April 13, 2018
The second phase of our foundation is still in its preparation stage. Footings have been dug and forms and re-bar are being installed. We are planning on the concrete being poured by the middle of next week. This will allow the framing to begin on the street-level part of the house, which contains the garage, kitchen, living and family rooms and master bedroom/bath. While we can’t wait for the rest of the house to get framed, we realize this means we HAVE to start making choices for interior finishes – tile, carpet, appliances, cabinets, etc. What seems like fun at the outset becomes a bit onerous once you see how many options are out there, and you realize just how many choices you have to make! In order to cope, we have decided to concentrate on one room at a time. You might find it easier to concentrate on one category at a time – flooring, carpet, counter tops, etc., but in any event, break it down into smaller tasks, for sanity’s sake!