Friday, February 1, 2013

Sick Day

I took a sick day today.  I have been fighting some sort of sinusy problem for almost 2 weeks, and with the super cold weather we had last week, my rheumatoid arthritis started to flare a bit.  I made it through to my RA doctor's appt yesterday afternoon, and after my visit, decided I needed to give in to my body and get some extra rest.  I'm glad I did.  I spent about 80% of the daylight hours sleeping.  I had a brief spell of energy which allowed me to finally get some decisions made, and I put an easy dinner together.  Now the urge to sleep is getting strong again, so I will give in to it shortly.

The decisions that I  made?  I ordered my kitchen cabinets and I ordered my appliances.  I've know what I wanted for a couple of weeks, but we still had a few niggling questions and decisions.  The biggest decision was to find a microwave that would work with all the rest of the appliances I wanted.  The one that I wanted was more than I wanted to spend, especially if I wanted the trim kit.  After spending the last 2 weeks looking at every possible microwave, I gave in and got the matching microwave.  I found most of the money by choosing a less expensive baseboard trim.  It feels terrific to get those decisions out of the way.

Now I have to find vanities/sinks for the bathrooms, and have to seriously start considering the color scheme for the house.  The contractor wants to know soon what style baseboards/trim I want and whether I want the trim painted or stained.  I'll probably go with painted, since it's easier to change up in the future, and it's a less expensive option.

My husband ordered the siding today too, and we've picked out the flooring last week.  We decided on a subcontractor for the tiling, and have picked tiles for the mudroom and one bathroom.  We found tiles we liked for our bath, but they are pricey so we're going to look some more.

The house is on target for completion in May.  We have to host an open house for the community since it's being built by the school's building trades program.

Exciting times around these parts.


Panhandle Jane said...

Isn't it amazing how a little bit of rest makes decisions easier? It sounds as if you are right on schedule with your plans. I'm excited for you.

I truly don't see how you are getting all these different things done at one time.

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