Well 2016 was a blur. It was an all around terrible year. I only posted here once. After March 2016 we had to regroup a little bit on the house. We hired a new GC and started work at the very end of August. We’ve made some progress and we’ve had some setbacks. I would just say overall this process still feels painfully slow. 2016 looked a little something like this…
2016 Year in Review
January – Pushing to try and get the rental done so we can move in.
February – We move into the rental even though there are no appliances or no heat. Perks: running water and electricity. Lots of arguing with the contractor/subcontractors.
March – Lots more fighting with the contractors/subcontractors…. You’re fired!
April – We move out of the house. We meet with tons of GC’s
May – We meet with more GC’s.
June, July – Mostly a blur, more meetings with GC’s.
August – Hire a new GC. Secure funds to complete reno. Begin construction again!
September – House gets broken into, ugh. A very dark day. We immediately install ADT. We now have ADT!
October – I lose my job when my position is relocated. Bad for cash flow but great for now acting as construction foreman (#blessingindisguise). We briefly consider selling and meet with our broker.
November – New windows officially installed and the cornice is painted, yay! Donald Trump is elected president, ugh. I start my own business.
December – Floors go in on parlor and second level. I am not sure what else happened in December, it’s like the whole world flakes at the end of the year.
We sent away for the tax photos so here is a little timeline in facades. The last picture shows how the house looks with the new windows.
I am very thankful 2016 is over and I am looking forward to a positive 2017!