. Oh...I loved that as they are cat people and gave me lots of needed attention! Here is Sofia scrapping paint spatters from the windows.
The front door has gone from this...
...to this! The second coat of paint is still not covering it well though and it will have to be sanded down and started over again. The two windows behind the iron grates open and it is really nice to be able to allow fresh air in without having the door open.
And now for more bad news. The wooden floors should have been finished two weeks ago. The man who is supposed to do them keeps saying the floor is too wet. This is a 16 year old wood floor and after the third time he said it and left, my mommy and daddy started to question it. Daddy called another man for his opinion. This guy said it was fine and could start right away. So Daddy called the first man and told him we would be going for another option. Suddenly the man was back within a couple of hours and said he would start on Monday. Well, that is today and Daddy is at this house very early this morning. He says that if the man doesn't start this morning, he has no other option than to tell him forget it and go for the other company. Now that man we have is supposed to be one of the best and we do not understand why this is happening but we cannot put it off any longer or we will have to put all our furniture in storage since we have to be moved out on November 4th.
I am really missing having my mommy around all the time. She is busy with the new house during the day. She is so busy with things that I decided to do this blog entry to update you all about how far things are (or are not as things are going). Thanks for your comments and hello to the newcomers to the blog. It was nice to read your comments and Heidi will visit you all as soon as things are settled in.
Edit: Total disaster has struck! Jos and the man were met with a floor having bowed floorboards this morning early. The floor cannot be renovated as it is letting loose in the hallway, bedroom and just as you enter the living room. The previous owners said they never used the heating and now the floor is dry from us heating the house in the last two weeks which resulted in the floor boards coming loose. Repairs are very costly and there is no guarantee that it will work. The result is the man is now contacting some companies to see if he can find us a wood floor in stock for us to lay over this floor. I really am beginning to think this house has a curse on it.